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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Events:

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 12, 1924
Date Finished: July 13, 1924

Gold: USA United States
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

The heats served the purpose of eliminating only one team, Finland. In the final, Great Britain had to do without the services of [Eric Liddell], winner of the open 400 metres, who was preaching a sermon on the Sunday of the final. The US was given the lead on the second leg by [Bill Stevenson], a Rhodes Scholar who later was an Ambassador to the Philippines. They held the lead and won in world record time.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Canada CAN
5 France FRA
6 Italy ITA
3 h2 r1/2 Finland FIN