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Rugby at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

1924 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Sports:

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: May 4, 1924
Date Finished: May 18, 1924
Events: 1

Participants: 54 (54 men and 0 women) from 3 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA René Araou (21 years, 199 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Marcel-Frédéric Lubin-Lebrère (32 years, 288 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 54 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Overview

Rugby union football was contested at the 1900, 1908, and 1920 Olympics, but the 1924 Olympics was the last time it would be on the Olympic Program in the standard 15-a-side game, although it would return in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro in the variant sport of rugby sevens. The United States was the defending champion, having defeated France, 8-0, in 1920, although they were the only two teams entered. Three teams entered in 1924 – France, the USA, and Romania. Romania was not in the same class as the other two teams, and when the USA defeated France, 17-3, they defended their rugby gold medal. The matches were held at the [Stade Olympique de Colombes] in Colombes, north of Paris, the main Olympic Stadium.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Rugby USA United States FRA France ROU Romania