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