Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 6, 1932
Date Finished: August 7, 1932
In the heats the US team broke the world record with 3:11.8. Heavy favorites in the final, [Ivan Fuqua] put the US in the lead with 47.1, leading Germany by almost 10 metres, and the US was never challenged, breaking their world record from the heats with 3:08.2 and winning by three seconds over Great Britain. On the third leg, [David, Lord Burghley] did gain a bit on the Americans, and their anchor runner, [Godfrey Rampling], also started to close a bit. But his early fast pace was too much for him to hold and he paid the price in the last 100 metres. Rampling was the father of actress Charlotte Rampling.