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1928 Summer Olympics

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The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.

Games of the IX Olympiad
Nations participating46
Athletes participating3,014 (2,724 men, 290 women)
Events109 in 14 sports
Opening ceremoniesMay 17, 1928
Closing ceremoniesAugust 12, 1928
Officially opened byPrince Hendrik
Athlete's OathHarry Dnis
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic Torch-
StadiumOlympisch Stadion
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Highlights

  • For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics. The torch relay, however, would not occur until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition still continued until this day.
  • Women's athletics and gymnastics debuted at these Olympic, in spite of criticism. Halina Konopacka of Poland became the first female Olympic track and field champion. The 800 m ended in several of the competitors being completely exhausted. Because of this, running events longer than 200 m were not included in the Olympics until the 1960s.
  • Johnny Weissmuller, later also actor in several Tarzan movies, won three gold medals in swimming.
  • Paavo Nurmi of Finland won his 9th gold medal by finishing first in the 10000 m.
  • Canada's Percy Williams surprised everyone by winning both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events.
  • South American football made a definite breakthrough, as Uruguay retained its title by defeating Argentina.

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1928 Summer Olympics medal count)

1928 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States of America 22181656
2 Germany 1071431
3Missing image
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Finland
88925
4 Sweden 761225
5Missing image
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Italy
75719
6Missing image
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Switzerland
74415
7 France 610521
8 Netherlands 69419
9Missing image
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Hungary
4509
10 Canada 44715

References

See also

External links

Bibliography


Olympic Games
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Winter Olympic Games
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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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