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1932 Summer Olympics

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The Games of the X Olympiad were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the number of participants from the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam competed in 1932.


Games of the X Olympiad
Nations participating37
Athletes participating1,408 (1,281 men, 127 women)
Events116 in 14 sports
Opening ceremoniesJuly 30, 1932
Closing ceremoniesAugust 14, 1932
Officially opened byCharles Curtis
Athlete's OathGeorge Calnan
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic Torch-
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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Highlights

  • An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes. The village is now a part of USC.
  • Babe Didrikson wins two gold medals in the javelin throw and the hurdles event, and only loses a third in the high jump because her jumping technique is ruled inferior and is placed second.
  • In field hockey, only three nations take part. The host nation loses 1-24 to India and 2-9 to Japan but wins a bronze medal anyway.
  • Finnish star Paavo Nurmi is barred from competing in the Olympic for being a professional.
  • Eddie Tolan wins both the 100 and 200 m sprint events.
  • Helene Madison wins three gold medals in swimming, while the Japanese upset the men's events and take all but one title.

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1932 Summer Olympics medal count)

1932 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States of America 413230103
2 Missing image
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Italy
12121236
3 France 105419
4 Sweden 95923
5 Missing image
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Japan
77418
6 Hungary 64515
7 Missing image
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Finland
581225
8 Great Britain 47516
9 Germany 312520
10 Australia 3115

See also

External link


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