Games of the VIII Olympiad
Host city w:Paris, France
Events 126 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony May 4
Closing ceremony July 27
Stadium w:Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Paris hosted the VIII summer Olympics. This was the second time that Paris hosted the Olympics, the first being in 1900. Just before these
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Olympics France also hosted the 1924 Winter Olympic Games, which was the first ever winter games. France would later host the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble and the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville. 44 nations competed in the Paris games in the 17 sports and 126 events.

After Chamonix and Paris Games, the IOC forbid such practices as compensating athletes for time taken away from work to compete, making it almost impossible for working-class athletes to participate.


  1. United States 45 Gold, 27 Silver and 27 Bronze. 99 Total.
  2. France 13 Gold, 15 Silver, and 10 Bronze. 38 Total.
  3. Finland 14 Gold, 13 Silver and 10 Bronze. 37 Total.
  4. Great Britain 9 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze. 34 Total.
  5. Sweden 4 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze. 29 Total.
  6. Switzerland 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze. 25 Total.
  7. Italy 8 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze. 16 Total.
  8. Belgium 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze. 13 Total.
  9. Norway 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 10 Total.
  10. Netherlands 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. 10 Total.

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Preceded by
Chamonix 1924
Succeeded by
St. Moritz 1928
Preceded by
Antwerp 1920
Summer Olympics
Succeeded by
Amsterdam 1928
Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
Athens 1896Paris 1900St. Louis 1904Athens 1906London 1908Stockholm 1912Berlin 1916Antwerp 1920Paris 1924Amsterdam 1928Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936London 1948 • • Helsinki 1952Melbourne 1956Rome 1960Tokyo 1964Mexico City 1968Munich 1972Montreal 1976Moscow 1980Los Angeles 1984Seoul 1988Barcelona 1992Atlanta 1996Sydney 2000Athens 2004Beijing 2008London 2012Rio de Janeiro 2016
Winter Olympic Games
Chamonix 1924St. Moritz 1928Lake Placid 1932Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936St. Moritz 1948Oslo 1952Cortina 1956Squaw Valley 1960Innsbruck 1964Grenoble 1968Sapporo 1972Innsbruck 1976Lake Placid 1980Sarajevo 1984Calgary 1988Albertville 1992Lillehammer 1994Nagano 1998Salt Lake City 2002Torino 2006Vancouver 2010Sochi 2014Pyeongchang 2018

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