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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.

Medals

  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
Olympics
1924
Succeeded by
St. Moritz 1928
Preceded by
Antwerp 1920
Summer Olympics
1924
Succeeded by
Amsterdam 1928

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