1928 Summer Olympics

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The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as 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.

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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 which continues today.
  • 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 run ended with 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, who later appeared 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.
  • India took its first ever gold in field hockey, the beginning of a winning streak which continued until 1956 with six gold medals won during the period.
  • Is the first appareance like sponsor of Coca-Cola of the Olympic Games.

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

1928 Summer Olympics medal count Image:Olympische Ringe.svg
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Image:Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States 22181656
2Image:Flag of Germany (2-3).svg Germany 1071431
3Image:Flag of Finland.svg Finland 88925
4Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 761225
5Image:Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 75719
6Image:Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 74415
7Image:Flag of France.svg France 610521
8Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 69419
9Image:Hungary 1940 flag.JPG Hungary 4509
10Image:Canadian Red Ensign.svg Canada 44715
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Nations

Articles about Amsterdam Summer Olympics by nation:

See also

External links

Olympic Games

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Olympic sports
Olympic medalists
Participating NOCs
Olympic symbols
Medal counts

Summer Olympic Games

1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020

Winter Olympic Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022

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