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Paris
1924

DateMay 4 - July 27
CountryFrance
Athletes3088
Teams44
Events126
Paris 1924
The Titanic survivor who won Olympic gold at Paris 1924
Paris 1924

About the Games

Mass Appeal

The Paris Games signalled the acceptance of the Games as a major event with widespread appeal. The number of participating National Olympic Committees jumped from 29 to 44. This newfound popularity was confirmed by the presence of over 1,000 journalists.

Closing Ceremony

These Games introduced the Closing Ceremony ritual as we know it today. This involves the raising of three flags: the flag of the International Olympic Committee, the flag of the host nation and the flag of the next host nation.

No Time to Lose

Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi won five gold medals to add to the three he had won in 1920. His most spectacular performance occurred on 10 July. First, he easily won the 1500m and then, a mere 55 minutes later, he returned to the track to win the 5,000m.

Hollywood Material 

American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller won three golds. He claimed two further golds at the 1928 Games and went on to become famous playing Tarzan of the Apes in 12 movies. The Paris Games themselves became immortalised in “Chariots of Fire”, the Oscar-winning film about principled British runner Eric Liddell by Hugh Hudson.

Paris
1924

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Paris 1924

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Ko Willems sprints for cycling gold - Track cycling - Paris 1924 Olympic Games

Paris 1924 | Olympic Games
Paris
1924

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The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.