1900 Summer Olympics

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The 1900 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900), today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, France, in 1900.wikipedia
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The 1900 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900), today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, France, in 1900.
Paris hosted the Olympic Games in 1900, 1924 and will host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Hélène de Pourtalès

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Women took part in the games for the first time, and sailor Hélène de Pourtalès, born Helen Barbey in New York City, became the first female Olympic champion.
Countess Hélène de Pourtalès (April 28, 1868 – November 2, 1945), born as Helen Barbey, was an American who became a Swiss sailor who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics and becoming the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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This was also the only Olympic Games in history to use live animals (pigeons) as targets during the shooting event.
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, 9 shooting events were included.

1896 Summer Olympics

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A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, except for the Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years later.

Archery at the Summer Olympics

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Sports to be included at the games were track and field athletics, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics, fencing, French and British boxing, river and ocean yacht racing, cycling, golf, lifesaving, archery, weightlifting, rowing, diving and water polo.
Archery had its debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics and has been contested in 16 Olympiads.

Alvin Kraenzlein

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Alvin Kraenzlein won 4 individual gold medals, a feat that has never repeated, while Walter Tewksbury took five medals including two golds.
Alvin Christian "Al" Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876 – January 6, 1928), known as "the father of the modern hurdling technique", was an American track-and-field athlete, and the first sportsman in the history of Olympic games to win four individual gold medals in a single discipline at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Rowing (sport)

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Sports to be included at the games were track and field athletics, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics, fencing, French and British boxing, river and ocean yacht racing, cycling, golf, lifesaving, archery, weightlifting, rowing, diving and water polo.
Male rowers have competed since the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre obstacle event

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Some events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games, including automobile and motorcycle racing, ballooning, cricket, croquet, Basque pelota, and 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming.
The men's 200 metre obstacle event was an obstacle swimming event in the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris.

Albert Ayat

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Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs.
He competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics alongside his brother Félix and won gold medals in the masters and amateur masters épée events.

Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Sailing/Yachting made its first appearance as an Olympic sport at the 1900 Summer Olympics after competitions were cancelled at the 1896 Olympics.

Tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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A tug of war tournament was held on 16 July at Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest in Paris as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, twenty-three athletics events were contested.

Croquet at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested.

Golf at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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The 1900 Summer Olympics took place in Paris, France, and was the first time ever that golf debuted in the Olympics.

Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, four events in rowing were contested, marking the introduction of the sport to the Olympic program.

Archery at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, seven of the archery events that took place in Paris, France, are considered to be "Olympic" by Olympic historians, with 153 archers competing in them.

Boulogne-Billancourt

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Some of the shooting events of the 1900 Summer Olympics took place in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Water polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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A water polo tournament was held on the Seine on 11 and 12 August 1900 as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, seven swimming events were contested.

Basque pelota at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a Basque pelota tournament was contested.

Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, an association football tournament was contested for the first time.

Croquet

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Some events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games, including automobile and motorcycle racing, ballooning, cricket, croquet, Basque pelota, and 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming.
Croquet was an event at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Cricket at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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A cricket tournament, played as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics, took place on 19–20 August at the Vélodrome de Vincennes.