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The 1928 Summer Olympics (Dutch: Olympische Zomerspelen 1928), officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from 28 July to 12 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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1932 Summer Olympics

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In preparation for the 1932 Summer Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee reviewed the costs and revenue of the 1928 Games.
The Games were held during the worldwide Great Depression and many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles; fewer than half the number of participants in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932.

Olympic flame

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The Olympic flame as a symbol of the modern Olympic movement was introduced by architect Jan Wils who designed the stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

1920 Summer Olympics

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The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but were obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp in Belgium for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris for the 1924 Games.
Germany did not return to Olympic competition until 1928 and instead hosted a series of games called Deutsche Kampfspiele, starting with the Winter edition of 1922 (which predated the first Winter Olympics).

Percy Williams (sprinter)

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Percy Alfred Williams, (May 19, 1908 – November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 and 200 metres races at the 1928 Summer Olympics and a former world record holder for the 100 metres sprint.

Paavo Nurmi

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics, Nurmi recaptured the 10,000 m title but was beaten for the gold in the 5000 m and the 3000 m steeplechase.

1936 Summer Olympics

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The 1936 Summer Olympics torch relay was the first of its kind, following on from the reintroduction of the Olympic Flame at the 1928 Games.

Johnny Weissmuller

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Four years later, at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, he won another two gold medals.

Summer Olympic Games

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Frederik van Tuyll van Serooskerken first proposed Amsterdam as host city for the Summer Olympic Games in 1912, even before the Netherlands Olympic Committee was established.
The Games have been held three times in the United Kingdom (in 1908, 1948 and 2012); twice each in Greece (1896, 2004), France (1900, 1924), Germany (1936, 1972) and Australia (1956, 2000); and once each in Sweden (1912), Belgium (1920), Netherlands (1928), Finland (1952), Italy (1960), Japan (1964), Mexico (1968), Canada (1976), Soviet Union (1980), South Korea (1988), Spain (1992), China (2008) and Brazil (2016).

Modern pentathlon at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, a single modern pentathlon event was contested.

Sport of athletics

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Women's athletics and team gymnastics debuted at these Olympics, in spite of criticism.
Originally for men only, the 1928 Olympics saw the introduction of women's events in the athletics programme.

Olav V of Norway

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He won a gold medal in sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and remained an active sailor into old age.

Amersfoort

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The city was used during the 1928 Summer Olympics as a venue for the modern pentathlon events.

Olympic Games

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The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but were obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp in Belgium for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris for the 1924 Games.
Coca-Cola sponsored the 1928 Summer Olympics, and has subsequently remained a sponsor to the current time.

Cycling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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The cycling competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only.

Equestrian at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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The equestrian events at the 1928 Summer Olympics included dressage, eventing, and show jumping.

Halina Konopacka

Halina Konopacka of Poland became the first female Olympic track and field champion.
She won the discus throw event at the 1928 Summer Olympics, breaking her own world record and becoming the first Polish Olympic champion.

Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics tournament, won by Uruguay against Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay.

Field hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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The 1928 Summer Olympics saw the third field Hockey tournament at Olympics.

Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)

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The Olympic Stadium (Dutch: Olympisch Stadion) is the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women.

Gymnastics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eight events in gymnastics were contested.

Fencing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, seven fencing events were contested, six for men and one for women.

Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics featured seven events, for men only.