1928 Summer Olympics

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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.wikipedia
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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.

1920 Summer Olympics

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The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but was 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).

Summer Olympic Games

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Dutch nobleman, 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 four times in the United States (in 1904, 1932, 1984 and 1996); 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).

Olympic flame

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The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time for the duration of the Olympics, a tradition that continues to this day. The torch relay, however, would not take place until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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.

Olympic Games

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The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but was 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.

Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Johnny Weissmuller, who later appeared in several Tarzan movies, won two gold medals in swimming: an individual gold in the men's 100 m freestyle, and a team gold in the men's 4 x 200 m freestyle relay.
At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women.

1936 Summer Olympics

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The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time for the duration of the Olympics, a tradition that continues to this day. The torch relay, however, would not take place until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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.

Paavo Nurmi

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Paavo Nurmi of Finland won his ninth, and final, gold medal in the 10,000 m race.
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.

Percy Williams (sprinter)

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Canadian athlete Percy Williams exceeded expectations by winning both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events.
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.

Johnny Weissmuller

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Johnny Weissmuller, who later appeared in several Tarzan movies, won two gold medals in swimming: an individual gold in the men's 100 m freestyle, and a team gold in the men's 4 x 200 m freestyle relay.
Four years later, at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, he won another two gold medals.

Argentina at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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South American football made a definite breakthrough, as Uruguay retained its title by defeating Argentina.
Argentina competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sport of athletics

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Athletics events were held on a 400-meter track, later becoming the standard for athletics tracks.
Originally for men only, the 1928 Olympics saw the introduction of women's events in the athletics programme.

Uruguay at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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South American football made a definite breakthrough, as Uruguay retained its title by defeating Argentina.
Uruguay competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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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.
In 1928, Amsterdam hosted the Summer Olympics.

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Canadian athlete Percy Williams exceeded expectations by winning both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events.
These are the official results of the Men's 200 metres event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Algerian-born marathon runner Boughera El Ouafi won a gold medal for France in the men's marathon.
Men's Marathon event at the 1928 Summer Olympics took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, August 5, 1928.

Germany at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Germany returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1912, after being banned from the 1920 and 1924 Games. The German team finished second in the 1928 medal count.
Germany competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Olav V of Norway

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Among the participants was Crown Prince Olav, who would later become King of Norway; he won a gold medal in the 6 meter sailing event.
He won a gold medal in sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and remained an active sailor into old age.

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Paavo Nurmi of Finland won his ninth, and final, gold medal in the 10,000 m race.
The men's 10,000 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Pat O'Callaghan won the first ever medal for a newly independent Ireland, taking gold in the hammer throw.
The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

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.

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.

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

Mikio Oda

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Mikio Oda of Japan won the triple jump event with a result of 15.21 m, becoming the first gold medalist from an Asian country.
On his return to Japan, he enrolled at Waseda University, but returned to compete in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

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.