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1900 Summer Olympics

The Games of the II Olympiad were held in 1900 in Paris, France. Despite Greek efforts to keep the Games in their country, the IOC decided to hold them at a different place each year. The Games competed for visitors with the World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time.

Games of the II Olympiad
Nations participating24
Athletes participating1,225 (1,206 men, 19 women)
Events87 in 18 sports
Opening dateMay 14, 1900
Closing dateOctober 28, 1900
Officially opened byNo official opening
Athlete's Oathnot applicable
Judge's Oath:not applicable
Olympic Torchnot applicable

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Highlights

  • Alvin Kraenzlein[?] won 60m, 110 and 220m hurdles[?], and the long jump; as of 2003, these four gold medals are still record for a track&field athlete. For his victory in long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein[?], who had refused to take the final run due to his religious beliefs, as that run was scheduled for a Sunday.
  • Charlotte Cooper (tennis) was the first woman to become Olympic champion.

Medals Awarded Gold medals were not given.

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1France25363192
2United States20141549
3Great Britain166931
4Switzerland6118
5Belgium55515
6Mixed Team (ZZX)43310
7Germany3227
8Italy2103
9Australia2035
10Denmark1326
11Hungary1326
12Cuba1102
13Austria0336
14Norway0235
15India0202
16Netherlands0134
17Bohemia0112
18Sweden0011
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