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1908 Summer Olympics

The Games of the IV Olympiad were held in 1908 in London, England. They were probably the most contentious in history. The American party was held in scorn, their flag not even present at Shepherd Bush stadium (which, incidentally, held 68,000 people, so it was a technological marvel for the time, since it was new and all), and it rained all the time.

Games of the IV Olympiad
Nations participating22
Athletes participating2,035 (1,999 men, 36 women)
Events109 in 22 sports
Opening ceremoniesApril 27, 1908
Closing ceremoniesOctober 31, 1908
Officially opened byEdward VII of the United Kingdom
Athlete's Oath.not applicable
Judge's Oath:not applicable
Olympic Torchnot applicable

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Medals Awarded

Medal Count

PosCountry GoldSilver BronzeTotal
1Great Britain 565135142
2United States 23121247
3Sweden 861125
4France 55919
5Germany 35614
6Hungary 3429
7Canada 331016
8Norway 2338
9Italy 2204
10Belgium 1528
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