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1932 Summer Olympics

The Games of the X Olympiad were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics.

Games of the X Olympiad
Nations participating37
Athletes participating1,408 (1,281 men, 127 women)
Events116 in 14 sports
Opening ceremoniesJuly 30, 1932
Closing ceremoniesAugust 14, 1932
Officially opened byCharles Curtis
Athlete's OathGeorge Calnan[?]
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic Torch-

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Highlights

  • Held during a worldwide economic crisis, many nations or athletes were unable to pay the trip to Los Angeles, and less than half of the number of participants from Amsterdam showed up.
  • An Olympic Village[?] was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
  • Babe Didrikson[?] wins two gold medals in the javelin throw and the hurdles event, and only loses a third in the high jump because her jumping technique is ruled inferior and is placed second.
  • In field hockey, only three nations take part. The host nation loses 1-24 to India and 2-9 to Japan but wins a bronze medal anyway.
  • Finnish star Paavo Nurmi is barred from competing in the Olympic for being a professional.
  • Eddie Tolan wins both the 100 and 200 m sprint events.
  • Helene Madison[?] wins three gold medals in swimming, while the Japanese upset the men's events and take all but one title.

Medals Awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal

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