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1900 Summer Olympics

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Games of the II Olympics
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1900 Summer Olympics

The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
were considered a blunder, reduced to
a side-show of the World's Fair.

Nations participating 13
Athletes participating 1225
Events 87
Opening date May 14, 1900
Closing date October 28, 1900
Officially opened by N/A
Athlete's Oath N/A
Judge's Oath N/A
Olympic Torch N/A
Stadium Vlodrome de Vincennes

The Games of the II Olympics 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.

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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 a record for a track and field athlete. For his victory in the 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

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1900 Summer Olympics medal count)

(Host nation in bold.)

<TR bgcolor="#efefef"><TD>Pos<TD>Country<TD bgcolor="gold">Gold<TD bgcolor="silver">Silver<TD bgcolor="CC9966">Bronze<TD>Total <tr><td> 1<td>France<td>25<td>36<td>31<td>92 <tr><td> 2<td>United States<td>20<td>14<td>15<td>49 <tr><td> 3<td>Great Britain<td>16<td>6<td>9<td>31 <tr><td> 4<td>Missing image
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Switzerland<td>6<td>1<td>1<td>8 <tr><td> 5<td>Belgium<td>5<td>5<td>5<td>15 <tr><td> 6<td>Mixed Team (ZZX)<td>4<td>3<td>3<td>10 <tr><td> 7<td>Germany<td>3<td>2<td>2<td>7 <tr><td> 8<td>Missing image
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Italy<td>2<td>1<td>0<td>3 <tr><td> 9<td>Australia<td>2<td>0<td>3<td>5 <tr><td>10<td>Denmark<td>1<td>3<td>2<td>6
1900 Summer Olympics medal count

See also

External links


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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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