The City of Paris: Paris is the capital and the largest city of France. Paris is the fifth biggest economy by metro area in the world. This city represents France's most dynamic centre of economic activity. Paris is known as the international
The Second Modern Olympics: The 1900 Olympics were officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad . Greece declared itself the rightful host of the future Olympics after the success of the previous Olympics. De Coubertin and the International Olympic Committee were determined to move the Games all over the world. The second Summer Games were moved to Paris, France. The Summer Games were overshadowed by the new Eiffel Tower and the Games were held in conjunction with the Universal Paris Exhibition in 1900 .
Venue: the Second Olympiad was held in the stadium Velodrome de Vincennes near Paris. Built in 1894, the stadium became the main stadium in the 1900 Olympiad. However the track and field events were held at Racing Club of France.
Participants: 997 participants from 24 countries took part in the Paris Olympics, 1900. The countries which sent competitors were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United States. Women were invited to participate for the first time in this Olympics.
Events: In Paris Olympics Events were divided in 20 disciplines comprising 19 sports . Wrestling and weightlifting were dropped from the program and 13 more were added. The events included archery, athletics, basque pelota, cricket, croquet, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, polo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, swimming, tennis, tug of war and water polo.
Medal Count : France won 26 gold medals counting to 92 in total. United States won 19 gold medals and 47 in total. No gold medals were awarded in this Olympiad.
A Brief Description of Paris Olympics, 1900: The Paris Olympics were held at the same time as the 1900 World's fair. The Games were held from 14 th May to 28 th October . The Paris Olympics were marked by the first participation of women athletes. Charlotte Cooper became the first woman to win an Olympic medal after winning the women's singles tennis competition.