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Amsterdam 1928 Olympics




The City of Amsterdam: Amsterdam is the official capital of the Netherlands . Amsterdam lies on the banks of two bodies of water, the IJ bay and the Amstel River. One of the largest historic city centers in Europe is situated in Amsterdam . Some of Amsterdam' s frequently visited places are the National Maritime Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Museum Amstelkring and Anne Frank House.

The Ninth Modern Olympics: The 1928 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad . The Games were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.

Venue: The Ninth Summer Games were held in the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands . The stadium was designed by Jan Wils. This stadium was built for the 1928 Olympics.

Participants: 3014 participants from 46 countries took part in the ninth Olympiad in Amsterdam. The participating countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rhodesia, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Uruguay and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 109 events in 14 sports in the 1928 Summer Games. The events included athletics, boxing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Medal Count: United States won 56 medals in total with 22 gold medals. Netherlands won 6 gold medals and 19 in total.

A Brief Description of Amsterdam Summer Games, 1928: The Ninth Summer Games were held in Amsterdam, the official capital of Netherlands from 17 th May to 12 th August . The games were officially opened by Prince Hendrik . The Athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Harry Denis . The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time during this Olympiad. For the first time, the parade of the nations started with Greece and ended with the host country.

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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