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Los Angeles 1932 Olympics




The City of Los Angeles: Los Angeles is known as "L.A." or the "City of Angels ". Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California. It is the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles is one of the major global cities in the world and one of the world's most important centers of culture, science, technology, international trade, and higher education. The frequently visited tourist spots of Los Angeles are Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, LA Zoo, La Brea Tar Pits. There are also four amusement parks.

The Tenth Modern Olympics: The 1932 Summer Olympics is officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad . The tenth Summer Games were held in Los Angeles , California in United States.

Venue: The tenth Summer Games were held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This is an outdoor sports stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, California at Exposition Park. The stadium is located next to the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Participants: 1408 participants from 37 countries took part in the tenth Olympiad

in Los Angeles, California in United States. The participating countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China(ROC), Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 116 events in 14 sports in the 1932 Summer Games. The events included athletics, boxing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.

Medal Count: United States the host of the tenth Summer Games won 41 gold, 32 silver and 30 bronze medals and became the winner with a total count of 103 medals.

A Brief Description of Los Angeles Summer Games, 1932: The Tenth Summer Games were held in Los Angeles, California from 30 th July to 14 th August . The games were officially opened by Charles Curtis. The Athletes uttered Olympic oath led by George Calnan . The tenth Summer Games were held during the worldwide Great Depression. For this reason, many nations could not take part in the competition.

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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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