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Paris 1924 Olympics




The City of Paris: Paris, the fifth biggest economy by metro area in the world, is the capital and the largest city of France . Paris is regarded as one of the world's global cities. This city represents France's most dynamic centre of economic activity. Paris is known as the international capital of fashion, art and gastronomy. This city was the heart of the French revolution and Industrial revolution . Paris is situated at the north bending arc of the river Seine. Paris is also known as a romantic city. With a historical background of over 2,000 years, Paris is among the foremost cities of the world for its beautiful architecture. Among the various places of interest, the main attraction of Paris is the Eiffel Tower . There are also Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Montmarte, Arche de la Defense, Place de la Republique, Place de la Bastille, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome and many more.

The Eighth Modern Olympics: The 1924 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad . The Games were held in 1924 in Paris, the capital of France.

Venue: The Eighth Olympiad was held in the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes , near Paris, France. The stadium is also known as the Stade Olympique de Colombes or plain Colombes to the locals. With a capacity of 45,000 spectators, it was the main stadium for 1924 Summer Games.

Participants: 3089 participants from 44 countries took part in the Paris Olympics, 1924. The participating countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Uruguay and Yugoslavia.

Events: In Paris Olympics there were 126 events in 17 sports. The events included athletics, boxing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, polo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, swimming, tennis,weightlifting and wrestling.

Medal Count: France won 38 medals in total with 13 gold medals. United States won 45 gold medals and 99 in total and became the winner in the Games.

A Brief Description of Paris Olympics, 1924: The Eighth Modern Olympic Games were held in Paris, France from 4 th May to 27 th July . The Games were officially opened by President Gaston Doumergue. The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Georges Andre.

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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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