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Also known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, the 1908 London Olympics took place from 27 April to 31 October, 1908, in London, United Kingdom. The Games coincided with the Franco-British Exhibition and witnessed the participation of 2,008 athletes hailing from 22 nations. The athletes participated in 110 events in 18 different sports. The 1908 London Olympics had the sports activities including field hockey, diving and figure skating contested for the very first time.

The host nation, Great Britain earned the maximum number of medals with 56 gold, 51 silver and 38 bronze. As compared to the two medals won at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, the United Kingdom displayed excellence by winning a total of 147 medals. The nations which couldn't earn any medals included Argentina, Switzerland and Turkey. The games also had combination of team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand. This new team was named as Australasia. On the contrary, the UK team also included athletes hailing from Ireland. Moreover, the Finland team, which had been integrated in the Russian Empire, chose to compete as a separate team in the 1908 London Olympics. Initially, the 1908 Summer Games were awarded to Rome, but after apprehensions about the nation's inability to get prepared, the Games were reassigned to London.



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Last Updated : July 25, 2016




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