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Recognized as the Games of the VII Olympiad, the 1924 Summer Olympics were scheduled in Paris, France. This was the second time that Paris hosted the Olympic Games after 1900. It is estimated that the cost of these Games was 10,000,000₣. The selection of Paris as the host nation was made at the 20th IOC Session in Lausanne in 1921.

Paris 1924 Games saw a hike in the number of participating National Olympic Committees from 29 to 44. An impressive 1,000 journalists were there to confirm the presence of such a massive number of participating NOCs.

United States of America stood first on the list of maximum medal winning nations. It won 45 gold, 27 silver and 27 bronze medals. The US was followed by nations, including Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy and so on. The last Games to be organized under the presidency of Pierre de Coubertin, the VII Olympiad was the first to use the standard 50m pool with marked lanes. It was during the 1924 Paris Olympic Games that the national team of Uruguay won the gold medal in football. Additionally, these were the first Games to feature an Olympic Village and Olympic Art Competitions were also contested for the first time during these Games.



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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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