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1924 Paris
Olympic Stadium

Yves-du-Manoir

1924 Paris Olympic Stadium

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Address Colombes, France
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  Metal Count  
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA
France
Finland
Great Britain
Sweden
Switzerland
Italy
Belgium
Norway
Holland
45
13
14
9
4
7
8
3
5
4
27
15
13
13
13
8
3
7
2
1
27
10
10
12
12
10
5
3
3
5
99
38
37
34
29
25
16
13
10
10
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  The Facility  
Date Built 1924
Ownership
(Management)
French Government
(French Government)
Surface Grass
Cost of Construction Unknown
Olympic Capacity 45,000
Luxury Suites None
Club Seats None
  Other Facts  
Current Tenants None
Former Tenants 1924 Summer Olympics
French National Football Soccer and Rugby Teams
RC Paris
Racing Metro 92
Population Base 12,000,000
On Site Parking Unknown
Nearest Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

1924 Paris Olympic Stadium

Paavo Nurmi may have been the talk of Antwerp in 1920, but he was the sensation of Paris four years later.

It wasn't just that the "Flying Finn" won five gold medals, it was the way he did it. Running with a stopwatch on his wrist, Peerless Paavo captured the 1,500 and 5,000-meter finals within an hour of each other and set Olympic records in both. Two days later, he blew away the field in the 10,000-meter cross-country run where the heat and an unusually difficult course combined to knock out 23 of 38 starters (Finland also won the team gold in the event). And finally, the next day he led the Finns to victory in the 3,000-meter team race. His performance overshadowed the four gold medals of teammate Ville Ritola.

The gold medals won by British runners Harold Abrahams in the 100 meters and Eric Liddell in the 400 were chronicled in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. The movie, however, was not based on fact. Liddell, a devout Christian, knew months in advance that the preliminary for the 100 (his best event) was on a Sunday, so had plenty of time to change plans and train for the 400. Also, he and Abrahams never competed against each other in real life.

Speaking of the movies, Johnny Weissmuller of the U.S. won three swimming gold medals in the 100 and 400-meter freestyles and water polo. He would later become Hollywood's most famous Tarzan.

Source: 1996 Information Please Sports Almanac

1920 Antwerp
Olympic Stadium

1920 Antwerp Olympic Stadium

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Olympic Stadium

1924 Paris Olympic Stadium

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Olympic Stadium

1928 Amsterdam Olympic Stadium

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