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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1924 Summer Olympics

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held in 1924 in Paris, France. The home town of Pierre de Coubertin, which had already hosted the 1900 Games, was chosen over bids of Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Rome.

Participating nations

A total of 44 nations were represented at the 1924 Games. Germany was not there because they were not invited by the Organizing Committee.[1] Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Lithuania, the Philippines and Uruguay attended the Olympic Games for the first time. Latvia and Poland attended the Summer Olympic Games for the first time (appeared earlier at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix).
 Great Britain
 Irish Free State
 Empire of Japan
 New Zealand
 Union of South Africa
 United States
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia