Thursday, July 14, 2016
1924 summer olympics
these games were held in Paris, France. they were held from May 4 to July 27. they were Pierre de Coubertin's last as IOC president. 44 nations participated in these games. an official logo for the games was introduced to the games. (will be shown at the end of this post). the games were the first to use the standard 50m pool. Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell won the100m and 400m respectively. they were the basis of the film Chariots of Fire, telling their stories. the marathon distance were fixed at the current 26.219 miles (42.195km). Johnny Weissmuller won three golds in swimming and a bronze in water polo. the motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger) was introduced. in association with these games, the "international week of winter sports" was held in Chamonix (also in France) was from January 25 to February 5. they were later renamed the first winter Olympics. the Olympic village was introduced. Canada won 4 medals (3s, 1b) at these games. tomorrow - the 1928 games. below is the logo and poster for these games.