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The Olympics of the 1920's

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  • 1. By: Cara Chernow and Lauren Bronstein The Olympics of the 1920's
  • 2. Why did we do this topic?
    • To learn about the past Olympics.
    • To learn how the Olympics were during the 1920’s, while America was experiencing a superficial prosperity (Entertainment, Literature, Industries, etc. experienced major developments).
    • To learn about how the games have changed over time.
  • 3. Olympics in the 20’s
    • 1920 – Summer (Belgium)
    • 1924 – Winter (France)
    • 1924 - Summer (France)
    • 1928 – Winter (Switzerland)
    • 1928 - Summer (Netherlands)
  • 4. Summer of 1920
    • Opening ceremony: April 20
    • Closing ceremony: September 12
    • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    • Nations Participating: 29
    • Athletes participating: 2,626 (2,561 men, 65 women)
    • Known as “Games of the VII Olympiad”
  • 5. Summer of 1920 Cont.
    • Medals were awarded in the following areas:
      • Archery
      • Athletics
      • Boxing
      • Cycling
      • Diving
      • Equestrian
      • Fencing
      • Figure skating
      • Football
      • Gymnastics
      • Hockey
      • Ice hockey
      • Modern pentathlon
      • - Polo
      • - Rowing
      • - Rugby
      • - Sailing
      • - Shooting
      • - Swimming
      • - Tennis
      • - Tug of war
      • - Water polo
      • - Weightlifting
      • - Wrestling
  • 6. Summer of 1920 pictures
  • 7. Winter of 1924
    • The 1924 Winter Olympics were the first Winter Olympics that took place in Chamonix, France from January 25 th – February 4 th.
    • 16 different countries sent athletes to compete, resulting in 258 total athletes.
    • There were only 16 different events:
      • 4-man bobsled
      • Biathlon
      • Curling
      • Figure skating (men's, women's, pairs)
      • Hockey
      • Cross country Skiing (18k, 50k)
      • Ski jumping
      • Nordic combined skiing
      • Speed skating (500m, 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m, combined)
  • 8. Winter of 1924 continued…
    • Interesting Facts:
      • The highest number of medals were awarded to Finland (11) and Norway (17); then US and Great Britain with 4; Austria, Switzerland, and France received 3; Sweden won 2; and Canada one.
      • Canada’s only medal was won in hockey. They defeated Switzerland 33-0, Czechoslovakia 30-0, Sweden 22-0, Great Britain 19-2, and finally they beat the United States 6-1to win the gold.
      • Originally called the ’International Winter Sports Week’ so certain countries would attend.
      • A week later the international ski committee called the games the official ‘Olympics’.
  • 9. Winter of 1924 pictures
  • 10. Summer of 1924
    • Location: Paris, France
    • Dates: May 4 th to July 27 th
    • 44 different nations participated
    • 3,089 athletes competed; 135 women and 2,954 men
    • 16 different sports/events were played
  • 11. Summer of 1924 cont…
    • Interesting Facts
      • First Olympics where the three flags were raised; the Olympic flag, the host country’s flag, and the next Olympic host country’s flag.
      • These Olympics were the last with tennis as an event until 1988.
      • This was the first time athletes stayed in an Olympic Village, group of wooden cabins.
  • 12. Summer of 1924 pictures
  • 13. Winter of 1928
    • Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland
    • Dates: February 11 th - February 19 th
    • Athletes participating: 464 (438 men, 26 women)
    • 25 different nations participated
  • 14. Winter of 1928 cont…
    • Events included:
      • Bobsleigh
      • Figure skating
      • Ice hockey
      • Nordic skiing
      • Cross-country skiing
      • Nordic combined
      • Ski jumping
      • Speed skating
      • Tobogganing (skeleton)
      • Military patrol
      • - Skijoring
  • 15. Winter 1928 pictures
  • 16. Summer of 1928
    • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Dates: July 28 th – August 12 th
    • 2,883 athletes
    • 46 different nations participated
    • 109 events in the games
  • 17. Summer of 1928 cont…
    • Interesting Facts
      • The Olympic flame was first lit at these games.
      • The tradition of the parade beginning with Greece and ending with the host nation started this year.
      • First games that took place within 16 days instead of over a couple months.
  • 18. Summer of 1928 pictures
  • 19. The End