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Olympic games


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Olympic games

  1. 1. Index  1. Amsterdam 1928  2. the Olympic Stadium  3. Why was chosen Amsterdam?  4. Official Poster  5.Hightlights  6. Participating Nations  7. Sports  8. Medal count
  2. 2. Amsterdam 1928  The Olympic Games of Amsterdam 1928, officially know as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 17 May to 12 August. There were 3014 athletes ( 2724 men and 290 women) from 46 countries, competing in 16 sports and 109 specialties.
  3. 3. The Olympic Stadium
  4. 4. Why was chosen Amsterdam?  In 1916 the Olympic Games were cancelled due to World War I. In 1919 the Netherlands Olympic Committee abandoned the proposal of Amsterdam in favour of their support of the nomination of Antwerp as host city for the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1921 Paris was selected for the 1924 Summer Olympics on the condition that the 1928 Summer Olympics would be organized in Amsterdam. The decision was disputed by the Americans, but their request to allocate the 1928 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles was without success. Los Angeles was finally selected as host city for the 1932 Summer Olympics.
  5. 5. The official poster
  6. 6. Highlights  For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition which continues today.  For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics. The torch relay, however, would not occur until the 1936 Summer Olympics.  These games were the first to feature a standard schedule of 16 days, which is still followed. Previously, competition had been stretched out over several months.
  7. 7.  Diversity was another highlight of these games. athletes form 28 nations in total won a gold medal, a record that was not broken until 40 years later  Women competed in athletics events for the fisrs time despite objections de Coubertin and Pope Pius XI although their participation was limited to five events  Luigina Giavotti, 11 years old, became the youngest medalist of all time by winning silver medal in gymnastics as part of Italian Team
  8. 8.  Germany returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1912, after being banned from the 1920 and 1924 Games. The German team finished second in the 1928 medal count.  Helena Nordheim, Anna Dresden-Polak, and Jud Simons won gold medals as three of the five Jewish athletes on the Dutch women's gymnastics team. They were later killed at the Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland as part of the Holocaust, where their coach Gerrit Kleerekoper was also killed. Their team mate Estella Agsteribbe was gassed in Auschwitz.  The first appearance of the sponsor Coca-Cola and Adidas at the Olympic Games
  9. 9. Participating nations
  10. 10. Sports  Athletics  Field hockey  Boxing  Modern pentathlon  Cycling  Rowing  Diving  Sailing  Equestrian  Swimming  Fencing  Water polo  Football  Weightlifting  Gymnastics  Wrestling
  11. 11. Medal Count