London Olympics 1908&1948

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London Olympics 1908&1948

  1. 1. LONDON OLYMPICS 1908 AND 1948 Kaupo Tammemäe Carl Robert Jakobson Gymnasium 9c Supervisor : Marje Maasen 2012
  2. 2. LONDON OLYMPICS 1908 Summer Olympics Officially the Games of the IV Olympiad Fifth modern Olympic games Opening Ceremony 27 April Officially opened by King Edward VII Closing Ceremony 31 October
  3. 3. GAMES OF THE IV OLYMPIAD 22 participating nations 2008 participating athletes 1971 men 37 women 110 events 22 sports
  4. 4. WHITE CITY STADIUM Originally The Great Stadium Built especially for London Olympics 1908 Closed in 1984 Opened by King Edward VII The most modern stadium at that time
  5. 5. SPORTS 22 sports Representing 24 sporting disciplines Excluded sports Tug of war (rope pulling) Figure skating first time ever on the summer olympics Jeu De Paume (tennis without racquets)
  6. 6. LONDON OLYMPICS 1948 Officially the Games of the XIV Olympiad After 12-year hiatus due to World War II 17 sports 136 events 4104 athletes participating 3714 men 390 women Officially opened by King George VI 29 July
  7. 7. WEMBLEY STADIUM Officially known as the Empire Stadium Built in 1923 Closed in 2000 New Wembley Stadium opened in 2007 Most famous stadium in the world
  8. 8. NATIONS A record 59 nations Japan and Germany not invited due to World War II Russia didn’t send any athletes USA the biggest team with 300 athletes Many countries with 1 athlete Many athletes couldn’t participate due to World War II
  9. 9. STARS Fanny ‘’The Flying Housewife’’ Koen• Mother of three children• Winner of 4 gold medals Decathlonist Bob Mathias• Became youngest gold medal winner ever• 17 years old The most individual medals won - Veikko Huhtanen• Three golds, one silver and bronze in men’s gymnastics
  10. 10. MOST SUCCESSFUL COUNTRIES 1908 1. Great Britain – 146 medals (host nation) 2. United States – 47 medals 3. Sweden – 25 medals 1948 1. United States – 84 medals 2. Sweden – 44 medals 3. France – 29 medals The host nation - Great Britain 12th with 23 medals
  11. 11. ESTONIANS IN LONDON OLYMPICS 1908 AND 1948 1908 Georg Lind , a Marathon runner The first Estonian ever participating Representing Russia 19th place 1948 No Estonians participating due to World War II
  12. 12. REFERENCES http://shrt.st/2cl1 http://shrt.st/2cl2 http://shrt.st/2cl3 http://shrt.st/2cl4

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