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  1. 1924 olympics

  2. Number of Olympic committees jumped from 29 to 44 Over 1,000 journalists covered the event which ran from May 4 to July 27 These games instilled the tradition of the closing ceremonies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6b97b2QhcQ Importance

  3. 3 flags are raised • IOC • Hosting nation • Next host nation Closing Ceremony

  4. Last time the track was 500 meters long • Eric Liddell’s story became the inspiration for “Chariots of Fire” • PaavoNurmi outshined everyone • Won the 1500 m • Won the 5000 m • Paavo won these two races 50 minutes apart 1924 Summer olympics in Paris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6b97b2QhcQ&feature=related

  5. Paavo also won the cross country race 3000 team race Won 5 gold medals in all—the most by anyone ever Best Finnish distance runner ever Arguably the best distance runner of all time PaavoNurmi

  6. In the summer of 1924, the Olympic motto was used for the first time • Citius, Altius, Fortius • Faster, Higher, Stronger • Originally from founded by Pierre de Coubertina French Sporting Federation Olympic Motto

  7. First games to feature an Olympic village Germany still wasn’t invited Ireland recognized as a nation for the first time and attended Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, Uruguay, and the Phillipines all attended for the first time Johnny Weissmuller won 2 swimming golds and went on to play Tarzan 1924 Summer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eck6Xy-pC0E

  8. Chamonix in French Alps hosted 1st winter Olympics • 16 nations attended • Anders Haugen • Competed in the ski jump • Due to a scoring error, he didn’t receive his bronze medal until he was 83 in 1974 1924 winter olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIz-cDy7sv8

  9. 16 nations attended • 16 events • 258 athletes • 11 women • 247 men 1924 winter olympics

  10. Canada beat Switzerland 33-0 Canada beat Czechoslovakia 30-0 Canada beat Great Britain 19-2 Canada defeated the US 6-1 and won the championship Hockey was brutal