1924 Paris Summer

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  For the second time, in 1924, Paris was awarded the right to host the Olympic Games. It was a way of remembering that thirty years earlier at the Sorbonne a Congress had decided to renovate the ancient games, a way of paying tribute to Pierre de Coubertin who had just announced his intention to leave the presidency of the I.O. It was ignored, in France, until the first days of 1922 when the 1924 Games would be played. It has only been known since June 7, 1923 that they will definitely take place in Paris. Before then, U.S. managers were already preparing the athletes who will represent the Star-Spangled Flag.
Dates: May 4 - july 27, 1924
N.O.C. participants: 44
Number of sports: 17
Number of contests: 126
Number of athletes: 3089
Men: 2954
Women: 135
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Gaston Doumergue, Republic President
Oath: Georges André
Number of torch bearer: 0
Bids towns: Amsterdam (NED), Barcelone (ESP), Los Angeles (USA), Prague (CZE) et Rome (ITA)