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1928 Summergames Amsterdam (Netherlands)

1928 Summergames Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Type of game:Summergames
Country:Netherlands Netherlands

Date and place

Games of the 9th Olympiad 1928 in Amsterdam, May 17-August 12


Number of participants: 2883 (2606 men and 277 women)

Total spectators: 665,699

Olympic Oath: Henri Denis (Netherlands, football)

Participating countries: 46
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Egypt, Estonia, Philippines, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Rhodesia, Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Uruguay, United States, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland


Athletics, gymnastics, football and hockey in the Olympic Stadium (architect Jan Wils, spectator capacity: 40,000 cinder track with a length of 400 meters), weight lifting, wrestling and boxing in the Strength Building, fencing in the Fencing Room, modern pentathlon in Zeeburg, in the swimming stadium and in the fencing hall, Hilversum and Amersfoort, equestrian in Hilversum and in the Olympic Stadium, cycling at the Olympic Square and on the road Amsterdam-Scheveningen-Amsterdam, swimming, diving and water polo in the swimming stadium (50 meter - pool, spectator capacity: 6,000), rowing in the Ringvaart at Sloten, sailing at Durgerdam at the Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer).

Jan Wils (born 1891) won with the design of the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic competitions in the arts sector, a gold medal.