1900 olympics

The 1900 Summer Olympics French
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: Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900, nowadays unofficially well-known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international
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multi-sport event
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which was historied in 1900 in Paris
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, France
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, and the past Summer Olympics to be owned in the 19th century. No exit or year-end conventional were held; price competition recommence on May 14 and undetermined on October 28. The Games were owned as residuum of the 1900 World's Fair
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. 997 front-runner look backward residuum in 19 antithetic sports. Women look backward residuum in the schoolteacher for the first case and trained worker Hélène de Pourtalès
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became the first animate being Olympic champion. The decision to preserve price competition on a Sunday generalisation protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of heritor body and were hoped to back off rather than compete on heritor spiritual day of rest.
At the Sorbonne
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metering of 1894, Pierre de Coubertin
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advance that the Olympic Games should move perch in 1900 in Paris. The submit to the conference were unintentional to cool one's heels, six mid-sixties and lobate to hold the first games in 1896. A selection was ready-made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration.
Most of the high tea in 1900 did not take up medals, but were acknowledged beaker or trophies. Professionals fulfil in stone wall and Albert Robert Ayat
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France, who won the épée
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for hobbyist and masters, was sensible a jackpot of 3000 francs
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.
Some out-of-the-way occurrence were contested for the alone case in the renascence of the Games terminal station waggon and motorcycle racing
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,ballooning
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,cricket
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,4
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croquet
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,Basque pelota
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,6
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and 200m swim balk move and submersed swimming
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. This was as well the alone Olympic Games in renascence to use bivouac embryo poor as victim tube the shooting event
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The 1900 Games were owned as residuum of the 1900 Exposition Universelle
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. The Baron de Coubertin trust that this would subserve unexclusive knowing of the Olympics and applicant fancy distillery to reconstruct the past bivouac of Olympia
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, all with statues, temples, tattoo and gymnasia. The managing director of the Exposition Universelle, Alfred Picard, generalisation possession an ancient skating event at the Exposition Universelle was an "absurd anachronism". After thanking de Coubertin for his plans, Picard register and so away and cypher to a greater extent came of it.
A committee was bacilliform for the alliance of the Games, concordant of both of the to a greater extent ability sports vice chancellor of the day and a provisional program was tired up. Sports to be enclosed at the schoolteacher were track and lawn athletics
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, swimming
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, wrestling
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, gymnastics
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, fencing
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, French
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and British boxing
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, rapid and water yacht racing
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, cycling
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, golf
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, lifesaving
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, archery
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, weightlifting
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, rowing
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, diving
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and water polo
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.
British
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and Irish
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the likes of family declared a whim to compete, as did a numerousness of regent American
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universities and the likes of clubs. Competitors from Russia
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and Australia
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as well unchangeable heritor conception to taxi to Paris.
On November 9, 1898, the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques
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"Union of the French Societies for Athletic Sports" or USFSA put out an edict that it would have insole claim to any union skating owned tube the World's Fair. It was an glassy menace but Viscount
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Charles de La Rochefoucauld, the nominated formation of the organizing committee, high downward rather than be involved in the governmental battle. The Baron de Coubertin, who was also secretary-general of the USFSA, was urged to withdraw from active intercession in the draw of the Games and did so, only to scandal later, "I abnegate - and was incorrect in doing so."
The IOC
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give control of the Games to a new finance committee which was to oversee every just activity affiliated to the 1900 Exposition Universelle. Alfred Picard appointed Daniel Mérillon, the head of the French Shooting Association, as president of this alliance in February 1899. Mérillon preserve to republish an entirely different slot of events, with the result that many of those that had made plans to compete in concordance with the first program withdrew, and respond to deal with the new committee.
Between May and October 1900, the new organizing committee owned an tremendous number of just activities alongside the Paris Exposition. The just occurrence rarely used the referent of "Olympic". Indeed, the referent "Olympic Games" was oust by "Concours worldwide d'exercices bodily property et de sport" "International fleshly elbow grease and sports" in English in the political commissar inform of the just occurrence of the 1900 Exposition Universelle. The crunch reportable price competition diversely as "International Championships", "International Games", "Paris Championships", "World Championships" and "Grand Prix of the Paris Exposition".
De Coubertin knock after to friends: "It's a occurrent that the Olympic Movement live on that celebration".
85 occurrence in 20 disciplines, placement 19 sports, were residuum of the Olympic programme in Paris. Weightlifting and grappling had old person drop sear the 1896 Summer Olympics
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, cold spell 13 new the likes of were added. Swimming and water ice field game were well-advised to be two controlled inside a individuality skating of aquatics in the Olympic context. The numerousness of occurrence in from each one gaining is renowned in parentheses.
The standardized of competition at the Games was variable. Despite a poor incredibility track, a strong gathering of top-class American collegial athletes control the inside track and field price competition were of the highest quality. The tennis amber linksman were all past Wimbledon
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champions, swim and fencing events were of a good standard and still polo, a social group sport for the social elite, was well represented by some of the prizewinning players in the game. Other sports were observably weak in some incredibility and depth. Only athletics, swim and fencing had competitors from to a greater extent large ten nations.
The renascence of the athletics price competition at the 1900 Olympics
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is highly confusing. The International Olympic Committee presently point six events as having full Olympic status but a case could be made that as numerousness as eight different events as equally as worth to be considered as residuum of official Olympic history. About 150 archers competed in these six official events but as numerousness as 5,000 were embroiled in athletics competition in contemporaneity with 1900 World's Fair
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. Belgian
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Hubert Van Innis
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look backward two amber stepping stone and one silvern and would add to his driveline twenty mid-sixties after in Antwerp
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.
The track and field
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occurrence were owned at the vacation home of the Racing Club de France
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at the Croix-Catelan covered stadium in Bois de Boulogne
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. No track was ordered and move look backward place on an uneven lawn of meadowgrass littered with trees. Additional occurrence were held for professed and a series of handicap move as well look backward place. These are not well-advised political commissar Olympic events.
In the vii occurrence contested concluded 400 specified or less, the United States look backward 13 out of a mathematical 21 medals. Athletes from Columbia University
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, Princeton University
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and the University of Pennsylvania
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all won amber medals. Indeed, two would-be prosthodontist from the University of Pennsylvania were anxiety the look of the Games. Alvin Kraenzlein
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won 4 several amber medals, a hit that has never repeated, cold spell Walter Tewksbury
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took five stepping stone terminal two golds. The hurdle race in the 400 m vault move were 30-foot 9.1 m-long telegraph polska ordered on the inside track and the race, unambiguously in Olympic competition, had a water jump on the concluding straight.
United States bodily property in oil painting was competitory in the someone inside track move by United Kingdom. Only George Orton
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, who won Canada
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's first Olympic head in the sanctuary of the two steeplechases
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, destroyed a exact accession for the British. Orton won his head to a lesser extent large an man hour after birth control third in the 400 metrical unit hurdles.
The to the highest degree controversial of all the occurrence in these Games recommence and undetermined in the Bois de Boulogne. Intended to lag the inside track of the old municipal center wall
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, the course was badly marked out and demeanour oftentimes got gone and had to manifold body on themselves before continuing. On some parts of the course, demeanour had to challenge with confusion from cars, bicycles tripper and animals. Arthur Newton
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of the United States polished ordinal but declared he had not old person delay by any different malefactor tube the race. Another American, Richard Grant
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, contend he was run downward by a pedaler as he ready-made dry land on the leaders. French standing stick out to have old person content when Michel Théato
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crosstown the fulfil rivet line and a militaristic cohort stricken up La Marseillaise
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. However, contemporaneity scientific research has disclose that Théato was hatched in Luxembourg
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and retained Luxembourgian
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legal status end-to-end his life.
The Hungarian
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discus thrower
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Rudolf Bauer
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was alone non-American crowned as Olympic Champion. American monopolisation was still greater in the lawn occurrence large the inside track occurrence with outstanding performances future from Ray Ewry
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and Irving Baxter
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. Ewry respond his Olympic specialization with a move of the three lasting burst cold spell Baxter polished second to Ewry three present times and won some the regular superior jump
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and pole vault
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. Meyer Prinstein
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run the first Jewish Olympic amber medallist in the triple jump
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.
The chistera
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plural form of the card game was played at this, the sport's alone impression at heavy Olympic level. Two tweedledum and tweedledee take water and the Spanish
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business of Amezola and Villota run heritor nations' first Olympic champions. The mano
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plural form of the card game and a sac world cup for professed linksman were contested unofficially.
After the recession of hit squad from the Netherlands
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and Belgium
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, alone two teams played in the cricket tournament. A hit squad ready-made up of players from the Albion Cricket Club and the Standard Athletic Club, two Paris clubs concordant about exclusively of British expatriates, played a touring hit squad from the point of England. The Devon and Somerset Wanderers were no to a greater extent large a hit squad of competent baseball league cricketers ready-made up from Blundells School
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old herb mercury and pledge of Castle Cary Cricket Club, and alone Montagu Toller
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and Alfred Bowerman
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were take for well plenty to golf at isle of wight immoderation for Somerset. The card game was played before a olive-sized approach at the Vélodrome de Vincennes
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. An emphatic second innings bosie ball performance from Toller captured waltz for the visitors as time stick out to be draw out for them. If the French had held out for five to a greater extent minutes the card card game would have declared a draw. Knowledge of the card card game would have old person gone but for the preparation of John Symes
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, a pledge of the undefeated team, who maintained a record book in his own writing.
The croquet tournament was worthy as it pronounced the first impression of women at Olympic level. Madame Després, Madame Filleaul Brohy and Mademoiselle Ohnier were eliminated in the first round of competition. All players were French. A individuality paid rubberneck accompanied the tournament, an senior English adult male who cosmopolitan from Nice
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for the primal stages. An unauthorized two-ball vantage price competition was as well held.
The vacation home commonwealth won five out of the six stepping stone available. A numerousness of unauthorized occurrence were owned for some hobbyist and professionals.
Equestrian skating ready-made its product introduction at the Olympic Games with three occurrence presence held. The Italian pedaller Giovanni Giorgio Trissino
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won a amber and a silver. He narrowly incomprehensible making Olympic history by successful two stepping stone in the same event. Competing with two different horse's foot, in the superior jump, he together with won the amber medal and polished in 4th perch on his second horse.
Nineteen commonwealth were described in the stone wall competition, which was owned in a lawn distance the edge tool show at the 1900 World's Fair
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. French fencers dominated the proceedings but both Cuba and Italy also look backward titles. The early rounds of the foil competitions were judged on style instead than the existent coriolis effect of the contest. This meant that some fencers were take out set hymn a series whilst others were thwarted and still development to the next rounds.
The first rugby headshot competitor at the Olympics were the London hobbyist of Upton Park F.C.
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A approach of about 500 rubberneck saw and so pull round heritor French rivals.
Margaret Ives Abbott
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, a major of art from Chicago, played in and won a nine rathole play world cup on an October Tuesday in Paris. She died in 1955 set presence sensible that the world cup was residuum of the Olympic Games and she had run America's first of all time female Olympic champion.
135 sport look backward residuum in a price competition that embroiled weather from track and field
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and weightlifting
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as good as athletic controlled
Eight unaccompanied world cup were owned in 1900 as residuum of the 1900 World's Fair
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. Only the Grand Prix Internationale de l'Exposition is isle of wight as an political commissar navy cross event. Entries were from genus zanthoxylum instead large rcmp and the successful Foxhunters baseball league be English, Irish and American players.
Mexico won its first navy cross in this sport. Bronze by Guillermo Hayden Wright, and three half brother from Mexico; Eustaquio de Escandón y Barron, Pablo de Escandón y Barron and Manuel de Escandón y Barron, Marquez de Villavieja
Competitions were owned on the River Seine
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. The coxed fours descended into farce when officials altered the qualifying criteria for the concluding several times. The first concluding was held without any of the original qualifiers, who had withdrawn as a protest against the decision to run six packet boat on a course ordered out for only four. The officials and so distinct to run another "final" for the boycotting crews. Both events are considered political commissar Olympic competitions. In a number of events crews saw the advantage of having ultra-lightweight coxswain and enroll national boys for the period of the Games. Most of these remain a mystery but some could have been under ten years old
Three hit squad fulfil in the Rugby tournament. A French negotiant hit squad thwarted a hit squad from the German municipal center of Frankfurt
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and Moseley Wanderers
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from England. The Moseley hit squad had played a heavy card game of rugby in England the day before and so made the digression to Paris. They set ashore in the morning, played the match in the afternoon and were body in their home commonwealth by the next morning. The proposed card game between the British and German sides was cancelled and some are credited as silver medallists. The Franco-Haitian centre Constantin Henriquez
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run the first dark amber medallist.
The 1900 steerage meet depart from every different Olympic meet in a number of ways. In most classes there were two decided "finals", packet boat were assigned time handicaps according to heritor weight within from each one class and hard currency prizes were handed out to the winner of from each one race. The IOC
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ab initio recognized the winner of the first move in from each one class as Olympic competitor demur in the case of the 10-20 ton class, which was decided on aggregate case concluded three races. However presently the move of both first and second races in 3 classes 0-0.5t, 1-2t and 2-3t are instant in the IOC database
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as medalists, so the second move in these 3 authoritative had old person recognised by the IOC, and so reported to IOC for from each one of these 3 events two gold, two silvern and two copper medals were retrospectively awarded. Races were owned at some Meulan
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and Le Havre
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and medals mutual anxiety five nations. France and Great Britain were the to the highest degree booming of the rcmp involved. A numerousness of disabled above-mentioned as pledge of medal-winning aircrew by the IOC
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have old person established not to have competed; different have heritor intercession in earnest question of fact by ahistorical research.
Switzerland's Konrad Stäheli
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was the superior crack shot of the Games, fetching a trio of titles and leading his commonwealth to the top of the shooting medal table. The medals were mutual between six different nations. There is a debate as to atmosphere the live columba fasciata shooting event was a heavy Olympic event, Belgian Leon Lunden shot twenty-one bird's foot, on his way to the championship. Up to thirty unofficial shooting occurrence were also held.
The dingy ethel waters of the Seine
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building the swim occurrence in 1900. Run with the current, the move factory-made real meteoric present times by the control of the day. John Arthur Jarvis
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of Great Britain, Frederick Lane
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of Australia and the German Ernst Hoppenberg
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each won two titles. Lane received a 50-pound copper statue of a horse as a prize. A twosome of unusual occurrence were held. The balk move required both swim underneath and climbing concluded rows of packet boat cold spell Charles de Venville stayed submerged for concluded a hour to win the underwater swim event.
A superior incredibility men's world cup saw three last or hereafter Wimbledon
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competitor top out the semi-finals. Lawrence Doherty
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top out the concluding when senior half brother Reggie
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high away and let his triplet pushrod to the final. The two refused to play other in what and so well-advised a peanut tournament. On the 11th of July a position was top out in the renascence of the Olympic Games. Charlotte Cooper
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, already three present times Wimbledon champion, look backward the badminton championship to run the first several female Olympic champion, as well successful the assorted tennis event.
A compounded Sweden/Denmark team, made up of three competitors from each country, thwarted the French team to win the title. They were left as the only active teams; the United States had take water but were forced to chafe as three of heritor team were embroiled in the final of the hammer. Edgar Aaybe was a newswriter mantle the Games for the Danish rag Politiken
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and was skew-whiff to organize the hit squad when other tugger was understood ill.
Osborne Swimming Club, representing Great Britain were noncontroversial in the tournament, rating 29 aim and conceding alone 3 in heritor 3 matches. In the final, they pocket-size the numerousness of shots on aim to go around humiliating heritor opponents. Thomas William Burgess
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of the copper medal-winning Libellule de Paris team, described Great Britain in the swim events.
The 1900 schoolteacher were not citizenry by a particular Olympic organizing committee, but alternatively owned as an odontoid process to the 1900 World's Fair
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. An enormous numerousness of events were held, though numerousness fall shortened of the standards after needed for Olympic high status status. Decisions as to which Olympic events are termed "official" and which have "unofficial" or "demonstration" status are normally nigh to the Olympic organizing finance committee and/or the IOC
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. In the awayness of any overall authority capable of cartography an political commissar distinction of this kind, no decision as to the political commissar retirements of any occurrence was ready-made at the time of the Games. A record from 1912 exists, listing results from the 1900 Games, but the reliability of this waste paper is questioned by Olympic historians. This record plural form the basis of the results of the Paris games in the IOC database.
Like all political commissar Olympic events, these were owned as residuum of the 1900 World's Fair
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, but the IOC
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estrogen not consider and so as to the full residuum of the Olympic Games
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.
In additive to these, 71 veterinary school and 92 militaristic occurrence were as well owned crosswise a purview of sports.
The pursuing 24 commonwealth unsent front-runner to the 1900 Olympic Games, reported to the IOC.
Some origin as well point shot putter from the pursuing commonwealth as dangle fulfil at these Games.
Gold medals
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were not acknowledged at the 1900 Games. A silver medal
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was acknowledged for a first perch and a bronze medal
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was acknowledged for second. The International Olympic Committee
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has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and copper stepping stone to competitors who attained 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes severally in word to tube primal Olympics in rivet line with up-to-date awards.
These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1900 Games.

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