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Paris, France hosted the II Summer Games. This was the first time Paris hosted the games. The next time would be in 1924 for the summer Olympic Games. France would also host 1924 Winter Olympic Games, 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble and the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville. The games were meant to be apart of the 1900 World Fair, which also took place in Paris. The games did not have an opening or closing ceremony. 24 Nations competed in 19 sports (95 events).

During the Sorbonne (aka the University of Paris) conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin (the founder of the IOC) suggested that the first Olympics should be held in Paris during the worlds fair. But the conference delegates were unwilling to wait that long. Instead, the first Olympics took place a year later during the 1896 Athens Games. The Greeks hoped that they could keep the Olympics in their country but the IOC kept to their decision to hold the Olympics in different countries but instead suggested to hold "Panhellenic Games" every two years between each Olympics. This was not tried until 1906 with the Intercalated games

Voting results for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
Paris France Held as part of world's fair

Historic Events[]

  • A number events take place for the first and the last time. Equestrian high and long jumps, swimming obstacle race, two-day cricket, and live pigeon shooting all never appeared again in any other Olympics.
  • For the only time, some events were given trophies instead of medals.
  • Women are allowed to compete. Only in two events though, Lawn tennis and Golf.
  • England's Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. She won a gold in tennis singles and later won gold in doubles.
  • Some American athletes did not compete because various events were held on a Sunday, which they felt was not appropriate to compete during the catholic day of rest.
  • There was a mixed team from a number of nations. Including France, United States, Great Britain, Australia, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Bohemia and Sweden.
  • Bohemia appeared for the first and only time in the Olympic Games

Medal table[]

Rank Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 France 27 39 34 100
2 Great Britain 17 9 12 38
3 United States 9 15 15 39
4 Switzerland 6 3 1 10
5 Belgium 5 5 3 13
6 Germany 3 2 2 8
7 Australia 2 0 4 6
8 Denmark 2 3 2 7
9 Italy 2 2 0 4
10 Netherlands 1 1 4 6
11 Hungary 1 2 2 5
12 Cuba 1 1 0 2
13 Canada 1 0 1 2
13 Sweden 1 0 1 2
15 Austria 0 3 3 6
16 Norway 0 2 3 5
17 Bohemia 0 1 2 3

Image Gallery[]

See Also[]

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.


Preceded by
Athens 1896
Summer Olympics

Succeeded by
St. Louis 1904
Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
Athens 1896Paris 1900St. Louis 1904Athens 1906 (Intercalated Games)London 1908Stockholm 1912Berlin 1916Antwerp 1920Paris 1924Amsterdam 1928Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936London 1948Helsinki 1952Melbourne 1956Rome 1960Tokyo 1964Mexico City 1968Munich 1972Montreal 1976Moscow 1980Los Angeles 1984Seoul 1988Barcelona 1992Atlanta 1996Sydney 2000Athens 2004Beijing 2008London 2012Rio de Janeiro 2016Tokyo 2020Paris 2024Los Angeles 2028Brisbane 2032
Winter Olympic Games
Chamonix 1924St. Moritz 1928Lake Placid 1932Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936St. Moritz 1948Oslo 1952Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956Squaw Valley 1960Innsbruck 1964Grenoble 1968Sapporo 1972Innsbruck 1976Lake Placid 1980Sarajevo 1984Calgary 1988Albertville 1992Lillehammer 1994Nagano 1998Salt Lake City 2002Torino 2006Vancouver 2010Sochi 2014Pyeongchang 2018Beijing 2022Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo 2026