Immortalised by a film
These Games were better known as the Olympic Games of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, the "Chariots of Fire" Games, immortalised on the silver screen by Hugh Hudson.
At the Closing Ceremony, the practice of raising three flags (one for the International Olympic Committee, one for the host country and one for the future host country of the Games) was instigated.
The art competition reached its apogee.
Last appearance of tennis until the 1988 Games.
First time that the athletes were accommodated in an Olympic Village, a group of wood cabins.
The mass media of the era
The interest of the public and the media
625,000 spectators and 1 000 journalists.
A future film star
Peter John “Johnny” Weissmuller made his first Olympic appearance. He also participated in the 1928 Games and then went on to Hollywood where he famously became Tarzan.
Paris 1924. French athlete George André takes the Olympic Oath.
Official opening of the Games by: President Gaston Doumergue
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: A symbolic fire at an Olympic Summer Games was first lit in 1928 in Amsterdam.
Olympic Oath by: Georges André (athletics)
Official Oath by: The officials' oath at an Olympic Summer Games was first sworn in 1972 in Munich.