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1900 Summer Olympics
|Games of the II Olympics|
The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
|Opening date||May 14, 1900|
|Closing date||October 28, 1900|
|Officially opened by||N/A|
The Games of the II Olympics were held in 1900 in Paris, France. Despite Greek efforts to keep the Games in their country, the IOC decided to hold them at a different place each year. The Games competed for visitors with the World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time.
- Alvin Kraenzlein won 60m, 110 and 220m hurdles, and the long jump; as of 2003, these four gold medals are still a record for a track and field athlete. For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein , who had refused to take the final run due to his religious beliefs, as that run was scheduled for a Sunday.
- Charlotte Cooper (tennis) was the first woman to become Olympic champion.
Gold medals were not given.
See the medal winners, ordered by sport:
Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1900 Summer Olympics medal count)
|1900 Summer Olympics medal count|
|6||Mixed Team (ZZX)||4||3||3||10|
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