Olympic Games in the Great Stadium: 1908
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Olympic Games in the Great Stadium. Brochure on the Olympic Games in the Great Stadium of White City at the Franco - British Exhibition, 1908. Its back cover shows the underground map near the exhibition. The White City stadium was built as part of the Franco-British exhibition. Between 13 and 25 July 1908 it was the main venue for the 1908 Olympic Games. Events hosted in the stadium included athletics, fencing, swimming, gymnastics, wrestling, football, hockey, rugby and lacrosse. The grandstands accommodated 93,000 spectators, and 3,000 competitors from 21 national teams took part. This was the first games to award gold, silver and bronze medals, and the first in which all entrants had to compete as members of national teams rather than as individuals.
1908 AD - 1908 AD