Olympic Games in the Great Stadium; 1908
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Olympic Games in the Great Stadium; 1908

© Museum of London

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Inside page of the leaflet for the 1908 Olympic Games, held in London.
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 arena could accomodate up to 150,000 spectators. Just over 2000 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

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