Sports: 1900 Summer Olympics, Paris

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Sports: 1900 Summer Olympics, Paris Gender: N/A
born on 14 May 1900
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Astrodienst
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Paris Sports: 1900 Summer Olympics

Biography

French-hosted international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on 14 May and ended on 28 October.

The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. In total, 997 competitors took part in 19 different sports. This number relies on certain assumptions about which events were and were not "Olympic". Many athletes, among them some who won events, didn't know that they had competed in the Olympic Games. Women took part in the games for the first time, and sailor Hélène de Pourtalès, born Helen Barbey in New York City, became the first female Olympic champion.

Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs.

Some events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games, including automobile and motorcycle racing, ballooning, cricket, croquet, Basque pelota, and 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming. This was also the only Olympic Games in history to use live animals (pigeons) as targets during the shooting event.

The host nation of France fielded 72% of all athletes (720 of the 997) and won the most gold, silver and bronze medal placings. U.S. athletes won the second-most in each, while fielding fewer than 8% of the participants (75 of 997).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Aïtoff, Wladimir (born 5 August 1879). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Ayat, Albert (born 7 March 1875). Notes: 2x Gold medals, Épée, France
  • associate relationship with Barbarin, Roger de (born 2 June 1860). Notes: Gold medal, Trap shooting, France
  • associate relationship with Billard, Émile (born 5 April 1852). Notes: Gold medal, Sailing 10 to 20 ton, France
  • associate relationship with Binoche, Léon (born 16 August 1878). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition
  • associate relationship with Collas, Jean (born 3 July 1874). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Coste, Émile (born 2 February 1862). Notes: Gold medal, Foil, France
  • associate relationship with Devendeville, Charles (born 8 March 1882). Notes: Gold medal, Underwater swimming, France
  • associate relationship with Gardères, Dominique (born 22 October 1856). Notes: Gold medal, Equestrian High jump, France
  • associate relationship with Gautier, Jean-Guy (born 30 December 1875). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Giroux, Auguste (born 29 July 1894). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Gondouin, Charles (born 21 July 1875). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition
  • associate relationship with Grumiaux, Émile (born 11 June 1861). Notes: Gold Medal, Sur la Perche à la Pyramide, France
  • associate relationship with Hérouin, Henri (born 19 February 1876). Notes: Gold medal, Au Cordon Doré, 50 m, France
  • associate relationship with Larchandet, Victor (born 29 December 1863). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Larrouy, Maurice (born 4 December 1872). Notes: Gold medal, Men's 20 m rapid fire pistol, France
  • associate relationship with Lefèbvre, Hubert (born 29 November 1878). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Mérignac, Lucien (born 5 October 1873). Notes: Gold Medal, Masters foil, France
  • associate relationship with Olivier, Joseph (born 2 December 1874). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition
  • associate relationship with Paroche, Achille (born 1 March 1868). Notes: Gold medal, Prone military rifle, France
  • associate relationship with Perquer, Paul (born 3 October 1859). Notes: Gold medal, Sailing 10 to 20 ton, France
  • associate relationship with Pharamond, Alexandre (born 20 October 1876). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition
  • associate relationship with Reichel, Frantz (born 16 March 1871). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Sandras, Gustave (born 24 February 1872). Notes: Gold medal, Combined exercises, France
  • associate relationship with Sarrade, Émile (born 10 March 1877). Notes: Gold medal, Rugby Union Team competition, France
  • associate relationship with Taillandier, Georges (born 8 February 1879). Notes: Gold medal, Sprint, France
  • associate relationship with Van Innis, Hubert (born 24 February 1866). Notes: 2x Gold medals, Archery events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Les Jeux olympiques oubliés: Paris 1900 by André Drevon (CNRS, 2000), page: "L'ESCRIME Lundi 14 mai, c'est le fleuret qui donne le départ des Jeux olympiques de 1900, dans l'immense salle des fêtes édifiée au Champ-de-Mars où le président de la République a inauguré l'Exposition un mois auparavant."

Translation: FENCING. On Monday 14 May, the foil event marked the start of the 1900 Olympic Games, in the huge village hall built in the Champ-de-Mars where the President of the Republic inaugurated the [World's Fair] Exhibition a month earlier.

Categories

  • Mundane : Sports : Sports contests (Summer Olympic Games)