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Olympics History Timeline 1931 - 1940



Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events
1931          
1932 Los Angeles, California, United States

July 30 - August 14
United States finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 41 gold medals and 103 medals overall.

Italy finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 12 gold medals and 36 medals overall.
  37 1408 116 in 14 sports The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.

Poland's Stanislawa Walasiewicz won the gold medal in the women's 100 meters; she would also win the silver medal in the event four years later. After her death in 1980, it was discovered that she was intersex and would have been ineligible to particpate.
1933         Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics
Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics
1934                
1935         Hitler's Olympics: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
Hitler's Olympics: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
1936 Berlin, Germany

April 1 - April 16
Germany finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 33 gold medals and 89 medals overall.

United States finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 24 gold medals and 56 medals overall.
  49 3963 129 in 19 sports The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Black American Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events. His German competitor Lutz Long had offered Owens advice after he almost failed qualifying in the long jump and was posthumously awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for sportsmanship.

Basketball and handball made their debut at the Olympics, both as outdoor sports. Handball would not appear again on the program until 1972.
1937           Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games
Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games
1938              
1939            
1940         The anticipated 1940 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as Games of the XII Olympiad and originally programmed to be celebrated between September 21 and October 6, 1940 in Tokyo, Empire of Japan, were cancelled due to World War II. Olympic Games, 1936
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Olympics History Timeline 1921 - 1930

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