1932 Summer Olympics

Games of the X Olympiad
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Host cityLos Angeles, California, United States
Athletes1,332 (1,206 men, 126 women)
Events117 in 14 sports (20 disciplines)
OpeningJuly 30
ClosingAugust 14
Opened by
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Amsterdam 1928 Berlin 1936
Lake Placid 1932 Garmisch 1936

The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 30 to August 14, 1932, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The Games were held during the worldwide Great Depression and many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles; fewer than half the number of participants in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932. Even U.S. President Herbert Hoover failed to put in an appearance at the Games.[2]

The organizing committee did not record the finances of the Games in their report, although contemporary newspapers claimed that the Games had made a profit of US$1,000,000.[2]

Host city selection

The selection of the host city for the 1932 Summer Olympics was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, in 1923.[3] Remarkably, the selection process consisted of a single bid, from Los Angeles, and as there were no bids from any other city, Los Angeles was selected by default to host the 1932 Games.

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беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Летнія Алімпійскія гульні 1932 году
Bahasa Indonesia: Olimpiade Musim Panas 1932
norsk nynorsk: Sommar-OL 1932
Simple English: 1932 Summer Olympics
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Olimpijada 1932