|Host city||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Athletes participating||1,332 (1,206 men, 126 women)|
|Events||117 in 14 sports|
|Opening ceremony||July 30|
|Closing ceremony||August 14|
|Officially opened by||Vice President Charles Curtis|
|Athlete's Oath||George Calnan|
|Stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was a major world wide multi-athletic event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932. Even U.S. President Herbert Hoover skipped the event.
The selection process for the 1932 Summer Olympics consisted of one bid, from Los Angeles, which ultimately hosted the games. The selection was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, in 1923.
117 events in 20 disciplines, comprising 14 sports, were part of the Olympic program in 1932. In one of two Equestrian jumping events (team competitions) no medals were awarded. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.
See Art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics for details of the art competitions held at the games, in which medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes.
A total of 37 nations were represented at the 1932 Games. Colombia made its first appearance at the Olympic Games, and the Republic of China (with a single athlete) competed for the first time after its failed appearance at the 1924 Games.
These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1932 Games.
|1||United States (host nation)||41||32||30||103|
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|Summer Olympic Games
X Olympiad (1932)