1924
Paris
France

Fourty four national Olympic Committees took part in the Games in 1924, a major success for Paris the second time around following the Games in 1900. The Games had become a popular major event by this time, topped off with the first formal closing ceremony.

The National Archives holds a selection of records related to the 1924 Paris Olympics, including British Army participation and the attendance of Prince Henry at the Games.

13 records available

  • Proposed artistic exhibition for the Games; steps taken by British Olympic Association.
    FO 371/10542/2343
    Proposed artistic exhibition for the Games; steps taken by British Olympic Association - FO 371/10542/2343Preview
  • Proposed artistic exhibition for the Games; reports on steps taken.
    FO 371/10542/2668
    Proposed artistic exhibition  for the Games; reports on steps taken - FO 371/10542/2668Preview
  • Presence of Prince Henry at the Olympic Games in Paris.
    FO 371/10542/2815
    Presence of Prince Henry at the Olympic Games in Paris - FO 371/10542/2815Preview
  • Visit of Prince Henry to forthcoming Olympiad in Paris.
    FO 371/10542/2911
    Visit of Prince Henry to forthcoming Olympiad in Paris - FO 371/10542/2911Preview
  • Proposal of British warship visit to Havre during the International and Olympic regattas.
    FO 371/10542/4664
    Proposal of British warship visit to Havre during the International and Olympic regattas - FO 371/10542/4664Preview
  • Participation of British Army officers in Equitation Tests at Olympic Games.
    FO 371/10542/4886
    Participation of British Army officers in Equitation Tests at Olympic Games - FO 371/10542/4886Preview
  • Proposal of British warship visit to Havre during the International and Olympic regatta.
    FO 371/10542/5053
    Proposal of British warship visit to Havre during the International and Olympic regatta - FO 371/10542/5053Preview
  • Pipe band's passage through Belgium en route for the Games.
    FO 371/10542/5357
    Pipe band's passage through Belgium en route for the Games - FO 371/10542/5357Preview
  • Attendance of members of British Army at the Olympic Games.
    FO 371/10542/5391
    Attendance of members of British Army at the Olympic Games - FO 371/10542/5391Preview
  • Facilities for British Military Athletes for Olympic Games.
    FO 371/10542/5542
    Facilities for British Military Athletes for Olympic Games - FO 371/10542/5542Preview
  • Facilities for soldiers travelling to the Olympic Games.
    FO 371/10542/5907
    Facilities for soldiers travelling to the Olympic Games - FO 371/10542/5907Preview
  • Police representative for wrestling; facilities for training in Paris
    MEPO 2/3760/104
    Police representative for wrestling; facilities for training in Paris - MEPO 2/3760/104Preview
  • Boxing representative; incident in Paris
    MEPO 2/3760/108
    Boxing representative; incident in Paris - MEPO 2/3760/108Preview

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