1928
Amsterdam
Netherlands

The Amsterdam Olympic Games saw the first lighting of the Olympic flame. The Opening Ceremony was led by Greece, with the host nation last, a tradition which has continued ever since.

The number of female competitors increased in 1928 and Asian competitors gained medals for the first time.

The National Archives holds records related to the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, as well as records generally related to Amsterdam for this period.

3 records available

  • Norwegian interest in events surrounding the 'Italia' expedition; appreciation of British successes at Games.
    FO 371/13299/4053
    Norwegian interest in events surrounding the 'Italia' expedition; appreciation of British successes at Games - FO 371/13299/4053Preview
  • Wrestling trials; facilities for police competitors.
    MEPO 2/3760/215
    Wrestling trials; facilities for police competitors - MEPO 2/3760/215Preview
  • Metropolitan Police Athletic Association; invitation to accompany British team to Amsterdam.
    MEPO 2/3760/217
    Metropolitan Police Athletic Association; invitation to accompany British team to Amsterdam - MEPO 2/3760/217Preview

Additional resources

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