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official report olympic games 1908 london
The Fourth Olympiad
BEING
THE OFFICIAL REPORT
OF
The Olympic Games of 1908
CELEBRATED IN LONDON
Under the Patronage of
His Most Gracious Majestry King Edward VII
Drawn up by Theodore Andrea Cook
 


                      

GENERAL DATA AND DOWNLOAD OF THE COMPLETE OFFICIAL REPORT 1908
Volumes: 1 Download:  
Pages: 794 Volume I Size: 14,7 MB
Size: 17,5 x 25,0 cm    
Languages: ENGLISH www.la84.org DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION



CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
CONTENTS OF CHAPTERS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
THE COUNCIL OF THE BRITISH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION, 1908
THE COMITÉ D'HONNEUR FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1908 IN LONDON
A FOREWORD AS TO ORIGINS:
Baron Pierre de Coubertin at the Sorbonne in 1892 -The International
Congress of 1894-The Revival of the Olympic Games decided-The
Games of 1896 in Athens- The Invitation to hold the Games of 1908
in England

CHAPTER I. PREPARATIONS :

Lord Desborough's letter of November 27, 1906-The Agreement with the
Franco-British Exhibition - The Building of the Stadium - Meeting of
the International Olympic Committee at The Hague in May, 1907

CHAPTER II. GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES
OF 1908 IN LONDON

CHAPTER III. PROGRAMME AND PRIZES OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
OF 1908 IN LONDON

CHAPTER IV. THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1908 :

Opening of the Franco-British Exhibition by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales-
Visit of H.M. the King, with the President of the French Republic, to
the Stadium - Opening of the Olympic Games by H.M. the King on
July 13, 1908-Procession of Athletes

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DETAILS OF THE COMPETITIONS :
Archery
Athletics
Boxing
Cycling
Fencing
Football
Gymnastics
Hockey
Lacrosse
Lawn Tennis
Motor Boats
Polo
Racquets
Rowing
Shooting
Skating
Swimming
Tennis (Jeu de Paume)
Wrestling
Yachting

CHAPTER V. THE PRIZE-LIST :

Full List of Prize Medals-Winners of Three Gold Medals-Winners of
Two Gold Medals-Analysis of National Successes (I) in Athletics ;
(2) In Archery, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Swimming, and
Wrestling ; (3) in Lawn Tennis, Polo, Racquets, Shooting, and Tennis
(Jeu de Paume) ; (4) in Motor Boats, Rowing, and Yachting ; (5) in
Boxing, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Skating-The Final
Balance-sheet of Victories

CHAPTER VI. THE DISTRIBUTION OF GOLD MEDALS BY HER
MAJESTY THE QUEEN

CHAPTER VII. NOTES ON ORGANISATION :

A few Figures - The Code of Rules - Judging and International Juries -
The Date of Entries-Cabled Entries-The Drawing of Heats
-Equality of Olympic Representative Athletes-The Daily Programme-
The Relative Value of various Divisions of the Games and
different Events in them-Ideals of an Olympic Programme-Lawn
Tennis, Golf, Rugby Football, Racquets, Tennis (Jeu de Paume), and
Covered Court Lawn Tennis-Sculpture, Painting, Poetry, and Music
-An Olympic Code of Rules for International Sport-Letters
received from Official Representatives of Foreign Nations


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CHAPTER VIII. FINANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT :

Various Methods of financing an Olympic Meeting-The Franco-British
Exhibition-Some Dangers of a Dual Control-Difficulties of Organisation-
The Spectators-Unauthorised Persons in the Arena-Three
hundred thousand Visitors -The Expenses of the Meeting-Equipment,
Insurance, Grants to Governing Bodies of Sport, Prizes, Administrative
Account, Entertainments-The Balance Sheet-Difficulties in organising
various Entertainments-The Grafton Galleries Reception-The
Mansion House Reception-Banquets at the Holborn Restaurant-
Banquet given by His Majesty's Government-Other Dinners and
Entertainments in London-Dinners of the Governing Associations-
The Work done by the Polytechnic- Festivities at Henley-Service in
St. Paul's-Autumn Entertainments -The British Olympic Association,
and its Work in the Future

CHAPTER IX. THE CODE OF RULES FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES
OF 1908:

Archery
Athletics
Boxing
Cycling
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Lacrosse
Lawn Tennis
Motor Boats
Polo
Rowing
Shooting
Clay Bird Shooting
Skating
Swimming, Diving, and Water Polo
Tennis and Rackets
Wrestling
Yacht Racing

APPENDIX :

A. Details of the Daily Programme in the Stadium, with a List of the
Officials for each event
B. Totals of Entries from each Country
C. Full List of Names of all who entered for the Summer Games
D. Full List of Names of all who entered for the Autumn Games
E. Some Amateur Definitions
F. Speeches at the Olympic Banquets


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Official Olympic Final Reports: 
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Bibliography in French language, pdf format, 4,2 MB 

 

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