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Q: When did the Olympics start giving out medals instead of olive wreaths?
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When did America first participate in the Olympic games?

The United States won the bid to host the Olympic Games several times. These includes 1904 in St. Louis, Lake Placid in 1932, Squaw Valley in 1960, Atlanta in 1996, and Salt Lake City in 2002.

Did Jim thorpe keep his medals?

Jim Thorpe played professional baseball in 1909 and 1910. Although the Olympic rules of 1912 didn't forbade anyone athlete who played professionally, the Amateur Athletic Union, in 1913, retro-actively stripped Thrope of his medals. Thorpe wrote a letter asking to be excused: "I hope I will be partly excused by the fact that I was simply an Indian schoolboy and did not know all about such things. In fact, I did not know that I was doing wrong, because I was doing what I knew several other college men had done, except that they did not use their own names." The 1912 rules also states if anyone objected to the winner's medals, a complaint must be made within 30 days after the medals are awarded; the complaint was made in 1913-- six months after the games. In 1982, after the support of U.S. Congress, Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals were re-instated to him with two of Thorpe's children receiving commemorative medals. The original two medals awarded to Jim Thrope were stolen from a museum. The United States was a overtly racist society at that time, and it is widely believed he was stripped of his medals because of racism.

What is the value of the Franklin Mint Presidential Commemorative Medals American Express Edition?


Where can The Franklin Mint Treasury of Presidential Commemorative Medals American Express Edition be found?

In my attic.

What happened to Wilma Rudolph when she was a child to make her three olympic gold medals more amazing?

She had polio in her legs.

Related questions

Who held record for most medals in ancient Olympics?

In Ancient Greece no medals were given. This is a modern concept. They were give laurel / olive leaves wreaths to wear on their heads.

When did they start giving medals at the Olympics?

1904, St. Louis

What were the winners given instead of medals?

If you would win the games that particular game would be names after you

What did they receive instead of medals during the anicent Olympics?

They got only an olive branch

What prizes are awarded at the Olympics?

In the modern Olympic games, Gold medals are awarded for first-place, Silver medals are awarded for second-place, and Bronze medals are awarded for third-place. Typically the medals are only plated with the respective metals - the cost would otherwise be outrageous. In the ancient Olympic games, the winners received laurel wreaths.

What did the winners of the 1900 Olympics in Paris win?

Most winners would get cups or trophies instead of medals.

How many medals did Fiji win in the Olympics?

Number of medals won at the Beijing Olympics: 41 medals

What year did they start awarding medals at Olympics?

The Olympics started giving out gold medals in 1904 to first-place winners. When the Olympics began in 1896, the awards given to first-place winners were silver medals and those in second place received bronze medals. In the next Olympics of 1900, winners got trophies instead of medals.

How many spare medals are made for the Olympics?

three medals are made for Olympics

Why does total number of bronze medals exceeds number of gold medals in Olympics?

Some sports; boxing for example, award bronze medals to the 2 semi final losers instead of having a decider

What awards did Stephanie rice get?

a medal and a wreath. she won 18 medals and 2 wreaths

Does the Philippines won any medals for the 2012 Olympics?

no the Philippines have not won any medals at the Olympics.