II Olympic Games Paris France 1900 Plaque Medal VernonDescription:
II 2 nd Olympic Summer Games Olympiad Paris France 1900 Plaque Medal By VernonReverse Legend: Offert Par Le Ministre de l'Education Publique Engraver: Vernon Metal: Bronze Hallmark: Horn Of Plenty + Bronze Weight: 75,20 gr.
Dimension:42 x 60 mm " Inches Condition: Very Good Condition, 100% Authentic Struck The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling ... read more