1908 Summer Olympics facts for kids

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Nations at 1908 Olympics
Parade of national teams at 1908 games

The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in London, United Kingdom.

The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in Rome; however, Mount Vesuvius erupted on 7 April 1906. The natural disaster caused a financial strain on the Italian government. Then the venue was changed to London. The costs of the games were covered by donations.

Participating nations

A total of 22 nations sent athletes to compete at the London games. They were:

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