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Poster for the 1928 Summer Olympics
Nations 46
Athletes 2,883 (2,606 men, 277 women)
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Summer
Paris 1924 Los Angeles 1932
Winter
St Moritz 1928 Lake Placid 1932

The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The games were thought to be a success. Half of the expense of the games was covered by the Dutch government.

Participating nations

A total of 46 nations were represented at the Amsterdam Games. Malta, Panama, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) competed at the Olympic Games for the first time. Germany returned after having been banned in 1920 and 1924.

Participating National Olympic Committees
  •  Argentina (81)
  •  Australia (18)
  •  Austria (73)
  •  Belgium (186)
  •  Bulgaria (5)
  •  Canada (69)
  •  Chile (38)
  •  Cuba (1)
  •  Czechoslovakia (70)
  •  Denmark (91)
  •  Egypt (32)
  •  Estonia (20)
  •  Finland (69)
  •  France (255)
  •  Germany (296)
  •  Great Britain (232)
  •  Greece (23)
  •  Haiti (2)
  •  Hungary (109)
  •  India (21)
  •  Ireland (27)
  •  Italy (174)
  •  Japan (43)
  •  Latvia (14)
  •  Lithuania (12)
  •  Luxembourg (46)
  •  Malta (9)
  •  Mexico (30)
  •  Monaco (7)
  •  Netherlands (264) (host)
  •  New Zealand (10)
  •  Norway (52)
  •  Panama (1)
  •  Philippines (4)
  •  Poland (93)
  •  Portugal (31)
  •  Rhodesia (2)
  •  Romania (29)
  •  South Africa (24)
  •  Spain (80)
  •  Sweden (100)
  •  Switzerland (133)
  •  Turkey (31)
  •  United States (280)
  •  Uruguay (22)
  •  Yugoslavia (34)

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1928 Summer Olympics teams
Countries at the 1928 Olympics

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Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

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Winter Games: 2012, 2016, 2020
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