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Olympics 1908 - London, England
No. of countries: 22
No. of athletes: 2035 - (1999 m + 36 w)
No. of events: 107

The first Olympics to have an opening ceremony. As always, the ceremony and the games were filled with political statements from the athletes. These games were to be held in Rome, but had to be moved because of the eruption of volcano Vesuvius

New events were motorboating among others. The winner of the marathon, Italian Dorando Pietri,  was disqualified for having been helped over the finish line.

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