About PARIS 1924 Summer Olympics
Citius, Altius, Fortius -- faster, higher, stronger. A new Games motto from the Paris Olympic Games taken to heart by Nurmi who ran seven races in six days to win five gold medals.
Harold Abrahams, whose triumph was glorified in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, won the 100m.
Johnny Weismuller, later to find fame as Tarzan, swam to three gold medals.
There was another dramatic increase in the number of athletes with 5,533 from 44 countries.