Country Netherlands
City Amsterdam
Year 1928
Teams 46
Events 109
Athletes 2,883

About AMSTERDAM 1928 Summer Olympics

First time the Olympic flame was used. Germany allowed to compete again.

Women were allowed to compete in athletics for the first time and 16-year-old American Betty Robinson's 100m win made her the first women's Olympic champion at track and field.

The 800m race sparked off a controversy when several women collapsed. IOC president Count Henri de Baillet-Latour said all women's sports should be excluded from the Olympics and the IAAF banned women from running more than 200m for another 32 years. The anti-feminists overlooked the fact that men often collapse after races.

Lina Radke of Germany beat Japan's Kinue Hitomi, who had been unable to compete in her world record events -- the 200m and long jump -- since they were not on the programme.