The poster produced for the Paris Summer Olympics. The Games open on 4 May 1924 and last until 28 July of the same year.
The specially-built Olympic Stadium in Colombes has a capacity of 60 000. Braving the distance, Parisians flock to attend the events.
The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger) is first used at the Paris Games in 1924.
The opening ceremony is an important time of communion for all participating nations. Notable by its absence in these troubled times is Germany which, as in 1920, has not been invited.
The French delegation parades before the home crowd. During this VIII Olympiad, French athletes win 38 medals including 13 golds.
The Australian delegation represents just one of several new teams, bringing the total number of participating countries to 44. The Games are growing, with 3 089 athletes participating, including 135 women.
This is the first time in the history of the modern Games that the athletes have been given their own special accommodations. The concept of the Olympic Village is born!
The simple, unobtrusive style of the rooms in the Olympic Village ensures that the athletes have no trouble concentrating fully on the competition!
The French Football Team pose for the photographer before the competition gets under way. After hammering the Latvians (7-0), they succumb to the Uruguayan team who go on to become the Olympic champions.
As usual, the showpiece 200m event attracts a huge crowd. Here, American Jackson Scholz makes it across the finishing line to victory.