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1932 Summer Olympics medal table

The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States, from July 30 to August 14. The 1932 Games had 1,332 athletes from 37 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participating in a total of 116 events in 14 sports. This was less than half the participants than the 1928 Summer Games, and the lowest number overall since the 1904 Summer Olympics. This was due to an ongoing worldwide recession and the costs of travelling to Los Angeles for competitors.[1] Athletes from 27 NOCs won medals, of which 19 won at least one gold medal. As a result, 10 NOCs failed to win any medals. The 1932 Games featured the first appearance of NOCs from Colombia and the Republic of China.

The most successful NOC at the Games was that representing the host nation, the United States. They won more of each medal than any other country, 41 golds, 32 silvers and 30 bronzes for a total of 103 medals overall. The second place NOC, representing Italy, which comparatively only won 36 medals overall.[2] The Indian Men's Field Hockey team retained their gold medal from the previous Games, a feat they would go on to repeat until the 1956 Summer Olympics.[3]

Medal tableEdit

The Indian Men's field hockey team en route to the Games, where they would win their second successive gold medal

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a National Olympic Committee have won (a nation is represented at a Games by the associated National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NOCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code.

  *   Host nation (United States)

1  United States (USA)*413230103
2  Italy (ITA)12121236
3  France (FRA)105419
4  Sweden (SWE)95923
5  Japan (JPN)77418
6  Hungary (HUN)64515
7  Finland (FIN)581225
8  Great Britain (GBR)47516
9  Germany (GER)312520
10  Australia (AUS)3115
11  Argentina (ARG)3104
12  Canada (CAN)25815
13  Netherlands (NED)2507
14  Poland (POL)2147
15  South Africa (RSA)2035
16  Ireland (IRL)2002
17  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1214
18  Austria (AUT)1135
19  India (IND)1001
20  Denmark (DEN)0336
21  Mexico (MEX)0202
22  Latvia (LAT)0101
  New Zealand (NZL)0101
  Switzerland (SUI)0101
25  Philippines (PHI)0033
26  Spain (ESP)0011
  Uruguay (URU)0011
Totals (27 nations)116116114346


  • Byron, Lee; Cox, Amanda; Ericson, Matthew (August 4, 2008). "A Map of Olympic Medals". The New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  1. ^ "Los Angeles 1932". Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932, Official Report" (PDF). 1933. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 10, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "India at Olympics: History Part - I". Zee News. May 8, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.