France at the 1924 Winter Olympics

France was the host nation for the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix. For the first time in modern Olympics history, the host nation did not win a gold medal.

France at the
1924 Winter Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Chamonix
Competitors43 (41 men, 2 women) in 9 sports
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Bronze Henri Cournollet
Georges André
Armand Bénédic
Pierre Canivet
Curling Men's event
  Bronze Andrée Joly
Pierre Brunet
Figure skating Pairs
  Bronze Adrien Vandelle
Camille Mandrillon
Georges Berthet
Maurice Mandrillon
Military patrol Men's event

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 André Berg
Henri Aldebert
Georges André
Jean de Suarez d'Aulan
Four/five-man 1:39.35 4 1:34.99 4 1:36.68 4 1:31.93 4 6:22.95 4
FRA-2 Étienne Legrand
Gabriel Izard
Jacques Jany
Fernand Legrand
Four/five-man 4:29:01 8 DNF 2:00.79 7 1:56.58 7 DNF

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Denis Couttet DNF
Martial Payot DNF
Adrien "André" Vandelle 1'43:58.0 29
Gilbert Ravanel 1'35:33.4 20
50 km André Blusset DNF
Camille Médy 5'10:44 18
Auguste Perrin 5'04:16 16
Édouard Pouteil-Noble 4'58:27 15

CurlingEdit

Team
Pos. Player
Skip Henri Cournollet
Georges André
Armand Bénédic
Pierre Canivet
Alternate H. Aldebert
Alternate R. Planque
Standings
Team GP W L PF PA PTS
  Great Britain 2 2 0 84 11 4
  Sweden 2 1 1 25 48 2
  France   2 0 2 14 64 0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Sweden (II) 18-10   France
  Great Britain 46-4   France

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event CF FS Points Places Final rank
André Malinet Men's singles 11 10 202.46 77 11
Pierre Brunet 9 6 268.61 54 8
Women
Athlete Event CF FS Points Places Final rank
Andrée Joly Women's singles 7 2 231.92 38 5
Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Simone Sabouret
Charles Sabouret
61 7.15 9
Andrée Joly
Pierre Brunet
22 9.89  

Ice hockeyEdit

Group BEdit

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
  United States 3 3 0 52 0
  Great Britain 3 2 1 34 16
  France 3 1 2 9 42
  Belgium 3 0 3 8 45
29 Jan   France 2:15
(1:5,1:3,0:7)
  Great Britain
30 Jan   France 0:22
(0:12,0:1,0:9)
  United States
31 Jan   France 7:5
(3:3,3:1,1:1)
  Belgium
  France (FRA)
André Charlet
Pierre Charpentier
Jacques Chaudron
Raoul Couvert
Maurice del Valle
Alfréd de Rauch
Albert Hassler
Charles Lavaivre
Jean-Joseph Monnard
Calixte Payot
Philippe Payot
Léonhard Quaglia
Henri Couttet

Military patrolEdit

Athletes Time Shots on target Final Time (-30s./hit) Rank
Adrien "André" Vandelle
Camille Mandrillon
Georges Berthet
Maurice Mandrillon
4'19:53 2 4'18:53  

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes (here: 4) could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Adrien "André" Vandelle Individual 26.0 28.0 10.958 22 1'43:58 5.375 21 8.167 20
Gilbert Ravanel 31.0 33.0 12.625 19 1'35:33 9.500 13 11.063 18
Kléber Balmat 35.0 35.0 14.291 13 1'33:49 10.375 9 12.333 10
Martial Payot DNF DNF

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Total Rank
Louis Albert Normal hill fall fall DNF
Martial Payot fall 3.500 24 32.5 11.210 7.355 25
Gilbert Ravanel 32.5 12.960 20 32.0 11.833 12.397 22
Kléber Balmat 36.0 15.167 17 39.0 15.833 15.500 15

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Georges de Wilde 54.8 21
André Gegout 53.2 20
Albert Hassler 50.6 18
Léon Quaglia 48.4 15
1500 m Georges de Wilde 2:55.0 18
André Gegout 2:54.4 16
Léon Quaglia 2:37.0 14
5000 m Georges de Wilde 10:39.8 19
André Gegout 10:15.2 18
Léon Quaglia 9:08.6 9
10,000 m Georges de Wilde DNF
André Gegout 21:03.4 15
Léon Quaglia 18:25.0 7

All-round
Distances: 500m; 1000m; 5000m & 10,000m.

Athlete Until distance 1 Until distance 2 Until distance 3 Total
Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank
Georges de Wilde 20 62.20 20 28 131.24 14 39 196.84 13 DNF
André Gegout 14 53.20 14 23 114.72 11 31 172.85 10 36 236.02 9
Albert Hassler 12 50.60 12 DNF
Léon Quaglia 9 48.40 9 14 103.26 8 21 155.59 8 25 210.84 6

ReferencesEdit

  • (ed.) M. Avé, Comité Olympique Français. Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924 - Rapport Officiel (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France. Retrieved 2008-01-31.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1924, full results by sports-reference.com