Art competitions at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Art competitions were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes.

Art competitions were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948, but were discontinued due to concerns about amateurism and professionalism. Since 1952, a non-competitive art and cultural festival has been associated with each Games.

Medal summary[edit]

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Architecture none awarded  Alfréd Hajós and Dezső Lauber (HUN)
Plan for a stadium
 Julien Médecin (MON)
Stadium for Monte Carlo
Literature  Géo-Charles (FRA)
"Jeux Olympiques"
 Josef Petersen (DEN)
 Charles Gonnet (FRA)
"Vers le Dieu d'Olympie"
 Margaret Stuart (GBR)
"Sword Songs"
 Oliver Gogarty (IRL)
"Ode to the Tailteann Games"
Music none awarded none awarded none awarded
Painting  Jean Jacoby (LUX)
"Corner", "Départ", and "Rugby"
 Jack Butler Yeats (IRL)
"The Liffey Swim"
 Johan van Hell (NED)
Sculpture  Konstantinos Dimitriadis (GRE)
"Discobole Finlandais"
 Frantz Heldenstein (LUX)
"Vers l'olympiade"
 Jean René Gauguin (DEN)
 Claude-Léon Mascaux (FRA)
Sports medals

Medal table[edit]

At the time, medals were awarded to these artists, but art competitions are no longer regarded as official Olympic events by the International Olympic Committee. These events do not appear in the IOC medal database,[1] and these totals are not included in the IOC's medal table for the 1924 Games.[2]

1 Luxembourg (LUX)1102
2 France (FRA)1023
3 Greece (GRE)1001
4 Denmark (DEN)0112
 Ireland (IRL)0112
6 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
8 Monaco (MON)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (9 nations)35614


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