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France at the 1936 Summer Olympics

France at the Olympic Games

Flag of France
IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
Competitors 201 (190 men and 11 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
7
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
19
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 201 competitors, 190 men and 11 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.[1]

It was notable for an incident during the opening ceremonies. During the March of the Nations (when each national team with its flag parades on the field), the entire French team gave a straight-arm salute as it passed the box of Adolf Hitler (head of state of the host country for that Olympics, Germany). The French flag was also dipped in such a way as to drag it in the dirt in front of Hitlers box. There was a storm of protest in France after the incident was reported there, and accusations were made that the French Olympic committee was pro-Nazi. The committee stated that the salute (resembling the salute of Germany's ruling Nazi party) was an 'Olympic salute', and that dipping the colors was a tradition. The incident is recorded in Leni Riefenstahl's 1938 film Olympia.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Basketball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Equestrian 8
  • Fencing 9
  • Field hockey 10
    • Men's Team Competition 10.1
  • Gymnastics 11
  • Modern pentathlon 12
  • Rowing 13
  • Sailing 14
  • Shooting 15
  • Swimming 16
  • Water polo 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20
  • External links 21

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Eight cyclists, all men, represented France in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
  • Pierre Georget
Tandem
  • Pierre Georget
  • Georges Maton
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented France in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Field hockey

Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (1-3)
    • Defeated Switzerland (1-0)
    • Drew with Belgium (2-2)
  • Semi Finals
    • Lost to India (0-10)
  • Final
    • Lost to the Netherlands (3-4) → Fourth Place

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented France in 1936.

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "France at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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