1931 Workers' Summer Olympiad

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1931 Workers' Summer Olympiad
1931 Workers' Summer Olympiad poster.jpg
Host city Vienna, Austria
Nations participating 26
Dates July 19, 1931 (1931-07-19)
July 26, 1931 (1931-07-26)
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The 1931 Workers' Olympiad was the third edition of International Workers' Olympiads. The games were held from July 19 to July 26 at Vienna, Austria.

Some 100,000 athletes participated the Olympiad, number includes the ones taking part at the mass gymnastics event. Games had about 250,000 spectators and they were larger than 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, both in number of participants and spectators.[1] The opening ceremony Das Große Festspiel was written by Austrian writer Robert Lucas, music was composed by Argentinian composer Erwin Leuchter together with Franz Leo Human.[2]

Workers' Olympiad was the largest sporting event held in Vienna by then. Praterstadion (today known as Ernst-Happel-Stadion) and an outdoor swimming pool Stadionbad were finished for the games.[3][4] Final of the football tournament was played at Praterstadion in front of 60,000 spectators as the Austrian amateur team Freie Vereinigung der Amateur-Fußballvereine Österreichs beat the German team of Arbeiter-Turn- und Sportbund by 3–2.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Socialist Sports in Yiddish: The Bundist Sport Organization Morgnshtern in Interwar Poland[dead link]
  2. ^ Erwin Leuchter (1902–1973) Retrieved 12 July 2013. Archived 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ "Wiener Praterstadion – Ernst-Happel-Stadion – Historische Sportstätte der Stadt Wien" (in German). City of Vienna. Archived from the original on 2013-07-14. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wiener Stadionbad – Historische Sportstätte der Stadt Wien" (in German). City of Vienna. Retrieved 11 July 2013.