American football at the Summer Olympics

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American football at the Summer Olympics
General view of Los Angeles Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the Games of the Xth Olympiad, while contenders from all nations take the Olympic Athlete's Oath.jpg
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the site of the 1932 demonstration game
Governing body IFAF
Events 1 (men)
Games
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012 2016
Medalists

American football was featured in the Summer Olympic Games demonstration programme in 1904 and 1932.[1] College football was played at the 1904 Olympics, which was played at Francis Field.[2] The sport eventually was only played once in 1932.[3] Though American football hasn't been played in the Olympics since then, various American football players have participated in the Olympics.[4] The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) oversees the IFAF World Championship, which is an international tournament, which itself is held every four years.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans (2011). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement. p. 127. 
  2. ^ "College Football in The Olympics, 1904". Mmbolding.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ The Games of the Xth Olympiad Los Angeles 1932 (PDF). Xth Olympiade Committee of the Games of Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1932. 1933. pp. 739–743. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Olympians in the NFL". NFL.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Competition - Senior". IFAF. Retrieved 2012-08-03.