American football at the Summer Olympics

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American football at the Summer Olympics
American football pictogram.svg
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

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the site of the 1932 demonstration game

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 was eventually played only once in 1932.[3] Though American football has not 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.