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US Olympic athletes return from 1924 Paris games

US Olympic AthletesUS Olympic athletes return from 1924 Paris games

A ticker tape parade was held August 6, 1924 to honor the US Olympic athletes upon their return from the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, France. In these Games, US swimmer Johnny Weissmuller won three gold medals in swimming and one bronze medal in water polo. US track and field star Harold Osborn won gold medals and set Olympic records in both the high jump and the decathlon.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.