Willy Schärer Olympic athlete
Wilhelm "Willy" Schärer (September 20, 1903 – November 20, 1982) was a Swiss middle distance runner who won a silver medal over 1500 m at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924. The race was won by Paavo Nurmi.
|Date of birth|
|September 20th, 1903|
1924 Summer Olympics Paris
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France. It was the second time Paris hosted the games, after 1900. The selection process for the 1924 Summer Olympics consisted of six bids, and saw Paris be selected ahead of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Prague and Rome. The selection was made at the 29th IOC Session in Lausanne in 1921. The cost of the Games of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000₣. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.