The 30th anniversary of the modern Olympic movement was celebrated in 1924. By this time many of the conceptual and organizational issues were polished, and the number of athletes and geography greatly increased.

This time, 38 athletes from eleven countries took part in the Olympics (Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, USA, France, Finland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden). For the first time in history Belgium and Czechoslovakia had sent their pentathletes. Athletes from the Netherlands resume their performance athletes Netherlands.
As a result of the competition all the podium was totally occupied by the Swedes again. The winner and the third Olympic champion was Bo Lindman - two-time Sweden champion in pentathlon. He repeated the achievement of Durso at the VII Olympics in regard to the number of seats, and, in fact, Durso got the second place this time. Bent Uggla, who took 4th place at the VII Olympic Games, has managed to climb up a notch and become the bronze medalist. He was followed by a Frenchman Ivan Dyuranton, a Finn Harry Avellan, and a Dane Helge Jensen in the standings.
The overall picture of the results differed insignificantly from the previous Olympic Games. The exception was Lindman’s record at the athletics track, which was 12min 40s.
The Swedish team remained the best in the SCP performance, but this time the first Olympic record-points were scored by the national teams of France, Finland and Denmark. This indicated the beginning of a real competition, the expansion of a mosaic of national flags in the pentathlon arena.
The gold and silver medalist of VII and VIII Olympic Games Gustav Durso did not participate at subsequent Games. He finished writing his chapter in the history of national and international pentathlon, working on improving his beloved sport in his country, and providing many years of productive assistance to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) as a member and chairman of the influential organizations. For outstanding results in sports and essential services for olympism, he was awarded a silver Olympic medal and a lifetime honor as a member of the IOC and the UIPM.