The 1904 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary
The 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis were both unusual and controversial. One of the major problems for Olympic scholars has been to determine which of the events at these Games were truly of Olympic caliber. The Games were included as part of the World's Fair, and every athletic contest that took place under the Fair's auspices was deemed "Olympic." These activities included croquet and water polo, high school and college championships in football and basketball, as well as the "Anthropology Days" events in which members of "primitive" "tribes" competed against one another. The author demonstrates, after great deliberation, that 16 events of the 21 overall were truly Olympic sports and gives descriptions, scores, and analyses for each (as well as for the five non-Olympic events). Appendices include literature relating to these games, lists of noncompeting foreign entrants, and a guide to all competitors.
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1904 Olympic Games All-Around Amateur Athletic Union Amateurs Yes Archers Athletics Track August Broad Jump Buffalo Burton Downing Central High School Championship Charles Chicago Athletic Association Christian Brothers College Cincinnati Combined exercises competed Competitors contested Coubertin Double American Round Double National Round Double York Round Edward Eyser Francis Field Frank Fred George Golf Association gymnastics Hammer Throw Handicap Heat High Jump Individual James John Joseph July Louis AAA Louis Central Louisiana Purchase Exposition Marcus Hurley match medal meter hurdles mile Missouri Athletic Club National Olympic event Physical Culture Pole Vault race Robert School Central High score semi-finals September Shot Put Team Round Teddy Billington Total Tournament track & field Triathlon Tribe Turnverein USA USA USA USA-ARC USA-ATH USA-GYM VK list Washington University William Women World's Fair xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx yard freestyle Yard Hurdles York Athletic Club