The 1904 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all by Bill Mallon

By Bill Mallon

The 1904 Olympic video games in St. Louis have been either strange and arguable. one of many significant difficulties for Olympic students has been to figure out which of the occasions at those video games have been really of Olympic quality. The video games have been incorporated as a part of the World's reasonable, and each athletic contest that came about less than the Fair's auspices used to be deemed "Olympic." those actions incorporated croquet and water polo, highschool and faculty championships in soccer and basketball, in addition to the "Anthropology Days" occasions during which participants of "primitive" "tribes" competed opposed to each other. the writer demonstrates, after nice deliberation, that sixteen occasions of the 21 total have been actually Olympic activities and provides descriptions, ratings, and analyses for every (as good as for the 5 non-Olympic events). Appendices comprise literature in terms of those video games, lists of noncompeting international entrants, and a advisor to all opponents

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8. “The Olympic Games at Bu›alo,” Public Opinion 29 (¡ November ¡900): 567. 9. Barney does not even mention the Bu›alo bid. The above comes basically from notes by Wolf Lyberg in his summary of the IOC Sessions, The History of the IOC Sessions: I. ¡894–¡939, by Wolf Lyberg (Lausanne: IOC, ¡994), pp. 24–25; and in Bill Henry, An Approved History of the Olympic Games (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, ¡948), p. 69. 10. Barney, p. 95. 11. Lucas JA, op. cit. 12. Here Sullivan was referring to Coubertin being replaced by the French organizers of the ¡900 Exposition Universelle as the administrator of the sporting events conducted as part of that World’s Fair, which are considered the ¡900 Olympic Games.

9, ¡904 Dear Mr. Sullivan: On behalf of the International Olympic Committee, I beg to send you our warmest congratulations and thanks for the wonderful work you have succeeded in carrying out the organization of the third Olympiad. As a token of our gratitude, I have the pleasure to state that the medal commemorating the revival of the Olympic games will be awarded to you on the occasion of the International Congress to be held in Brussels in June, ¡905, under the presidency of his Majesty the King of the Belgians.

As a token of our gratitude, I have the pleasure to state that the medal commemorating the revival of the Olympic games will be awarded to you on the occasion of the International Congress to be held in Brussels in June, ¡905, under the presidency of his Majesty the King of the Belgians. The value of the souvenir comes from the fact that only a very few copies have been given away since ten years, their Majesties the Emperor of Germany and the King of Spain and their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince of Greece, the Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway and the Prince of Wales being among those who said were glad to receive it.

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