The Games at a Glance

Participating Nations:

Australia

Austria

Canada

Cuba

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

South Africa

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

Disputed Countries*

Italy

Norway

 

*Participants, who at the time were considered ‘US athletes’, but were not US citizens.

Events:

Rowing 

 

Archery 

Track & Field 

Cycling 

Football 

Gymnastics 

Lacrosse 

Roque 

Tennis 

Tug of war 

Weightlifting 

Wrestling 

 

Boxing 

Fencing 

 

Diving 

Swimming 

Water polo 

Golf 

Location:

Creve Coeur Lake

 

Francis Field 

Francis Field House

Forest Park

Glen Echo Country Club

Dates Contested: 

July 29-30, 1904 

 

September 19-21, 1904 

August 29-September 3, 1904 

August 2-5, 1904 

November 16-23, 1904 

July 1-2, 1904 

July 2-7, 1904 

August 3-8, 1904 

August 29-September 3, 1904 

August 31-September 1, 1904 

September 1-3, 1904 

October 14-15, 1904 

 

September 21-22, 1904 

September 7, 1904 

 

September 7, 1904 

September 5, 1904 

September 5-6, 1904 

 

September 17-24, 1904 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE III OLYMPIAD

© 2016 St. Louis Sports Commission

©2017 St. Louis Sports Commission. Historic images are courtesy of the Missouri History Museum unless otherwise noted.

Felix Caraval

This Cuban marathon runner charmed spectators and fellow athletes, and became a media darling. Felix proved that America would embrace and support foreign competitors. Image courtesy Missouri History Museum.