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.

Birthplace of Olympic Diving

St. Louis introduced diving as an Olympic event. Pictured is German diver Alfred Braunschweiger, whose diving style resulted in a controversy over third place. He refused a dive-off and came in fourth place. After further review, the IOC awarded him the bronze medal in 1905. Boxing, freestyle wrestling and decathlon also made their Olympic debut in St. Louis. Basketball was a demonstration sport. Image courtesy Missouri History Museum.