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.