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1904 St. Louis Summer Games

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Host City: St. Louis, United States (July 1, 1904 to November 23, 1904)
Opening Ceremony: May 14, 1904 (opened by President, Louisiana Purchase International Exposition, David Rowland Francis)
Events: 95 in 18 sports

Participants: 650 (644 men and 6 women) from 15 countries
Youngest Participant: USA George Passmore (14 years, 312 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Thomas Scott (71 years, 260 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 6 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (231 medals)

Overview

After the debacle of 1900, Coubertin was hoping for better from the United States in 1904, but he did not see his hopes realized. The Games were originally awarded to Chicago. However St. Louis was to host a major world's fair in 1903, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. But the St. Louis organizers were behind schedule in their planning so they moved the exposition back to 1904. And the St. Louis organizers wanted the Olympic Games to be part of the fair. They threatened to hold competing Olympics if Chicago did not allow them to have the Games. Chicago eventually acquiesced.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 76 78 77 231
2 Germany 4 5 6 15
3 Canada 4 1 1 6
4 Mixed team 2 1 1 4
5 Hungary 2 1 1 4
6 Australia 0 3 1 4
7 Cuba 3 0 0 3
8 Austria 1 1 1 3
9 Switzerland 1 0 2 3
10 Norway 2 0 0 2
11 Great Britain 1 1 0 2
12 Greece 1 0 1 2
13 France 0 1 0 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Anton Heida (USA) 5 1 0 6
2 George Eyser (USA) 3 2 1 6
3 Burton Downing (USA) 2 3 1 6
4 Marcus Hurley (USA) 4 0 1 5
5 Charlie Daniels (USA) 3 1 1 5
6 Albertson Van Zo Post (USA) 2 1 2 5
7 William Merz (USA) 0 1 4 5
8 Jim Lightbody (USA) 3 1 0 4
9 Frank Gailey (AUS) 0 3 1 4
10 Teddy Billington (USA) 0 1 3 4
11 Frank Kugler (GER) 0 1 3 4
12 Lida Howell (USA) 3 0 0 3
13 Ramón Fonst (CUB) 3 0 0 3
14 Ray Ewry (USA) 3 0 0 3
15 Archie Hahn (USA) 3 0 0 3
16 Harry Hillman (USA) 3 0 0 3
17 Julius Lenhart (AUT) 2 1 0 3
18 Phil Bryant (USA) 2 0 1 3
19 Emil Rausch (GER) 2 0 1 3
20 Budd Goodwin (USA) 2 0 1 3
21 Robert Williams (USA) 1 2 0 3
22 Ralph Rose (USA) 1 1 1 3
23 Eliza Pollock (USA) 1 0 2 3
24 Will Thompson (USA) 1 0 2 3
25 Arthur Newton (USA) 1 0 2 3
26 Charles Tatham (USA) 0 2 1 3
27 Emil Voigt (USA) 0 1 2 3
28 Bill Hogenson (USA) 0 1 2 3

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