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Roque at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games

1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Date Started: August 3, 1904
Date Finished: August 8, 1904
Events: 1

Participants: 4 (4 men and 0 women) from 1 country
Youngest Participant: USA Charles Brown (37 years, 144 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Charles Jacobus (64 years, 94 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (3 medals)


Croquet was contested at the 1900 International Exposition in Paris and is usually considered an Olympic sport that year. In 1904, croquet’s American variant, roque, was held at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and is also considered an Olympic sport. Roque is a variant of the sport croquet, and the name is derived by dropping the initial “c” and the trailing “t” from the name of the sport, croquet. The event was held at Francis Field, the main Olympic Stadium on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Croquet, or roque, has never again been contested at the Olympics, and there are no plans for this in future.