|Title:||America's First Olympics: The St. Louis Games of 1904 (SPORTS & AMERICAN CULTURE)|
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|Publisher:||University of Missouri (July 22, 2005)|
The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, United States from August 29 until September 3, 1904, as part of an extended sports program lasting from July 1 to November 23, 1904, at what is now known as Francis Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It was the first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.
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America in 1904 was a nation bristling with energy and confidence. Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt. American's have long been fascinated by the modern Olympics, the winners and losers, the exotic locations where they are held, and the stories of the participants. Without question the Olympics have been a critical element in both the competition and cooperation of nations throughout the twentieth century. It has been a source of prestige and geopolitics for all nations involved as well as a marketplace for the interchange of cultures. Louis Games of 1904" provides an excellent overview of the first Olympics held in the United States (odd.
In fact, the St. Louis Olympics were only the third in modern times. Although the games were originally awarded to Chicago, St. Louis wrestled them from her rival city against the wishes of International Olympic Committee President Pierre de Coubertin. Athletes came from eleven countries and four continents to compete in state-of-the-art facilities, which included a ten-thousand-seat stadium with gymnasium equipment donated by sporting goods magnate Albert Spalding.
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America's First Olympics book. Matthews provides an excellent overview of the St. Louis Olympics over a six-month period, beginning with the intrigue surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago. He also gives detailed descriptions of the major players in the Olympic movement, the events that were held in 1904, and the athletes who competed in them.
Unfortunately, the St Louis Games repeated all of the mistakes of 1900. The 1904 Olympic Games were the first at which gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for first, second and third place. Boxing, freestyle wrestling, decathlon and a dumbbells event all made their debuts on the programme. One of the most remarkable athletes was the American gymnast George Eyser, who won six medals even though his left leg was made of wood. New sport, discipline and events.
Explores the history of the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, Missouri, which featured first-time African American Olympians, a controversial marathon, and documentation by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Examines the controversy surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago to St. Louis" Provided by publisher. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index. Formatted Contents Note: A tale of two cities The ghost of Plato Transfer accepted St. Louis Olympian games Place in history.
The 1904 St. Louis Olympics organizers repeated the mistakes of 1900. acquisition of the Louisiana Territory. As a result, the Games suffered. Chicago runner James Lightbody won the steeplechase and the 800m and then set a world record in the 1,500m. In the marathon at the St Louis 1904 Olympic Games, Lorz hitched a lift in his manager's car for about 10 miles. Unsurprisingly for those days the care broke down so a refreshed Lorz carried on jogging.