1904, Summer Olympics in United States
On This day during on July 01, 1904, III Summer Olympics was held in the United States. Olympic Games open in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. The Summer Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time. However, this was the very first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.
However, only 62 of the 651 athletes who competed came from outside North America. Further, only 12 nations were represent in all. Some events combined the U.S. national championship with the Olympic championship.
Three Medal Format Introduce
Meanwhile, in each Olympic event, gold medals are award for first place, silver medals for second place, and bronze medals for third place. During in 1904, this three-medal tradition format introduced at the Olympics.
Boxing, dumbbells, freestyle wrestling and the decathlon made their debuts in Summer Olympic.
On the other hand, one of the most remarkable athletes was the American gymnast George Eyser. He won six medals even though his left leg made of wood. Meanwhile, Frank Kugler won four medals in freestyle wrestling, weightlifting and tug of war, making him the only competitor to win a medal in three different sports at the same Olympic Games.
The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad. The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896. This is a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years. The most recent Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Games held four times in the United States (1904, 1932, 1984, and 1996). The United States leads the all-time medal table for the Summer Olympics.
Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, and Switzerland is the only five countries have been participate in every Summer Olympic Games