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1904 Summer Olympics

Games of the III Olympiad, celebrated in Saint Louis (United States) in 1904
Athlete on the parallel bars at the 1904 games

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.[1]

The games were part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis World's Fair). The sports events were not well planned; and the games were not thought to be a success.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

Athletes from 12 nations took part in the St. Louis games.

The American bicyclist Frank Bizzoni was also known as a competitor from Italy[3] The American wrestlers Charles Ericksen and Bernhof Hansen were also known as Norwegian competitors.[4]

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Countries at the 1904 Olympics
  1. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1904 St Louis Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  2. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 19 [4 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. SR/Olympics, "Italy at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games"; " "Frank Bizzoni"; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  4. SR/Olympics, "Norway at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games"; "Charles Ericksen"; "Bernhof Hansen"; retrieved 2012-7-23.

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