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St Louis 1904

St Louis 1904

Opening Date

01 Jul 1904

Closing Date

23 Nov 1904

Country of the host city


Candidate cities

Chicago (USA), Illinois (USA)


Old Man River, the Mississippi, may be good for melodies and stern-wheel paddle steamers, but alas not for sailing. The 1904 Games were so riddled with controversy - the marathon winner had used a car and there were Anthropology Days for Aboriginal peoples - that an interim Games were held in 1906 to restore flagging belief.

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