1904 Summer Olympics medal table

The 1904 Summer Olympics were held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States from July 1 to November 23, 1904, as part of the St. Louis World's Fair. A total of 651 athletes from 12 nations participated in 94 events in 16 sports at these games.[1] This list includes medals awarded in each of those events, excluding those awarded in the sport of water polo, which is mentioned in the games reports for the 1904 Summer Olympics but which currently is not included in the International Olympic Committee's medal database. The United States won all three medals in that competition, with a New York team taking first place, a Chicago team taking second, and a team from Missouri taking third.[2]

The silver medal awarded for the 800m run during the 1904 Summer Olympics

Nine participating nations earned medals, in addition to two medals won by mixed teams. In the early Olympic Games, several team events were contested by athletes from multiple nations.[3] Retroactively, the IOC created the designation "mixed team" (with the country code ZZX) to refer to these groups of athletes. During the 1904 games, athletes participating in mixed teams won medals in athletics and fencing. Some athletes won medals both individually and as part of a mixed team, so these medals are tabulated under different nations in the official counts.[4]

The United States won 239 medals, setting a record that still stands today. The Soviet Union came closest to beating the record with 195 medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics and currently is in second place. The Soviets, however, won a record 80 gold medals, surpassing 78 golds won by the Americans in 1904. However, the United States subsequently won 83 gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics, setting another all-time record.[4] Gold medals were awarded to event winners for the first time at the 1904 games. Prior to that, a silver medal was awarded to first-place finishers and a bronze medal to second-place finishers.[5][6]

Medal tableEdit

Charles Daniels won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in swimming for the United States during the 1904 games.

This is the full table of the medal count of the 1904 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There are sources, besides the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that display variations in the medal totals, but as the governing body of the Olympic Games, the IOC is considered the most authoritative source for the purposes of this article. These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This follows the system used by the IOC.[4]

  Host nation (United States)

1  United States (USA)*788279239
2  Germany (GER)44513
3  Cuba (CUB)4239
4  Canada (CAN)4116
5  Hungary (HUN)2114
6  Great Britain (GBR)1102
  Mixed team (ZZX)1102
8  Greece (GRE)1012
  Switzerland (SUI)1012
10  Austria (AUT)0011
Totals (10 nations)969292280


  1. ^ "St. Louis 1904–Games of the III Olympiad". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  2. ^ Sullivan, James E. (1905). Spalding's Official Athletic Almanac for 1905 (PDF). New York: American Sports Publishing Company. p. 221. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2008.
  3. ^ "1896 - Summer Olympics I (Athens, Greece)". TSN. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  4. ^ a b c "St. Louis 1904 – Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  5. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.
  6. ^ Lucas, Charles J. P. (1904). The Olympic Games 1904 (PDF). St. Louis: Woodward and Tiernan Printing Company. Retrieved 15 August 2008.

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