Discontinued Olympic Sports
Jeu de Paume
Jeu de Paume (which literally means "game of the palm,") was played only once as an official sport at Olympic level, in 1908. The competition was held at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Jeu de Paume is also called 'Real Tennis' or 'Court Tennis'. What we now call Tennis or Lawn Tennis (which was also a demonstration sport and now an official Olympic medal sport) is derived from this older version of the game.
Jeu de Paume and an outdoor version of Jeu de Paume called Longue Paume were demonstration sports at the 1900 Summer Olympics, and Real tennis (this is what jeu de paume is called in England), was an exhibition event at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
- Jay Gould (United States)
- Eustace Miles (Great Britain)
- Neville Lytton (Great Britain)
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