St Louis, 1904 Olympic Games

The 1904 Olympic Games were held in St Louis. In 1904 the Olympic Games was still well short of being a true international competition - there were only representatives from 13 countries. Eighty-five percent of the competitors were Americans, and eight percent were Canadians. Chicago had originally won the bid to host the 1904 Olympics, but it was moved following pressure from organizers of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis who did not want another international event in the same time frame.

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