Sporting Highlights for 1900

The major event in the world of sport for 1900 was the second Olympic Games, held in Paris, France from May to October. There were over 1000 athletes from 26 nations who participated in the event. However, no gold medals were given out, silver was given to the first placegetter.  France won the most medals. The Games were overshadowed by, and incorporated into, the Paris Exposition. Some of the participants did not even realize they were participating as part of the Olympics Significantly, women took part in the modern Olympics for the first time.

Mme. Brohy and Mlle. Ohnier of France were the first sports women that compete in the games in Croquet. Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain is the first female champion for the Tennis Competition. Raw Ewry continued his very successful Olympic career. He won three titles from standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump.

1900 Olympic Games gold medal1900 Olympic Games gold medal

In lawn tennis, the Davis Cup competition was established in 1900, though it was originally called the International Lawn Tennis Challenge.

In figure skating, Gustav Hugel from Austria won the world championship. Montreal Shamrocks successfully defeated Winnipeg Victorias in the Stanley Cup, and Yale won the NCAA Football Championship.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1900.

Date Results
May 14 - Oct 28 Olympic Games were held in Paris, France.
June Golf US Open won by Harry Vardon.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Reggie Doherty and Blanche Hillyard
July Golf The Open Championship won by John Henry Taylor
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Malcolm Whitman and Myrtle McAteer

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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