On the athletics track in St Louis, in 1904.

IOC1908-01-01

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These are the oldest Olympic moving images in existence! In a darkened cinema, the viewers all got a glimpse of the stadium in St Louis (USA). But we can be pretty sure that the newsreels of the time made no mention of the controversy surrounding these Games, where 523 of the 651 athletes were American, with no British or French teams; and where the “Anthropology Days” featuring “savage tribes” (including Geronimo!) aroused the anger of Pierre de Coubertin.

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  • Title: On the athletics track in St Louis, in 1904.
  • Creator: IOC
  • Date Created: 1908-01-01
  • Location: St Louis, USA

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