1904 olympics

On Olympic ‘pride’ and bad statues

Lately, Washington University discovered a rekindled pride in the 1904 Olympic Games, choosing to display this pride with an obnoxiously large “Olympic Spectacular” statue.

Lauren Alley | Senior Forum Editor

Ringing up the curtain: Inside the decade-long push to display the iconic Olympic symbol

That year, 2007, James Shadrach Schoenke moved to St. Louis from Atlanta. Friday, he stood front and center as the St. Louis Sports Commission unveiled an Olympic rings “Spectacular” at Washington University, reviving a now-114-year-old legacy. There was no shortage of enthusiasm in the crowd.

| Senior Sports Editor

Op-ed: St. Louis’ ridiculous, racist and rotten Olympic legacy

The 1904 St. Louis Olympics were exploitative, dangerous, drawn-out, poorly planned and incredibly ridiculous.

| Class of 2017

St. Louis’ Olympic Games wackiest and strangest in history

The 1904 Olympics featured a first-place finisher disqualified for cheating, rat a used as a performance-enhancing drug, and rotten apples and rabid dogs as obstacles. And that was just in the marathon. Originally granted to Chicago but moved to St.

Best St. Louis sports moments

With 13 major professional sports championships to its name, St. Louis is one of the most decorated cities in the country. While we may be living in a baseball town—11 of those titles come from the Cardinals—St. Louis’ athletic history is rich, across a variety of sports. Here are some memories of accomplishments that St. […]

Sports Staff

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