The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism

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Chapter 8. Greece and the 1904 “American” Olympics

ALEXANDER KITROEFF

The leaders of the small Greek delegation to the St. Louis Olympics of 1904 viewed the Games through an ethnocentric and nationalist lens. The socalled revival of the ancient Greek Olympic Games and the decision to hold the first modern Games in Athens, in 1896, suddenly thrust Greece into the international limelight. The Greek hosts had failed in their bid to keep the Games permanently in Athens every four years. But a compromise with the International Olympic Committee (ioc) paved the way for Athens to organize “interim” Games, to be held in between the quadrennial regularly scheduled Olympics. The decision was taken over the objections of the head of the ioc, Pierre de Coubertin, and he retaliated by ensuring that those interim Games would never be granted the status of an official Olympics.1 The first of these interim Games (which turned out to be the only ones, because Greece was unable to continue to hold them) was scheduled for 1906, two years after the St. Louis Games. Therefore the Greek sporting establishment was far more concerned with planning for the interim Games of 1906 than it was with participating in the 1904 Olympics. Nonetheless, as far as the Greeks were concerned, the St. Louis Games were an important test of the ioc's concept of rotating the Games among international venues that had prevailed over the Greek view that the Games ought to be held permanently in Greece. Thus, the leaders of the Greek delegation in St. Louis looked at those Games in order to elicit an affirmation of their own particular perspective on the Olympics. The initiatives they took in framing the organization of the

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