Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Men's water polo
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Water Polo 1904 Olympics.jpg
Water polo game during 1904 Summer Olympics.
Venue Forest Park
Date September 5 (semifinal)
September 6 (final)
Competitors 21 from 1 nation
1st New York Athletic Club
 United States
2nd Chicago Athletic Association
 United States
3rd Missouri Athletic Club
 United States
← 1900
1908 →

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested. Only American contestants participated; three teams of 7 players each entered. Water polo is mentioned in the games reports for the 1904 Summer Olympics, but currently water polo event is not included in the IOC's medal database for 1904 Olympics, and currently IOC consider water polo event as part of unofficial programme in 1904.

The event took place in a pond in Forest Park, the location of both the Olympics and the World's Fair. The water quality was so poor that some players became severely ill after playing.[citation needed]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's water polo
 New York Athletic Club (USA)
David Bratton
George Van Cleaf
Leo Goodwin
Louis Handley
David Hesser
Joe Ruddy
James Steen
 Chicago Athletic Association (USA)
Rex Beach
Jerome Steever
Edwin Swatek
Charles Healy
Frank Kehoe
David Hammond
Bill Tuttle
 Missouri Athletic Club (USA)
John Meyers
Manfred Toeppen
Gwynne Evans
Amedee Reyburn
Fred Schreiner
Augustus Goessling
Bill Orthwein