|Canada at the|
1904 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Canadian Olympic Committee|
|in St. Louis|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
Canada competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, United States. These Games were the second at which Canadian athletes participated. As in 1900 they did not compete under the Canadian flag, national teams not being introduced until the next Olympics. Unofficially, however, it was a very successful Olympics for Canada with Canadian competitors winning the fourth most medals. However this was largely because most Europeans decided not to make the long trip to compete in the games. The Canadian athletes were a unified group for the first time and were unofficially regarded as a team.
The most notable Canadian medal winner was Etienne Desmarteau who placed first in the 56 pound weight throw. He was fired as a Montreal police officer when he left to compete at the games. Returning as a medallist and local hero he was reinstated, but died the next year of typhoid.
Canada won two golds in team sports, two thirds of Canada's total in all summer games. The Canadian soccer team from Galt, Ontario won gold and a team known as the Winnipeg Shamrocks won the field lacrosse title. The third-place finishers were also from Canada, a team of Mohawks from a reserve near Brantford.
Of note was Peter Deer, a full blooded Iroquois Indian, who competed in the 800 & 1500 metres races, he was the first Native person to represent Canada outside her borders. Deer was a mechanic by day and was a member of the Montreal Amateur Athletics Association. He was 23 in 1904, he came from Caughnawaga, a native village on the South Bank.
|Gold||Étienne Desmarteau||Athletics||Men's 56 lb weight throw||September 1|
|Gold|| Galt F.C. ||Football||November 23|
|Gold||George Lyon||Golf||Men's individual||September 24|
|Gold|| Shamrock Lacrosse Team ||Lacrosse||July 7|
|Silver|| Arthur Bailey , Phil Boyd, Thomas Loudon,|
Don MacKenzie, George Reiffenstein, William Rice,
George Strange, William Wadsworth, Joseph Wright
|Rowing||Men's eight||July 30|
|Bronze|| Mohawk Indians ||Lacrosse||July 7|
|Men's 60 metres||7-8||Robert Kerr||Unknown |
2nd, heat 3
|Did not advance|
|Men's 100 metres||7-11||Robert Kerr||Unknown |
3rd, heat 2
|Did not advance|
|Men's 200 metres||5th||Robert Kerr||Unknown |
3rd, heat 2
|Did not advance|
|Men's 400 metres||7-12||Percival Molson||Unknown|
|Men's 800 metres||7-13||Peter Deer||Unknown|
|Men's 1500 metres||6th||Peter Deer||Unknown|
|Men's 56 pound weight throw||1st||Étienne Desmarteau||10.46 metres OR|
Canada made its first football appearance in 1904, sending a club team to St. Louis. The team defeated each of the two United States club teams in the round-robin tournament. The International Olympic Committee later recognized the tournament as the official one and awarded the club a gold medal for its performance.
|Galt F.C.||Men's football||2 |
|2||Christian Brothers College||2||1||0||1||2||7||-5||2|
|3||St. Rose Parish||2||0||0||2||0||6||-6||0|
|Christian Brothers College||0–7||Galt F.C.|
|St. Rose Parish||0–4||Galt F.C.|
| Report (1) |
|T. Taylor |
Coach: Louis Blake Duff
|Event||Place||Golfer||Qualification||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinal||Semifinal||Final|
|Men's individual||1st||George Lyon||169 (9th)||Defeated John Cady||Defeated Stuart Stickney||Defeated Albert Lambert||Defeated Francis Newton||Defeated Chandler Egan|
|65th||Bertie Austin||211||Did not advance|
Two teams from Canada played in the 1904 lacrosse competition. The Winnipeg Shamrocks defeated the team from St. Louis by a score of 8-2 in the final to win gold.
|1st||Shamrock Lacrosse Team||Bye||Defeated United States (USA)|
St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association
|3rd||Mohawk Indians||Lost to United States (USA)|
St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association
|Did not advance|
|Winnipeg Shamrocks||Mohawk Indians|
| George Cloutier || Black Hawk |
|Eight||2nd|| Arthur Bailey, William Rice, George Reiffenstein, |
Phil Boyd, George Strange, William Wadsworth,
Don MacKenzie, Joseph Wright, Thomas Loudon
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