at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venues||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||10 from 1 nation|
| Croquet at the|
1900 Summer Olympics
|Singles, one ball|
|Singles, two balls|
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested. Seven men and three women participated. The doubles competition was scheduled first, though it is unclear whether the French pair that won had any competition. The one-ball singles was played the next week, followed by two-ball singles the week after. France, which supplied all 10 competitors, therefore won all the medals.
This was the only Olympiad where croquet was part of the official programme, though there was the variant called roque at the 1904 Summer Olympics. 12–13 Although croquet satisfied three criteria, it had been thought to have an entrant from Belgium, Marcel Haëntjens, :27 (Haëntjens is a Flemish name) and thus have been an international competition. Haëntjens is now known to have been from France, as were the other croquet players.All events which were restricted to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors, and without handicapping, are now regarded as Olympic events (except for ballooning). :
|Totals (1 nations)||3||2||2||7|
|Singles, one ball||Gaston Aumoitte (FRA)||Georges Johin (FRA)||Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)|
|Singles, two balls||Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)||Maurice Vignerot (FRA)||Jacques Sautereau (FRA)|
|Doubles|| France (FRA)|
|Not known||Not known|
A total of 10 players from 1 nation competed at the Paris Games:
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad and commonly known as Paris 1900, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, France, in 1900. No opening or closing ceremonies were held. Competitions began on 14 May and ended on 28 October.
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. Three of these had been considered "Olympic" by the International Olympic Committee in the past. The IOC website currently has affirmed a total of 95 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon for events that should be considered "Olympic". These additional events include two equestrian driving events. It is not certain how many competitors there were, but it is likely that there were between 37 and 64. Calculation of number of competitors is complicated by the fact that a rider might enter an event multiple times on different horses. Five nations competed in the Olympic jumping events, with three more in the two driving events. There were two female riders: Elvira Guerra, who competed in the hacks and hunter combined event, as well as a Frenchwoman "Moulin", whose first name is not known.
Four tennis events were contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. These were played at the Cercle des Sports de l'Île de Puteaux.
The men's 60 metres was the shortest of the track races at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, which was the first time the event was held. It was held on 15 July 1900. 10 athletes from 6 nations competed. Five preliminary heats were scheduled, though only two were actually held. The top two athletes from each of the heats advanced to the final, resulting in a final race that featured three United States runners and an Australian. Hurdle specialist Alvin Kraenzlein of the United States won the event, with his countryman Walter Tewksbury in second and Australian Stan Rowley earning bronze.
The men's 2500 metres steeplechase was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first time that a steeplechase race was held at the Olympics. The race was held on July 15, 1900, on a 500-metre track. Six athletes from six nations competed in the shorter of the two steeplechase events. The 4000 metre steeplechase race was held one day later. The event was won by George Orton of Canada, the nation's first gold medal in athletics. Sidney Robinson of Great Britain took silver, while Jean Chastanié of France earned bronze.
The men's 5000 metres team race was the final track and field event on the athletics programme at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first time that a team race was held at the Olympics. It was held on July 22, 1900. Two teams competed: Racing Club de France from France and Amateur Athletic Association of England from multiple nations. Each team had five athletes. The AAA team won the competition, despite Rowley being injured and unable to finish.
The men's pole vault was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 15, 1900. Eight athletes from five nations competed in the pole vault.
The men's standing triple jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. It was held on July 16, 1900. 10 athletes from four nations competed in the standing triple jump. The event was won by Ray Ewry of the United States, who took gold in all three of the standing jumps in 1900. His teammate Irving Baxter earned silver in all three 1900 standing jumps. The American sweep was completed with Robert Garrett taking bronze.
Belgium competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. It was the first appearance of the European nation. Belgium was represented in France by 78 athletes, all of them male, who competed in 11 disciplines. They comprised 95 entries in 28 events.
Austria competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Austrian and Hungarian results at early Olympics are generally kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time.
The Russian Empire competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first appearance of the European nation, which had entered the names of competitors for the first modern Olympics in 1896 but had failed to appear.
The men's 20 metre rapid fire pistol was one of the competitions in the 1900 Summer Olympics shooting events in Paris. It was held from August 1 to August 4, 1900. Six athletes from 2 nations competed. This event was contested for prize money by professionals. It is nevertheless included in the International Olympic Committee's medal database as an Olympic medal event. Five of the six shooters were from France; the host nation swept the medals as Maurice Larrouy won with Léon Moreaux second and Eugène Balme third.
The men's individual competition with free revolver event was one of the competitions in the Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. It was held on 1 August 1900. 20 shooters from 4 nations competed, with five shooters per nation. Medals were given for individual high scores, and the scores of the five shooters were summed to give a team score for the team event. The target designed for this competition is still being used today. The event was won by Karl Röderer of Switzerland, with his countryman Konrad Stäheli taking bronze. Between them was Achille Paroche of France with silver.
The men's ISSF Olympic trap was one of the shooting competitions in the shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. It was held from Sunday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 17, 1900. Thirty-one athletes from three nations competed. The French hosts swept the medals, with Roger de Barbarin taking told, René Guyot silver, and Justinien de Clary bronze. There was a shoot-off between de Barbarin and Guyot, which de Clary did not compete in despite having scored the same as the other two in the main round.
The 1900 Olympic Croquet one-ball singles tournament was held over three rounds on 28 June 1900. Nine athletes from France competed. The event was won by Gaston Aumoitte, with Georges Johin taking second and Chrétien Waydelich third.
The 1900 Olympic Croquet two-ball singles tournament was held on 4 and 11 July 1900. Eight athletes from France competed. The event was won by Chrétien Waydelich, the only person to earn two singles medals in Olympic croquet. Silver went to Maurice Vignerot and bronze to Jacques Sautereau.
The 1900 Olympic Croquet doubles tournament has only one double from France known. It was held on 22 July 1900. The rest of the results are unknown. Gaston Aumoitte and Georges Johin, who had taken first and second in the singles one-ball event, were the winning pair. Very little is known about the event, including the competition format.
The jumping event at the 1900 Summer Olympics equestrian competition was similar to the modern event. 45 competitors entered, though only 37 competed. Some information is known on 16 of the competitors, though of the rest all that can be deduced from the nationalities of the entrants is that, of the remaining unknowns that did compete, at most 1 was a Russian, up to 3 were Italian, at least 3 and up to 9 were Belgian, and between 8 and 14 were French. The event was won by Aimé Haegeman of Belgium, with his countryman Georges Van Der Poele taking second. Van Der Poele also won the bronze in the equestrian high jumping competition. Louis de Champsavin of France earned bronze.
The 1900 Summer Olympics was the only Olympic Games to date to feature an equestrian high jump competition. Nineteen competitors entered the high jump competition, though only six are known by name. Of the remaining thirteen, six were French, three Belgian, three Italian and one Russian.
Marcel Haëntjens was a French croquet player and equestrian. He competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in both croquet and equestrian. In croquet he competed in both the one ball singles and the two ball singles and did not finish in either. In equestrian he did not finish in either the high jump or the mixed jumping. His final event was the hacks and hunter combined. He finished fourth in this event which, until recent years, was not considered an official Olympic event by the International Olympic Committee.