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Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Men's water polo
at the Games of the III Olympiad

Water polo game during 1904 Summer Olympics.
Venue Forest Park
Date September 5 (semifinal)
September 6 (final)
Competitors 21 from 1 nation
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

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.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's water polo

David Bratton
George Van Cleaf
Leo Goodwin
Louis Handley
David Hesser
Joe Ruddy
James Steen

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

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