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Men's tug of war
at the Games of the III Olympiad
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VenueFrancis Field
DatesAugust 31
September 1
Competitors30 from 3 nations
Medalists
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Silver medal icon 
Bronze medal icon 
«19001908»

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. Six teams from three nations competing, with a total of 30 athletes involved. The four American teams took the top four places.

Results

File:1904 tug of war.jpg

August 30 was the first day of the tug of war competition. The two quarterfinal matches and the first semifinal match (between the two teams who had had byes in the quarterfinals) were held. The rest of the competition was conducted on 1 September.

Quarterfinals

Losers were eliminated.

Winner Loser
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA) [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias RSA|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Boers (RSA)
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA) [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias GRE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Pan-Hellenic (GRE)
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg New York Athletic Club (USA) Bye
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA) Bye

Semifinals

The losers were sent to the repechage, to play each other for the chance to play the loser of the final for second place.

Winner Loser
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA) Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA) Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg New York Athletic Club (USA)

Final

The winner received the gold medal, while the loser had to play the winner of the repechage in the silver medal match.

Winner Loser
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA) Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA)

Bronze medal match

The winner of this match played the loser of the final for the silver medal.

Winner Loser
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg New York Athletic Club (USA) Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)

Final standings

Place Team Nation
1 Milwaukee Athletic Club Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
2 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
3 New York Athletic Club Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
4 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
5-6 Pan-Hellenic 22x20px Greece
Boers Flag of the United Kingdom.svg South Africa

Participating nations

6 teams of 5, for a total of 30 athletes, competed. The host team had four teams, and two other nations each sent one.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States 1 1 1 3

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