Marathon race led by Samuel Mellor during 1904 Summer Olympics

The Great Olympic Marathon debacle

On August 30, 1904, the Great Olympic Marathon debacle unfolds at the Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis, Mo.

Let the Olympic Games begin!

St. Louis really had the world’s attention during the summer of 1904 as it hosted not only the World’s Fair but also the Games of the III Olympiad. On August 29, 1904, the Olympics Games officially begin in St. Louis.

Helen Stephens with Jesse Owens

August 4, 1936

On this day Helen Stephens, "The Fulton Flash" dominated the competition and got the gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

July 1, 1904

The Olympic Games began in St. Louis.