Basque pelota at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Basque pelota
at the Games of the II Olympiad
During the pelota contest
Venue Neuilly-sur-Seine
Date 14 June
Competitors 4 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) José de Amézola,
Francisco Villota
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maurice Durquetty,

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a Basque pelota tournament was contested. Only two teams competed, so only one match was played. The score is unknown.

This was the only Olympiad where pelota was an official sport, being revived at the 1924, 1968 and 1992 Games as a demonstration sport.


Gold Silver
 Spain (ESP)

José de Amézola
Francisco Villota

 France (FRA)

Maurice Durquetty


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Pelota 1900". Accessed 25 February 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.