Great Britain at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in St. Louis
Competitors6 in 3 sports
Ranked 6th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain did not send a team to the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.[1] Numerous events were contested, of which only some were later recognised by the IOC as official Olympic events. Within these, three athletes representing Ireland participated, winning one gold and one silver medal.[2][3] Because Ireland was then part of the United Kingdom, the IOC classifies these athletes as British.[4] John Holloway had emigrated from Bansha to the U.S. some years previously and, like Kiely, wore a green singlet with a shamrock competing.[5] He is counted as British by some statistics, whereas the Irish Whales who represented U.S. clubs are counted as American.


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Tom Kiely Athletics Men's all-around July 4
 Silver John Daly Athletics Men's 2590 m steeplechase August 29

Results by event[edit]


Event Place Athlete Final
Men's 2590 metre steeplechase 2nd John Daly Unknown
Event Place Athlete Total score
Men's all-around 1st Tom Kiely 6036
4th John Holloway 5273


  1. ^ Lucas, p.15: "England [sic] and France did not send a single competitor to America"
  2. ^ Lucas, p.34: "John J. Daly, of Ireland, was the attraction"; p.40: "At the conclusion of the first day’s sport, a summing up of the points scored by the different countries competing showed that America led with a total of 80 points; Ireland was second with 4 points; Germany third with 3 points, and Hungary fourth with 2 points."
  3. ^ Spalding, p.205: "T. F. Keily [sic], Ireland, 6036 points"
  4. ^ IOC database: Great Britain medallists at 1904 Olympics
  5. ^ Keyes, Dermot (19 February 2010). "Ballyneale's Tom Kiely: a legendary all-rounder". Munster Express. Retrieved 1 September 2015.