Who Knew WashU? 8.2.16

Question: Which event took place during the 1904 Olympic Games — for which the university and Francis Field served as a major venue — that is no longer an Olympic sport?

teams compete in tug-of-war
The Greek team competes against a St. Louis team in the tug-of-war event at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, for which Washington University served as a venue. (Photo: Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis)

Answer: D) Tug-of-war, which was a popular event at the Olympic Games from 1900 until 1920. In 1904, the men of the Milwaukee Athletic Club claimed the gold medal.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Arts & Sciences student Bria White, who will receive an “I Knew WashU!” luggage tag! 

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