The International Olympic Committee has accepted the bid of
Chicago, Illinois, to host the 1904 Summer Olympic Games. Original
and English translation.
Olympic Games; Olympic host city selection; Illinois--Chicago; International Olympic Committee
Secretary Hay encloses a letter from Pierre de Coubertin
regarding the Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois.
Olympic Games; Letters; Illinois--Chicago; Coubertin, Pierre de, 1863-1937; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
President Roosevelt regrets that he cannot serve as honorary
president of the Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois. It would give
the appearance of inappropriate governmental ties to the games.
Roosevelt will help in any other way he is "properly" able.
Olympic Games; Olympics--Political aspects; Conflict of interests; Sports--International cooperation; Illinois--Chicago
Pierre de Coubertin would like President Roosevelt to preside over the
1904 Olympic Games in Chicago. He also presents some of his books on education.
Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); Olympics; Hosting of sporting events; Books and reading; Illinois--Chicago
President Roosevelt will do everything he can for the Olympic Games and suggests that Baron Coubertin correspond with Caspar Whitney, America's "best authority in amateur sport."
Olympic Games; Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); International Olympic Games Association; Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929
Pierre de Coubertin asks President Roosevelt to comment on Coubertin's theories and systems of physical education.
Olympic Games; Physical education and training
James Edward Sullivan compliments Alice Roosevelt for presenting medals at the American Athletic Union's National Championship held in St. Louis in conjunction with the 1904 Olympics and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in spite of the bad weather. Sullivan asks President Roosevelt to present A. Roosevelt with the commemorative gift he is sending separately on behalf of the AAU.
Sports--Awards; Amateur Athletic Union of the United States; International Olympic Games Association; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980
Baron Pierre de Coubertin has left a package for President
Roosevelt at the American embassy in Paris. Second Assistant
Secretary Adee forwards the package to William Loeb's
Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); Diplomatic gifts; Embassy buildings; France--Paris; Washington (D.C.); Missouri--Saint Louis; United States. Department of State; United States. White House Office; Coubertin, Pierre de, 1863-1937; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Theodore Roosevelt declines William Shillaber's invitation to
visit the American League Park next Wednesday and see the United
States representatives to the Olympic Games, explaining that it is
simply a physical impossibility for him to attend.
Olympic Games; Apologies; Athletes
Theodore Roosevelt regrets that he cannot be there at the official celebration for the returning Olympics team in New York City. Roosevelt wishes that he could see them instead at Oyster Bay.
Olympics; New York (State)--New York; New York (State)--Oyster Bay
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