Basque pelota at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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. The competition was held on 14 June.

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


Participating nations

A total of 4 players from 2 nations competed at the Paris Games:


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Pelota 1900". Accessed 25 February 2006. Available electronically at
  • 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.

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