Basque pelota at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Basque pelota
at the Games of the II Olympiad
During the pelota contest
Date14 June 1900
Competitors2 from 1 nation
1st place, gold medalist(s) José de Amézola,
Francisco Villota

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a Basque pelota tournament was contested.

Only two teams entered, from Spain and France, but the French team, which included Maurice Durquetty and Etchegaray, withdrew before the competition: therefore, the tournament was scratched and the Spanish team were awarded first prize.[1][2]

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


Gold Silver Bronze
 Spain (ESP)

José de Amézola
Francisco Villota

Not awarded[3] Not awarded


  1. ^ Arrechea, Fernando (August 10, 2008). "No, España no tiene aún 100 medallas olímpica". (in Spanish). Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  3. ^ "Paris 1900 Basque Pelota Results". Retrieved 2021-08-02.