Not held in other Games

Ballooning at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Dates 17 June – 12 October 1900
Non-medal Events 26

Ballooning was demonstrated at the 1900 Paris Exposition with 26 different types of events. Hot-air ballooning was popular in France as it was developed there in the late 18th century. This is the only time ballooning has been demonstrated at the Olympics. Although the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which governs ballooning, is a member of SportAccord and recognized by the IOC, there is no chance it will be on the Olympic Program at any time in the near future.

Non-medal events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Longest distance travelled (#1), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 12 – 13 August 1900 7 1
Longest distance travelled (#2), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 9 – 10 September 1900 13 1
Longest distance travelled (#3), Open Olympic (non-medal) 30 September – 1 October 1900 12 1
Longest distance travelled (#4), Second Degree, Open Olympic (non-medal) 9 – 10 October 1900 11 1
Longest time travelled (#1), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 17 – 18 June 1900 16 1
Longest time travelled (#2), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 26 – 27 August 1900 12 1
Longest time travelled (#3), Open Olympic (non-medal) 16 – 18 September 1900 8 1
Longest time travelled (#4), Second Degree, Open Olympic (non-medal) 9 – 10 October 1900 11 1
Greatest height achieved (#1), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 24 – 25 June 1900 8 1
Greatest height achieved (#2), Handicap, Open Olympic (non-medal) 29 July 1900 6 1
Greatest height achieved (#3), Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 13 1
Closest landing to target (#1), Open Olympic (non-medal) 15 July 1900 12 1
Closest landing to target (#2), Open Olympic (non-medal) 22 July 1900 12 1
Closest landing to target (#3), Combined, Open Olympic (non-medal) 19 August 1900 22 1
Closest landing to target (#3), Intermediate stop, Open Olympic (non-medal) 19 August 1900 22 1
Closest landing to target (#3), Final stop, Open Olympic (non-medal) 19 August 1900 19 1
Closest landing to target (#4), Self-selected target, Open Olympic (non-medal) 16 September 1900 17 1
Grand Prix de l'aéronautique, Open Olympic (non-medal) 17 June – 12 October 1900 23 1
Balloon inflation, Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 5 1
Ascension report, Single ascent, Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 4 1
Ascension report, Combined, Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 10 1
Best photograph, 9 September event, Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 2 1
Best photograph, All events, Open Olympic (non-medal) 23 September 1900 2 1
Kites (large), Open Olympic (non-medal) 30 September 1900 2 1
Kites (medium), Open Olympic (non-medal) 27 September 1900 3 1
Kites (small), Open Olympic (non-medal) 19 August 1900 4 1
64 (60/4) 1 (1/1)