Canadian officials initiate search for missing 1904 Olympic golf gold medal

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Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 2:12 p.m.

Hoping to locate Canadian George S. Lyon’s long-lost gold medal from the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is helping produce a documentary chronicling the victory in the sport’s only Olympic tournament.

“This is one of the most important golf artifacts in the world,” museum director Karen Howison said Thursday at the Canadian Open.

The hall and Early Renaissance Productions hope to complete the film in 2014, two years before golf returns to the Olympics in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

In 1904, the 46-year-old Lyon beat favored American Chandler Eagan in the 12-round, six-day competition. Eagan’s silver medal also has been lost.