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Polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Men's polo
at the Games of the II Olympiad
DatesMay 28–June 2
Competitors20 from 4 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Bronze medal 

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a polo tournament was contested. Matches were held on 28 May, 31 May, and 2 June. Five teams competed. Most of the teams were of mixed nationality, with British athletes competing on three different teams. There was no playoff for third place.


Participating nations

A total of 20 players from 4 nations competed at the Paris Games:


Place Team Nation


Foxhunters Hurlingham 22x20px Great Britain
22x20px United States


BLO Polo Club Rugby 22x20px Great Britain
22x20px United States


Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris 22x20px France
22x20px Great Britain
Mexico 22x20px Mexico


Compiègne Polo Club 22x20px France


Foxhunters Hurlingham

BLO Polo Club Rugby

  • Walter McCreery (USA)

Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris


Compiègne Polo Club

  • Louis de Bissacia
  • Jean Boussod

Medal table

The United States and Great Britain shared both the gold and the silver medals. Great Britain and France shared one of the bronze medals, while Mexico took the other bronze by itself.


Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)

1[2] 1[2] 1[2] 3

United States United States (USA)

1[2] 1[2] 0 2


France France (FRA)

0 0 1[2] 1

Mexico Mexico (MEX)

0 0 1 1


  1. 1.0 1.1 Raoul-Duval played on two different teams.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 This medal was won as part of a mixed team.


  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Polo 1900". Accessed 25 February 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • 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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