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Polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Men's polo
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueHurlingham Polo Grounds
DatesJune 18
June 21
Competitors12 from 1 nation
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Silver medal 
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a polo tournament was contested. It was the second time the sport had been featured at the Olympics, with 1900 being its first appearance.

The venue was the Hurlingham Polo Grounds in London. The Hurlingham Club presented a Challenge Cup to the winner of the tournament, which consisted of three teams. All three teams represented the British Olympic Association, with two from England and one from Ireland. The two English teams played each first, with the winner playing against the Irish team. Roehampton won both games, taking the gold medal, while the other two teams did not face each other to break the tie for second place.

Contents

Medal table

Position Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total
1

22x20px Great Britain

1 2 0 3

Medal summary

Event

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Men's tournament 22x20px Roehampton
Great Britain (GBR)
22x20px Hurlingham Club
Great Britain (GBR)----

22x20px Ireland
Great Britain (GBR)

None

Team rosters

Hurlingham

  • John Wodehouse, 3rd Earl of Kimberley

Ireland

  • John Hardress Lloyd

Roehampton

Results

Game 1

Hurlingham scored first, with a goal in the second period by Jones. It would be the only goal scored by the team, however, as Roehampton answered with two goals in the third and added another in the fifth.

June 18

GBR Roehampton

3

-

1

GBR Hurlingham Hurlingham Grounds

Game 2

The second game was decidedly more lopsided than the first, with Roehampton scoring twice in the first period and Miller adding three more himself in the second. Ireland scored its only goal shortly before the end of the match, when the team was already down 8-0.

June 21

GBR Roehampton

8

-

1

GBR Ireland Hurlingham Grounds

Sources

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 



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