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1908  London Summer Olympics

1908 Summer Olympics - The Results (Polo)

Polo at the 1908 London Summer Games

 

 

Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: June 18, 1908
Date Finished: June 21, 1908
Events: 1

Participants: 12 (12 men and 0 women) from 1 country
Youngest Participant: GBR Jack, Lord Wodehouse (24 years, 220 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Walter Jones (42 years, 14 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (3 medals)

  

Overview

Polo was contested at the 1900 Olympics, and after 1908, would again be an Olympic sport in 1920, 1924, and 1936, but after 1936 it has never again been on the Olympic Program, even as a demonstration sport. Three teams entered the 1908 Olympic polo event, but all were British, with two club teams representing Roehampton Club and Hurlingham Club in London, and an Irish team also competing. The events were held at the [Polo Grounds of the Hurlingham Club] in London, located in Fulham, in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Hurlingham Club continues to be an active sporting and social club in London, but polo ceased to be held at the club when it was reduced in size after World War II.

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.

  

Medal table

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 1 2 0 3

Medal summary

Gold Silver Bronze
 Great Britain (GBR)
Roehampton
Charles Darley Miller
George Arthur Miller
Patteson Womersley Nickalls
Herbert Haydon Wilson
 Great Britain (GBR)
Hurlingham
Walter Buckmaster
Frederick Freake
Walter Jones
John Wodehouse
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ireland
John Hardress Lloyd
John Paul McCann
Percy O'Reilly
Auston Rotherham
None awarded

Team rosters

Hurlingham

  • Walter Buckmaster
  • Frederick Freake
  • Walter Jones
  • John Wodehouse

Ireland

  • John Hardress Lloyd
  • John Paul McCann
  • Percy O'Reilly
  • Auston Rotherham

Roehampton

  • Charles Darley Miller
  • George Arthur Miller
  • Patteson Womersley Nickalls
  • Herbert Haydon Wilson

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
   
   

 

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