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Polo at the 1900 Paris Summer Games

1900 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Sports:

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: May 28, 1900
Date Finished: June 2, 1900
Events: 1

Participants: 20 (20 men and 0 women) from 4 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Frederick Freake (24 years, 82 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR John Beresford (52 years, 353 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 17 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): MIX Mixed team (4 medals)

Overview

Polo was contested during the Paris International Exposition in 1900. Multiple tournaments were held and it has always been difficult to sort out which of the events should be considered the Olympic tournament, and in older sources, multiple teams and results are noted. All of the tournaments took place at the Polo Grounds of the Bagatelle de Paris team at the Bois de Boulogne. The various events contested in 1900 were as follows – 1) Grand Prix International d'Exposition (termed the Concours de Polo Hippique in the 1900 Official Report) – 28, 29, and 31 May (scheduled); 2) Prix de Longchamps – 30 May, 1 and 4 June; 3) Grand Prix International de Paris – 5, 7, and 9 June; and 4) Coupe de Bagatelle – 6, 8, and 11 June; 5) Grand Prix de l'Ouverture; 6) Grand Prix de Suresnes; 7) Cup Match; and 8) Grand Prix des Dames. The first event appears to have been the event which should be considered the Olympic competition.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Polo MIX Mixed team-1 MIX Mixed team-2 MIX Mixed team-4
MIX Mixed team-3