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Polo at the 1908 London Summer Games

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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.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Polo GBR Great Britain-1 GBR Great Britain-3
GBR Great Britain-2