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Polo at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: July 25, 1920
Date Finished: July 31, 1920
Events: 1

Participants: 17 (17 men and 0 women) from 4 countries
Youngest Participant: ESP José de Figueroa (22 years, 213 days)
Oldest Participant: BEL Gaston Peers de Nieuwburgh (52 years, 210 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 13 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Overview

Polo has been on the Olympic Program in 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1936. The 1920 Olympic polo tournament took place at the [Wellingtonrenbaan] in Ostende, on the Belgian coast, quite some distance from Antwerp. The Wellington Hippodrome is a horse racing facility built in 1883 and renovated in 2011. As of 2014 it still contests horse racing and also is a concert venue. In 2005, four holes of a nine-hole golf course were built on the infield of the hippodrome.

Four nations competed in 1920 with Great Britain winning the gold medal with victories over Belgium, and then defeating Spain, 13-11, in the final.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Polo GBR Great Britain ESP Spain USA United States