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Polo at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: June 28, 1924
Date Finished: July 12, 1924
Events: 1

Participants: 24 (24 men and 0 women) from 5 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Tommy Hitchcock (24 years, 138 days)
Oldest Participant: ESP Justo San Miguel (53 years, 358 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 13 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Overview

Polo was on the Olympic Program in 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1936, but it would be removed from the Olympic Program after the Berlin Olympics. The 1924 matches were held at two venues around Paris, [Saint-Cloud Country Club] in Saint-Cloud and the [Polo de Bagatelle] in the Bois de Boulogne, which was where the 1900 polo matches were contested.

The 1924 polo tournament was notable for the first matches between the two dominant nations in the sport, Argentina and the United States, with Argentina winning the gold medal and the United States taking silver. The tournament was a round-robin with five nations competing, with Argentina defeating the USA, 6-5, in a closely fought match that decided the top two places.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Polo ARG Argentina USA United States GBR Great Britain