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Sandy Cowan

Full name: Alexander "Sandy" Cowan
Gender: Male
Born: February 5, 1879 in Chesley, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 8, 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Shamrock Lacrosse Team, Winnipeg (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Lacrosse

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Sandy Cowan spent most of his lacrosse career with teams from the Canadian province of British Columbia, but was a guest with the Shamrock Lacrosse Club of Winnipeg when they traveled to the lacrosse tournament at the 1904 Summer Olympics. There he helped the team defeat the Mohawk Indians and the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association to win a gold medal for Canada. At the turn of the century he was a member of the New Westminster Salmonbellies, and won several provincial championships with them, before switching to the Vancouver Lacrosse Club. He retired from active competition in 1911 and later served as lacrosse referee and judge.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN 1 Gold

Men's Lacrosse

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-07-07 Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 8, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association 2 8
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