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Polo at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Polo

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Wellington Racing Track, Oostende
Date Started: July 25, 1920
Date Finished: July 31, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: ESP Spain
Bronze: USA United States


The Olympic Polo Tournament was played at Ostende, on the Belgian coast, quite some distance from Antwerp. The tournament began on a Sunday with Spain easily defeating the United States by 13-3. The next day, Monday, 26 July, was a windy, rainy day, but the match between Britain and Belgium still took place, the British winning by 8-3. Two days later, the United States defeated the Belgians for third place. Great Britain won the Olympic championship on 29 July by defeating Spain 13-11 in a very closely fought match. One of the Belgian players, Alfred Grisar, served as the referee for the final match. The tournament was conducted under the rules of the Hurlingham Polo Club of London. Each team was allowed four reserves but, apparently, only the Spanish had an extra rider with them.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Spain ESP Silver
3 United States USA Bronze
4 Belgium BEL