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Field hockey at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a field hockey tournament was contested for the first time. Six teams entered the tournament: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany and France. England won the gold medal, Ireland the silver and Scotland and Wales were awarded bronze medals. All the medals were subsequently credited to Great Britain.[1][2]

Men's field hockey
at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
DatesOctober 29 - October 31
Teams6
Venue(s)White City Stadium
Top three teams
Champions England (1st title)
Runner-up Ireland
Third place Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Goals scored36
(next) 1920

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

 
First RoundSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
29 October
 
 
  England10
 
30 October
 
  France1
 
  England6
 
29 October
 
  Scotland1
 
  Scotland4
 
31 October
 
  Germany0
 
  England8
 
 
  Ireland1
 
 
30 October
 
 
  Ireland3
 
 
  Wales1
 
 
 
 

First roundEdit

29 October 1908
England   10–1   France
Green (1)
Pridmore (3)
Shoveller (3)
Logan (2)
Rees (1)
(1) Poupon

29 October 1908
Scotland   4–0   Germany
Burt (2)
Laing (1)
Walker (1)

Semi-finalsEdit

There were no playoffs for third place, so the losers of the semi-finals received bronze medals.

30 October 1908
Scotland   1–6   England
Walker (1) (3) Pridmore
(2) Shoveller
(1) Logan

30 October 1908
Ireland   3–1   Wales
Robinson (1)
Gregg (1)
Power (1)
(1) Williams

Extra matchEdit

A match between the two continental teams took place between the semifinals and the final. Both France and Germany had lost in the first round, and thus the extra match could be considered to be a fifth and sixth place playoff match, though the official report makes no mention of that.

30 October 1908
Germany   1–0   France
Möding (1)

FinalEdit

The official report ceases its description of the game after England took the lead 5–1, saying only that "by this time England had taken control of the game and won with eight goals to one".[3]

31 October 1908
England   8 – 1   Ireland
Pridmore (4)
Shoveller (2)
Logan (2)
(1) Robinson

SourcesEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
  • De Wael, Herman (2002). "Hockey 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 3 May 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada will win". Dawson Daily News. 20 October 1908. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Hockey at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 203

Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°13′39″E / 51.5136°N 0.2274°E / 51.5136; 0.2274