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Polo returned to the Olympic program at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, after not being contested at the 1928 Games or 1932 Games. The 1936 tournament was the last time that the sport was contested at the Olympic Games.



Gold Silver Bronze
  Argentina (ARG)
Manuel Andrada
Roberto Cavanagh
Luis Duggan
Andrés Gazzotti
  Great Britain (GBR)
David Dawnay
Bryan Fowler
Humphrey Patrick Guinness
William Hinde
  Mexico (MEX)
Juan Gracia
Julio Mueller
Antonio Nava
Alberto Ramos

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.

Participating nationsEdit

Each country was allowed to enter one team of 8 players and they all were eligible for participation.

A total of 21(*) polo players from 5 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Only a few reserve players are known.

IOC also invited the United States and India.


Polo at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Competition was scheduled with different ways for "strong teams" and "weak teams"

Strong teams division:

August 3: Great Britain - Mexico 13-11

August 5: Argentina - Mexico 15-5

August 7 (FINAL): Argentina - Great Britain 11-0

Weak teams division:

August 4: Hungary - Germany 8-8

replay, August 6: Hungary - Germany 16-6

Third place match

August 8: Mexico - Hungary 16-2



  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-01-02.