Field Hockey At the 1908 Summer Olympics
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Field Hockey At the 1908 Summer Olympics
Field hockey
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenueWhite City Stadium
Dates29 (29)-31 October 1908 (1908-10-31)
Teams6
Medalists

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]

Squads

England team, Gold Medal

Great Britain

Results

Bracket

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

First round

29 October 1908
13:45
Scotland  4-0  Germany
Laing Goal 5'
Burt Goal 32' 2
Walker Goal 67'
Report
Umpires:
E. Fletcher (GBR)
J. Kirkwood (GBR)

29 October 1908
15:00
Umpires:
Edward Denny (GBR)
Thomas Burman (GBR)

Semi-finals

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

30 October 1908
13:45
Umpires:
George Lings (GBR)
H. Greening (GBR)

30 October 1908
15:00
England  6-1  Scotland
Pridmore Goal 15'37' 3
Shoveller Goal2
Logan Goal1
Report Walker Goal1
Umpires:
Henry Tennent (GBR)
E. Wilson (GBR)

Extra match

A match between the two continental teams took place between the semifinals and the final.

Given both France and Germany had lost in the first round, this extra match was a de facto fifth and sixth place playoff match, though the official report makes no mention of this.

30 October 1908
Germany  1-0  France
Möding Goal 25' Report

Final

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
15:00
England  8-1  Ireland
Logan Goal2
Pridmore Goal 20'40' 4
Shoveller Goal2
Report Robinson Goal 36'
Umpires:
M. Baker (GBR)
G. Morton (GBR)

Final standings

  1.  England
  2.  Ireland
  3.  Scotland
  4.  Wales
  5.  Germany
  6.  France

Sources

  • 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 2006.

References

  1. ^ "Canada will win". Dawson Daily News. 20 October 1908. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Hockey at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 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


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