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)

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]


England team, Gold Medal

Great Britain



First RoundSemi-finalsFinal
29 October
30 October
29 October
31 October
30 October

First round

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

29 October 1908
Edward Denny (GBR)
Thomas Burman (GBR)


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

30 October 1908
George Lings (GBR)
H. Greening (GBR)

30 October 1908
England  6-1  Scotland
Pridmore Goal 15'37' 3
Shoveller Goal2
Logan Goal1
Report Walker Goal1
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


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
Logan Goal2
Pridmore Goal 20'40' 4
Shoveller Goal2
Report Robinson Goal 36'
M. Baker (GBR)
G. Morton (GBR)

Final standings

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


  • 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.


  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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