Field hockey at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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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
1st place, gold medalist(s)  England  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ireland  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Scotland  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Wales  Great Britain
1920 →

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[edit]

England team, Gold Medal

Great Britain[edit]

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
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[edit]

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
England  10–1  France
Pridmore Goal 15' 3
Rees Goal1
Logan Goal2
Shoveller Goal3
Green Goal1
Report Poupon Goal1
Umpires:
Edward Denny (GBR)
Thomas Burman (GBR)

Semi-finals[edit]

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

30 October 1908
13:45
Ireland  3–1  Wales
Robinson Goal1
Gregg Goal1
Power Goal1
Report Williams Goal 4'
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[edit]

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 Goal 25' Report

Final[edit]

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[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

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