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]

Field hockey
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueWhite City Stadium
Dates29 (29)–31 October 1908 (1908-10-31)
Teams6
Medalists
 England  Great Britain
 Ireland  Great Britain
 Scotland  Great Britain
 Wales  Great Britain
1920 

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  5'
Burt  32' 2
Walker  67'
Report
Umpires:
E. Fletcher (GBR)
J. Kirkwood (GBR)

29 October 1908
15:00
England  10–1  France
Pridmore  15' 3
Rees 1
Logan 2
Shoveller 3
Green 1
Report Poupon 1
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
Ireland  3–1  Wales
Robinson 1
Gregg 1
Power 1
Report Williams  4'
Umpires:
George Lings (GBR)
H. Greening (GBR)

30 October 1908
15:00
England  6–1  Scotland
Pridmore  15', 37' 3
Shoveller 2
Logan 1
Report Walker 1
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  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 2
Pridmore  20', 40' 4
Shoveller 2
Report Robinson  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 3 May 2006.

References


  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