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Lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics


Lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Men's lacrosse
at the Games of the IV Olympiad

Patrick Brennan goes for a ground ball.
Venue White City Stadium
Date October 24
Competitors 24 from 2 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 

A lacrosse game was played between Canada and Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics. The game marked the second appearance of lacrosse at the Olympics, the first being at the 1904 Summer Olympics. Only two teams competed — one fewer than in 1904. South Africa was slated to send a team but then withdrew prior to the tournament.


  • Medal table 1
  • Medal summary 2
  • Team rosters 3
    • Canada 3.1
    • Great Britain 3.2
  • Results 4
    • Final 4.1
      • Scoring summary 4.1.1
  • Notes 5
  • Sources 6

Medal table

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Canada 1 0 0 1
2 Great Britain 0 1 0 1

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament Canada Great Britain None

Team rosters


The Canadian team cheering after their win.

Great Britain



October 24 Great Britain 10 - 14 Canada White City
(1 - 5)
(2 - 6)
(7 - 9)

Scoring summary

  • FIRST QUARTER (4-1): Canada: Gorman, Broderick, Turnbull (2); England: Buckland
  • SECOND QUARTER: (6-2) Canada: Brennan, unknown; England: Buckland
  • THIRD QUARTER (9-7): Canada: Turnbull (2), Brennan; England: Jones (2), Buckland (3)
  • FOURTH QUARTER (14-10): Canada: Brennan (3), Gorman (2); England: Jones, 2 unknown goals[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i This player is listed as a reserve in the Official Report, and might not have actually played. Regardless, the IOC database lists him as a medallist. According to Victoria Daily Colonist article, Fyson, Mahar, and McLeod did not play in the match.
  2. ^ Victoria Daily Colonist (October 25, 1908, pg.17)


  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Lacrosse 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 4 May 2006. 
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