Venues of the 1908 Summer Olympics

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For the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, a total of twelve sports venues were used. The first winter sports took place at Prince's Skating Slub. White City Stadium served as a precursor to the modern stadiums seen worldwide since then.

Venues[edit]

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Tennis Not listed. [1]
Bisley Ranges Shooting (pistol/rifle) Not listed. [2]
Franco-British Exhibition Fencing Grounds Fencing Not listed. [3]
Henley Royal Regatta Rowing Not listed. [4]
Hurlingham Club Polo Not listed. [5]
Northampton Institute Boxing Not listed. [6]
Prince's Skating Club Figure skating Not listed. [7]
Queen's Club Jeu de paume, Rackets Not listed. [8][9]
Solent Sailing Not listed. [10]
Southampton Water Sailing, Water motorsports Not listed. [11]
Uxendon Shooting School Club Shooting (shotgun) Not listed. [12]
White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [13]

After the Olympics[edit]

The figure skating events would not take place at the next Olympics in Stockholm, but would return for the 1920 Games in Antwerp. They would served as the precursor for the first Winter Olympics that would take place in Chamonix sixteen years later. White City served as the main venue for the 1934 British Empire Games (Commonwealth Games since 1978) and a venue for the 1966 FIFA World Cup before its demolition in 1985. The All England Tennis and Lawn Club continues to serve as host for Wimbledon's tennis events and is the only venue of the 1908 Games to serve as one for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[14]

Bisley and Henley would serve as venues when the Olympics returned to London forty years later.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 209. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 254. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 127. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  4. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 237. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  5. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 232. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  6. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 107, 296-313. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  7. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 284. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  8. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 314. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  9. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 233. Accessed 8 July 2012.
  10. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 339. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  11. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 351. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  12. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 39. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  13. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 32-5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  14. ^ London2012.com profile. (Listed as Wimbledon) - accessed 29 September 2010.
  15. ^ 1948 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 43, 47-9. Accessed 19 October 2010