1908 Summer Olympics medal table

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Dorando Pietri, who would have won a gold medal for Italy in the marathon but was disqualified after receiving assistance from umpires during the race, leaving the gold medal to American Johnny Hayes instead.[1]
British athlete Wyndham Halswelle, who won the gold medal in the only walkover in Olympic history in the men's 400 meters race after his American competitors refused to compete following a controversial judging call.[2]

The 1908 Summer Olympics were held from April 27 through October 31, 1908 in London, England simultaneous with the Franco-British Exhibition. A total of 2,008 athletes representing 22 nations participated in 110 events in 18 sports at these games. Diving, field hockey, and figure skating were contested for the first time at these games.[3] 19 of the 22 participating nations earned medals. Three nations that participated, Argentina, Switzerland and Turkey, received no medals. The host nation the United Kingdom dominated the medal count, winning the most gold (56), silver (51), and bronze (39) medals, and therefore winning the most medals overall (146).[4]

Australasia, consisting of athletes from Australia and New Zealand, competed as a combined team at the 1908 Olympics. In addition, the team from Great Britain included a number of athletes from Ireland, at the time part of the United Kingdom. However Finland, which was at the time part of the Russian Empire, competed as a separate country during these games.[5]

Medal table

This is the full table of the medal count of the 1908 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[a] These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This follows the system used by the IOC.[4]

  Host nation (Great Britain)

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1  Great Britain (GBR) 56 51 39[6] 146
2  United States (USA) 23 12 12 47
3  Sweden (SWE) 8 6 11 25
4  France (FRA) 5 5 9 19
5  Germany (GER) 3 5 5[6] 13
6  Hungary (HUN) 3 4 2 9
7  Canada (CAN) 3 3 10 16
8  Norway (NOR) 2 3 3 8
9  Italy (ITA) 2 2 0 4
10  Belgium (BEL) 1 5 2 8
11  Australasia (ANZ) 1 2 2 5
12  Russia (RUS) 1 2 0 3
13  Finland (FIN) 1 1 3 5
14  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 0 2
15  Greece (GRE) 0 3 0 3
16  Denmark (DEN) 0 2 3 5
17  Bohemia (BOH) 0 0 2 2
17  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 2 2
19  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 110 107 106 323

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Dorando Pietri - The Man Who Became Famous for Not Winning". Profiles. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Wyndham Halswelle". Inductees. Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "London 1908–Games of the IV Olympiad". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b "London 1908 - Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Cook, Theodore Andrea (1909). The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2009-06-17. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  6. ^ a b The IOC medal database incorrectly shows the bronze medal for Dorothy Greenhough-Smith in women's figure skating for Germany (GER) instead of Great Britain (GBR), and therefore, counts 38 bronze medals for GBR and 6 bronze medals for GER. The corrected totals are shown on this table.