Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics

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Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics
Lacrosse pictogram.svg
Governing body FIL
Events 1 (men)
Games
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1984
  • 1988
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2020
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics

Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics has been contested at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games1904 and 1908.[1][2][3] Both times it had been open only to men; both times a Canadian team won the competition.[4] In its first year, two teams from Canada and one team from the United States competed at the games in St. Louis, Missouri. Only two teams, one from Canada and one from Great Britain competed in 1908 in London.[5]

Lacrosse was also held as a demonstration event at the 1928, 1932, and 1948 Summer Olympics. In 1928 and 1932 the United States was represented by the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team, and in 1948 by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.).[6][7] Canada sent a team in 1928 and 1932; Great Britain in 1928 and 1948.

Event[edit]

= official event, (d) = demonstration event

Event 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48
Men's lacrosse (d) (d) (d)

Medal table[edit]

Lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Lacrosse at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Every team that has played lacrosse has won a medal. Canada has won three of the five medals, by virtue of having had three of the five competing teams.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada 2 0 1 3
2  Great Britain 0 1 0 1
 United States 0 1 0 1

Participating nations[edit]

1904
1908
1928 (demonstration)
1932 (demonstration)
1948 (demonstration)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fisher, Donald M. (14 March 2002). "Lacrosse: A History of the Game". JHU Press. Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "STX Blog - 7 Reasons Why Lacrosse Should be an Olympic Sport". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Nathan, Daniel A. (1 August 2016). "Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City". University of Arkansas Press. Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (11 August 2011). "Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement". Scarecrow Press. Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "Olympics: Lacrosse looks to Summer Games future after IOC vote". 4 August 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lacrosse Programme" (PDF). Wsyacy.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  7. ^ Pietramala, David G.; Grauer, Neil A. (17 May 2006). "Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, The Second Edition of the Bob Scott Classic". JHU Press. Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via Google Books. 

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