Polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Men's polo
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Dates May 28–June 2
Competitors 20 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Foxhunters Hurlingham
 Mixed team
2nd, silver medalist(s) BLO Polo Club Rugby
 Mixed team
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris
 Mixed team
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mexico national polo team
1908 →

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a polo tournament was contested. Matches were held on 28 May, 31 May, and 2 June. Five teams competed. Most of the teams were of mixed nationality, with British and French athletes competing on three teams. There was no playoff for third place.


Participating nations

A total of 20 players from 4 nations competed at the Paris Games:


Quarterfinal Semi-finals Final
28 May
 Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX) 10
31 May
 Compiègne Polo Club (FRA) 0
 Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX) 6
 Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris (ZZX) 4
2 June
 Foxhunters Hurlingham (ZZX) 3
 BLO Polo Club (ZZX) 1
31 May
 BLO Polo Club (ZZX) 8
 Mexico (MEX) 0
Place Team Nation
1 Foxhunters Hurlingham  Great Britain
 United States
2 BLO Polo Club Rugby  Great Britain
 United States
3 Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris  France
 Great Britain
Mexico  Mexico
5 Compiègne Polo Club  France


Foxhunters Hurlingham

BLO Polo Club Rugby

Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris


Compiègne Polo Club

Medal table

Three out of the four medals were won by mixed teams. Great Britain had competitors on the gold, the silver and one of the bronze medal teams, the United States on the gold and the silver medal teams. France had players on the silver and one of the bronze medal teams, while Mexico took the other bronze by itself.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Mixed team (ZZX) 1 1 1 3
2  Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
Totals (2 nations) 1 1 2 4


  1. ^ a b Raoul-Duval played on two different teams.


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Polo 1900". Accessed 25 February 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.
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