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Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics


Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics

Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics
Governing body FIL
Events 1 (men)
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012 2016
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Lacrosse at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics has been contested at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games1904 and 1908. Both times it had been open only to men; both times a Canadian team had won the competition. In its first year, three teams from two nations competed. The second appearance saw only two teams, again from two nations, compete.

It 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 lacrosse team from Johns Hopkins, and 1948 by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.).[1]


  • Event 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


= official event, (d) = demonstration event

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

Medal table

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

1928 (demonstration)
1932 (demonstration)
1948 (demonstration)

See also


  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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