Lacrosse at the 1948 Summer Olympics
Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

was a demonstration sport
Demonstration sport
A demonstration sport is a sport which is played to promote itself, most commonly during the Olympic Games, but also at other sporting events.Demonstration sports were officially introduced in 1912 Summer Olympics, when Sweden decided to include glima, traditional Icelandic wrestling, in the...

 at the 1948 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in London, England, United Kingdom. After a 12-year hiatus because of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin...

in London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

. Teams from Great Britain and the United States
United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics
The United States competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 300 competitors, 262 men and 38 women, took part in 126 events in 19 sports.- Gold:*Harrison Dillard — Athletics, Men's 100 metres...

 played a single match, which ended in a 5-5 draw. The match was played in Wembley Stadium.


5 – 5
1st period
Whittaker, Little Coleman, Myers (2), Wood
2nd period
3rd period
4th period
Whittaker, Dennis Myers

Great Britain

An "All-England" team organized by the English Lacrosse Union
English Lacrosse Association
Lacrosse in England is an amateur sport played mainly by community based clubs and university teams. Lacrosse began in England in 1876 when a visiting group of Canadians captained by Dr. W. G. Beers of Montreal played exhibition matches up and down the country...

 represented Great Britain.
  • J. Buckland
  • N. R. Coe
  • A. L. Dennis
  • J. Fletcher
  • J. P. Foy
  • H. J. Ginn
  • J. Griffiths
  • J. H. Little
  • B. C. Makin
  • H. Prime
  • R. T. Renshaw
  • J. Swindells
  • R. V. Wilson
  • J. I. Whitehead
  • R. N. Whittaker
  • H. Wyatt
  • R. F. Zimmern

United States

The team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stephen Van Rensselaer established the Rensselaer School on November 5, 1824 with a letter to the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blatchford, in which van Rensselaer asked Blatchford to serve as the first president. Within the letter he set down several orders of business. He appointed Amos Eaton as the school's...

represented the United States.
  • T. A. O'Brien
  • R. F. Ball
  • A. D. Beard
  • R. Campbell
  • W. L. Coleman
  • O. Cook
  • R. Coons
  • M. T. Davies
  • R. Frick
  • R. Hutcheon
  • D. E. Jordan
  • R. E. Koch
  • C. J. McCann
  • J.A. Myers
  • R. E. Powell
  • R. J. Sneeden
  • S. W. Spaulding
  • D. R. Sutton
  • R. M. Wood
  • N. M. Shyan


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