Lacrosse

Facts

Discipline of Lacrosse
Participants 60
NOCs 3
Competitions held 2 (Venues)
Distinct events 1
IF World Lacrosse

Description

Lacrosse was twice on the Olympic Program as a full medal sport, in 1904 and 1908. Lacrosse has also been contested as a demonstration sport at the Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1948. In this short Olympic history, Canada leads the medal table, with three medals and two golds.

Lacrosse does have an IF that was a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) (defunct as of November 2022): World Lacrosse, which was the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) until May 2018, when it was re-branded. The FIL was formed in August 2008, by merging the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF), founded in 1974, with the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA). As of 2022, the FIL has 76 member nations.

Presidents of World Lacrosse:

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada CAN 2 0 1 3
Great Britain GBR 0 1 0 1
United States USA 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Élie Blanchard CAN 1 0 0 1
Billy Brennagh CAN 1 0 0 1
Paddy Brennan CAN 1 0 0 1
George Bretz CAN 1 0 0 1
Jack Broderick CAN 1 0 0 1
Billy Burns CAN 1 0 0 1
Doc Campbell CAN 1 0 0 1
George Cattanach CAN 1 0 0 1
George Cloutier CAN 1 0 0 1
Sandy Cowan CAN 1 0 0 1
Gus Dillon CAN 1 0 0 1
Frank Dixon CAN 1 0 0 1
Richard Duckett CAN 1 0 0 1
Jack Flett CAN 1 0 0 1
Tom Gorman CAN 1 0 0 1
Ernie Hamilton CAN 1 0 0 1
Henny Hoobin CAN 1 0 0 1
Benjamin Jamieson CAN 1 0 0 1
Stuart Laidlaw CAN 1 0 0 1
Hilliard Lyle CAN 1 0 0 1
Clary MacKerrow CAN 1 0 0 1
Lawrence Pentland CAN 1 0 0 1
George Rennie CAN 1 0 0 1
Alexander Turnbull CAN 1 0 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Lacrosse Men 5