Tug of war at the Summer Olympics
|Tug of war at the Summer Olympics|
Tug of war was contested as a team event in the Summer Olympics at every Olympiad from 1900 to 1920. Originally the competition was entered by groups called clubs. A country could enter more than one club in the competition, making it possible for one country to earn multiple medals. This happened in 1904, when the United States won all three medals, and in 1908 when the podium was occupied by three British teams. Sweden was also among the top countries with two medals, one as a member of the mixed team.
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||2||2||1||5|
|2||United States (USA)||1||1||1||3|
|Mixed team (ZZX)||1||0||0||1|
Teams consisted of 6 members in 1900 (Denmark and Sweden competed together), 5 members in 1904, and 8 members in the last three appearances of the sport.
|No. of nations||3||3||3||2||5||10|
|No. of pullers||12||30||40||16||40||128|
- Past Olympic Sports. Olympics/IOC. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.