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Medals for west London and South Africa

Originally due to be hosted by Rome, the 1906 eruption of Vesuvius meant that London was a late replacement to hold the fourth modern Olympiad in 1908.

The majority of the events were carried out in the quickly-constructed White City stadium in west London over a two-week period, but some of the team games were played in the autumn – including the lacrosse tournament, in which there were only two teams.

Great Britain won the silver medal, so we can assume the Canadians won (the score was 10-14).

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