Date and place
|4th Olympic Games London 1908, April 27 to October 31|
|Number of participants: 2056 (2013 men and 43 women)|
Total spectators: 300,000
Participating countries: 22
Argentina, Australasia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Russia, Turkey, United States, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland.
Australia and New Zealand took part together as Australasia.
Timothy Ahearne (athletics), Edward Thomas Barrett (wrestling) and George O'Kelly (wrestling) were Irish and started in a British team, because their country was not represented with an independent team.
Con Leahy (athletics) was Irish and the British hockey team consisted exclusively of Irishmen.
Harry Kerr, who won a bronze medal at the 3500 m race walk was New Zealander and had started for the team called Australasia.