|Men's tug of war
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
||White City Stadium
||40 from 3 nations
At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested.
Medal table 
Medal summary 
Team rosters 
Great Britain 
City of London Police 
Liverpool Police 
Metropolitan Police "K" Division 
United States of America 
The German and Greek teams withdrew, narrowing the seven-team field to five. Thus, the Swedish team and two of the British squads had byes in the quarterfinals.
The only match held was between the Liverpool team and the Americans. Liverpool won the first pull easily, after which the United States delegation protested the footwear worn by the Liverpool police, who competed in their service boots. The protest was dismissed, and the Americans withdrew in disgust.
Liverpool again faced a foreign opponent, and again prevailed. The two London services squared off in the other semifinal, with the City police beating the Metropolitan men in a lengthy first pull. The second pull was not as tight a contest.
The Londoners defeated Liverpool in the final, winning the first two pulls.
Bronze medal match 
The Swedish team did not appear for the bronze medal match.
- Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
- De Wael, Herman (2001). "Tug-of-War 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 27 May 2006.