Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics
The 1936 Summer Olympics saw the fifth field hockey tournament at Olympics. All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2. Both of the field hockey grounds were near the Olympic Stadium located on the Reichssportfeld. The competition was held from Tuesday, August 4, 1936 to Saturday, August 15, 1936. The field hockey matches saw a total attendance of 184,103 and 157,531 tickets were sold. Indian team scored 38 goals but only 1 goal was scored against them. India were the Gold medalists.
Only a men's competition occurred that year.
The India teams player Mirza Masood (aka Mirza Nasiruddin Masud ) describes the Indian hockey team's games in The World's Hockey Champions 1936 — , Model Press, Delhi (1937). The book includes several photographs.
Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.
For the team rosters see: Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads.
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The final was originally scheduled also on August 14, just after the bronze medal match. But due to incessant rain the ground was unplayable and the match was postponed to the following morning.
Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 214 field hockey players were entered.
A total of 161(*) field hockey players from 11 nations competed at the Berlin Games:
- Afghanistan (12 - from a squad of 18)
- Belgium (12 - from a squad of 22)
- Denmark (13 - from a squad of 17)
- France (18 - from a squad of 22)
- Germany (22)
- Hungary (15 - from a squad of 21)
- India (19 - from a squad of 22)
- Japan (11 - from a squad of 15)
- Netherlands (12 - from a squad of 18)
- Switzerland (13 - from a squad of 22)
- United States (14 - from a squad of 15)
(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least. The consolation rounds did not count.
There are only a few reserve players known. Five players from Belgium, three players from Denmark, and two players from Japan only competed in the consolation rounds, but not all their names are known.
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- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 15 September 2008. (Polish)