Roller hockey at the 1992 Summer Olympics
Roller hockey (quad) was one of three demonstration sports included in the official Olympic programme of the 1992 Summer Olympics, held in Barcelona. This sport's widespread popularity and the existence of top-level competitive teams in Catalonia (such as FC Barcelona and Reus Deportiu Hockey) prompted the Organizing Committee to suggest its inclusion in the Olympic programme.
The sport was held from July 26 to August 7, 1992 and it consisted of a single event for men and was contested in four venues in Catalonia: Vic, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Reus and Barcelona. A total of 12 nations entered a team, for a total of 120 players. The biggest contenders, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Argentina all finished in the first four places, with the Portuguese team (world champions from the 1991 Rink Hockey World Championship) failing to reach the podium and Argentina winning the final match against the Spanish hosts.
In a preliminary round, the teams were divided into two groups according to the results of the 1991 Rink Hockey World Championship, held in Portugal. Group A games were played at the Pavelló del Club Patí Vic, in Vic, while Group B games were played at the Pavelló de l'Ateneu de Sant Sadurní, in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. The best three teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals, which were played as a six-team group stage, at the Pavelló d'Esports, in Reus. In the end, the top two teams played each other in the final and the third and fourth placed teams played each other in a bronze medal match, at the Palau Blaugrana.
|7||United States (USA)|
|1. Italy (ITA)||9||5||4||1||0||54||8|
|2. Portugal (POR)||8||5||4||0||1||59||8|
|3. Argentina (ARG)||6||5||2||2||1||22||9|
|4. United States (USA)||5||5||2||1||2||24||27|
|5. Switzerland (SUI)||2||5||1||0||4||12||28|
|6. Japan (JPN)||0||5||0||0||5||4||95|
|1. Spain (ESP)||10||5||5||0||0||45||4|
|2. Brazil (BRA)||8||5||4||0||1||27||12|
|3. Netherlands (NED)||5||5||2||1||2||22||24|
|4. Germany (GER)||4||5||2||0||3||13||17|
|5. Angola (ANG)||3||5||1||1||3||7||23|
|6. Australia (AUS)||0||5||0||0||5||7||42|
|1. Spain (ESP)||9||5||4||1||0||19||8|
|2. Argentina (ARG)||8||5||4||0||1||18||9|
|3. Portugal (POR)||6||5||3||0||2||22||12|
|4. Italy (ITA)||4||5||2||0||3||21||19|
|5. Brazil (BRA)||3||5||1||1||3||12||20|
|6. Netherlands (NED)||0||5||0||0||5||5||29|
- Key: Pts – points; Pld – matches played; W – win; D – draw; L – lost; GF – goals for; GA – goals against
Bronze medal match
|7 August 1992|
|Portugal (POR)||2–3 (2–1)||Italy (ITA)||Palau Blaugrana
Victor Hugo Silva
Miguel Angel Marti Corcuera (ESP) & Alfonso Mestres Torrens (ESP)
Gold medal match
|7 August 1992|
|Spain (ESP)||6–8 (5–5)||Argentina (ARG)||Palau Blaugrana
|A. Avecilla Porto (2)
A. Rovira Lecha (2)
Joan Ayats Presas
Joan Carles Colas
|J. Paes Picon (3)
D. Allende Martinez (2)
P. Cairo Valdivia (2)
R. Roldan Gomez
Luís Alfredo Dias Rei (POR) & João António Pereira Faria (POR)
- Half-time scores are shown in brackets.
- Ed. Romà Cuyàs, ed. (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona, 1992 - Volume IV: The Games (pdf). Barcelona: COOB'92, S.A. (Barcelona'92 Olympic Organising Committee). ISBN 84-7868-106-X. OCLC 60284428. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- Ed. Romà Cuyàs, ed. (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona, 1992 - Volume V: The Results (pdf) (in Spanish, Catalan, French and English). Barcelona: Barcelona'92 Olympic Organizing Committee. ISBN 84-7868-283-X. OCLC 29247440. Retrieved 2006-11-16.