Field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue Riverbank Arena
Dates 29 July – 11 August
«2008 2016»
Field hockey at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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men  women
men  women

Field hockey at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place from 29 July to 11 August at the Riverbank Arena within the Olympic Park.

On 13 November 2010 the International Hockey Federation (FIH) decided to allocate 12 teams for each men and women events respectively.[1]

Germany won the men's tournament for the fourth time, and the women's tournament was won by the Netherlands — their third Olympic women's hockey title.

Competition schedule[edit]

P Preliminaries ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men P P P P P ½ F
Women P P P P P ½ F


Each of the continental champions received a berth alongside the host, Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales compete separately in most competitions, but send a combined team to the Olympics and selected friendly tournaments, which is managed by England Hockey),[2][3] while another three spots were decided in qualifying tournaments.

The Riverbank Arena hosted the field hockey tournaments.

For the men's tournament, Europe received two extra quota places, and Oceania one extra. While for the women's, Asia, Oceania and Europe each received one extra quota place. All were based on FIH world rankings.[1]

However, South Africa as African champion for both tournaments gave up the automatic berth on the premise that they should play a qualifier having deemed the African tournament as sub-standard even though they won the African qualifier tournament. Instead they played in the men's and women's Olympic qualification tournament and made the cut. Their automatic berth was awarded to Spain in the men's tournament and Argentina in the women's.[4][5][6]

Men's tournament[edit]

Pool A Pool B

Women's tournament[edit]

Pool A Pool B

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Netherlands 1 1 0 2
2 Germany 1 0 0 1
3 Argentina 0 1 0 1
4 Australia 0 0 1 1
Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men  Germany (GER)
Maximilian Müller
Martin Häner
Oskar Deecke
Christopher Wesley
Moritz Fürste
Tobias Hauke
Jan-Philipp Rabente
Benjamin Weß
Timo Weß
Oliver Korn
Christopher Zeller
Max Weinhold
Matthias Witthaus
Florian Fuchs
Philipp Zeller
Thilo Stralkowski
 Netherlands (NED)
Jaap Stockmann
Tim Jenniskens
Klaas Vermeulen
Marcel Balkestein
Wouter Jolie
Roderick Weusthof
Robbert Kempermann
Teun de Nooijer
Sander Baart
Floris Evers
Bob de Voogd
Sander de Wijn
Rogier Hofman
Robert van der Horst
Billy Bakker
Valentin Verga
Mink van der Weerden
 Australia (AUS)
Mark Knowles
Jamie Dwyer
Liam de Young
Simon Orchard
Glenn Turner
Chris Ciriello
Matthew Butturini
Russell Ford
Eddie Ockenden
Joel Carroll
Matthew Gohdes
Tim Deavin
Matthew Swann
Nathan Burgers
Kieran Govers
Fergus Kavanagh
Women  Netherlands (NED)
Kitty van Male
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel
Kelly Jonker
Maartje Goderie
Lidewij Welten
Maartje Paumen
Naomi van As
Ellen Hoog
Sophie Polkamp
Joyce Sombroek
Kim Lammers
Eva de Goede
Marilyn Agliotti
Merel de Blaeij
Margot van Geffen
Caia van Maasakker
 Argentina (ARG)
Laura del Colle
Rosario Luchetti
Macarena Rodríguez
Luciana Aymar
Carla Rebecchi
Delfina Merino
Martina Cavallero
Florencia Habif
Rocío Sánchez Moccia
Daniela Sruoga
Sofía Maccari
Mariela Scarone
Silvina D'Elía
Noel Barrionuevo
Josefina Sruoga
Florencia Mutio
 Great Britain (GBR)
Beth Storry
Emile Maguire
Laura Unsworth
Crista Cullen
Hannah MacLeod
Anne Panter
Helen Richardson
Kate Walsh
Chloe Rogers
Laura Bartlett
Alex Danson
Georgie Twigg
Ashleigh Ball
Sally Walton
Nicola White
Sarah Thomas


  1. ^ a b "FIH release 2012 Olympic Qualification quotas". 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Hockey's London 2012 Olympic Games preparations and legacy". The Telegraph. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain hockey on course for 2012 – Mantell". BBC Sport. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Agony for SA hockey men". 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Argentina makes Olympics after S.Africa withdrawal". The China Post. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Las Leonas estarán en Londres 2012". CAH. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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Coordinates: 51°32′56″N 0°01′12″W / 51.5490°N 0.0201°W / 51.5490; -0.0201