Field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Olympic Hockey Centre
Dates 6–19 August 2016
No. of events 2
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Field hockey at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
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Tournament
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Squads
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Field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 19 August at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro. The competition had instituted several changes in the format and structure from the 2012 Summer Olympics. Twenty-four teams (twelve each for men and women) competed in the tournament.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

The match schedule of the men's tournament was unveiled on 27 April 2016.[2][3]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19
Men G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Format changes[edit]

On 20 March 2014, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) instituted the changes to the match format, reducing from two 35-minute halves to four 15-minute quarters, with 2 minutes' rest after each period, and 15 at halftime.[4] The purpose of the changes aims to improve the flow and intensity of the competition, and reinforce fan experience and opportunity for game presentation and analysis. Other changes include the implementation of 40-second time outs following both penalty corner awards and the scoring of a goal. Both interruptions and time outs must assure that the 60-minute game time is escalated for actual tournament and not depleted with a penalty corner set up, especially when the ball is not in play.[5] Games ending in ties in knockout rounds are decided by penalty shootouts, as overtime has been abolished since 2013.

According to Leandro Negre, president of FIH, “The decision today demonstrates our commitment to fan engagement. With the additional breaks, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy more replays and be more engaged with the event, whether in the stadium or watching from afar, while hockey commentators will be allowed more time to provide sport analysis between plays. In addition, coaches and players will see improvement in their performance with the additional opportunities to re-hydrate and re-strategize.”[5]

Qualification[edit]

Men's qualification[edit]

Each of the Continental Champions from five confederations received an automatic berth. Brazil as the host nation qualified automatically but with a rider. Due to the standard of field hockey in Brazil, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) required Brazil to place higher than thirtieth in the FIH World Rankings by the end of 2014 or finish no worse than sixth at the 2015 Pan American Games in order to qualify as host nation. They achieved this by beating the United States on a penalty shoot-out in the quarterfinal, ensuring a top four finish. In addition, the six highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified received the remaining berths in this tournament.[6][7]

Dates
Event Location Qualifier
20 September – 2 October 2014 2014 Asian Games South Korea Incheon, South Korea  India
3–14 June 2015 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina  Germany
 Canada
 Spain
 New Zealand
20 June – 5 July 2015 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium  Belgium
 Great Britain
 Ireland
21 July 2015 Host nation Canada Toronto, Canada  Brazil
14–25 July 2015 2015 Pan American Games Canada Toronto, Canada  Argentina
21–29 August 2015 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship England London, England  Netherlands
21–25 October 2015 2015 Oceania Cup New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand  Australia
23 October – 1 November 2015 2015 African Qualifying Tournament South Africa Randburg, South Africa 1
Total 12
^1South Africa won the continental qualifier however the team did not participate in the 2016 Olympics. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Hockey Association (SAHA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route would not be considered.[8][9] As a result, New Zealand, as the highest-ranked team from the 2014-15 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified, participated instead.[10][11]

Women's qualification[edit]

Each of the continental champions from five confederations received an automatic berth. The host nation didn't qualify as they didn't place higher than fortieth in the FIH World Rankings by the end of 2014 nor finished no worse than seventh at the 2015 Pan American Games (they didn't even qualify for that tournament). This restriction was decided between the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to the standard of field hockey in Brazil. In addition, the seven highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified received the remaining berths in this tournament.[12]

Date
Event Location Qualifier
20 September – 2 October 2014 2014 Asian Games South Korea Incheon, South Korea  South Korea
10–21 June 2015 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals Spain Valencia, Spain  China
 Germany
 Argentina
 Spain2
20 June – 5 July 2015 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium  Netherlands
 New Zealand
 India
 Japan
13–24 July 2015 2015 Pan American Games Canada Toronto, Canada  United States
22–30 August 2015 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship England London, England  Great Britain1
21–25 October 2015 2015 Oceania Cup New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand  Australia
23 October – 1 November 2015 2015 African Qualifying Tournament South Africa Randburg, South Africa 2
Total 12
^1 – Competed as England
^2South Africa won the continental qualifier however the team will not participate in the 2016 Olympics. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Hockey Association (SAHA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route will not be considered.[13][14] As a result, Spain, as the highest-ranked team from the 2014-15 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified, will participate instead.[15][16]

Men's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

Teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12 Quarter-finals
2  Spain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
3  Australia 5 3 0 2 13 4 +9 9
4  New Zealand 5 2 1 2 17 8 +9 7
5  Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5
6  Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[17]
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 4 1 0 17 10 +7 13 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 10
3  Argentina 5 2 2 1 14 12 +2 8
4  India 5 2 1 2 9 9 0 7
5  Ireland 5 1 0 4 10 16 −6 3
6  Canada 5 0 1 4 7 22 −15 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[18]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
14 August
 
 
 Belgium 3
 
16 August
 
 India 1
 
 Belgium 3
 
14 August
 
 Netherlands 1
 
 Netherlands 4
 
18 August
 
 Australia 0
 
 Belgium 2
 
14 August
 
 Argentina 4
 
 Spain 1
 
16 August
 
 Argentina 2
 
 Argentina 5
 
14 August
 
 Germany 2 Bronze medal match
 
 Germany 3
 
18 August
 
 New Zealand 2
 
 Netherlands 1 (3)
 
 
 Germany (p.s.o.) 1 (4)
 

Women's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

Teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 13 1 +12 13 Quarter-finals
2  New Zealand 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
3  Germany 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
4  Spain 5 2 0 3 6 12 −6 6
5  China 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5
6  South Korea 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[19]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Great Britain 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 15 Quarter-finals
2  United States 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 12
3  Australia 5 3 0 2 11 5 +6 9
4  Argentina 5 2 0 3 12 6 +6 6
5  Japan 5 0 1 4 3 16 −13 1
6  India 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[20]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
15 August
 
 
 Netherlands 3
 
17 August
 
 Argentina 2
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.) 1 (4)
 
15 August
 
 Germany 1 (3)
 
 United States 1
 
19 August
 
 Germany 2
 
 Netherlands 3 (0)
 
15 August
 
 Great Britain (p.s.o.) 3 (2)
 
 New Zealand 4
 
17 August
 
 Australia 2
 
 New Zealand 0
 
15 August
 
 Great Britain 3 Bronze medal match
 
 Great Britain 3
 
19 August
 
 Spain 1
 
 Germany 2
 
 
 New Zealand 1
 

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Argentina 1 0 0 1
 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
3  Belgium 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands 0 1 0 1
5  Germany 0 0 2 2
Total 5 NOCs 2 2 2 6

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Argentina (ARG)
Juan Manuel Vivaldi
Gonzalo Peillat
Juan Ignacio Gilardi
Pedro Ibarra
Facundo Callioni
Lucas Rey
Matías Paredes
Joaquín Menini
Lucas Vila
Luca Masso
Ignacio Ortiz
Juan Martín López
Juan Manuel Saladino
Isidoro Ibarra
Matías Rey
Manuel Brunet
Agustín Mazzilli
Lucas Rossi
 Belgium (BEL)
Arthur Van Doren
John-John Dohmen
Florent van Aubel
Sebastien Dockier
Cédric Charlier
Gauthier Boccard
Emmanuel Stockbroekx
Thomas Briels
Felix Denayer
Vincent Vanasch
Simon Gougnard
Loïck Luypaert
Tom Boon
Jérôme Truyens
Elliot Van Strydonck
Tanguy Cosyns
0
0
 Germany (GER)
Nicolas Jacobi
Matthias Müller
Linus Butt
Martin Häner
Moritz Trompertz
Mats Grambusch
Christopher Wesley
Timm Herzbruch
Tobias Hauke
Tom Grambusch
Christopher Rühr
Martin Zwicker
Moritz Fürste
Florian Fuchs
Timur Oruz
Niklas Wellen
0
0
Women
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Maddie Hinch
Laura Unsworth
Crista Cullen
Hannah Macleod
Georgie Twigg
Helen Richardson-Walsh
Susannah Townsend
Kate Richardson-Walsh
Sam Quek
Alex Danson
Giselle Ansley
Sophie Bray
Hollie Webb
Shona McCallin
Lily Owsley
Nicola White
 Netherlands (NED)
Joyce Sombroek
Xan de Waard
Kitty van Male
Laurien Leurink
Willemijn Bos
Marloes Keetels
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel
Kelly Jonker
Maria Verschoor
Lidewij Welten
Caia van Maasakker
Maartje Paumen
Naomi van As
Ellen Hoog
Margot van Geffen
Eva de Goede
 Germany (GER)
Nike Lorenz
Selin Oruz
Anne Schröder
Lisa Schütze
Charlotte Stapenhorst
Katharina Otte
Janne Müller-Wieland
Hannah Krüger
Jana Teschke
Lisa Altenburg
Franzisca Hauke
Cécile Pieper
Marie Mävers
Annika Sprink
Julia Müller
Pia-Sophie Oldhafer
Kristina Reynolds

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIH Hockey Qualification System" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hockey giants set to renew rivalries as match schedule unveiled for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". rio2016.com. 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey schedules confirmed". fih.ch. 27 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Hockey quarters format for Rio 2016 Games here to stay, says FIH chief executive". Inside the Games. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "FIH announces format change set to improve hockey experience". FIH. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIH Hockey Qualification System" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brazil Men confirm their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016". FIH. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Agreement between SASCOC and SAHA
  9. ^ Rio 2016 Olympics Selection Criteria for SA Hockey Association
  10. ^ "Qualification Criteria" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Spain women and New Zealand men invited to Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey events". FIH. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIH Hockey Qualification System" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Agreement between SASCOC and SAHA
  14. ^ Rio 2016 Olympics Selection Criteria for SA Hockey Association
  15. ^ "Qualification Criteria" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Spain women and New Zealand men invited to Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey events". FIH. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  17. ^ Regulations
  18. ^ Regulations
  19. ^ Regulations
  20. ^ Regulations

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