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Hockey is the oldest known ball and stick game. Records exist of it having been played in Persia in 2000 BC. The name hockey probably derives from the French hocquet, or shepherd’s crook, and refers to the crooked stick which is used to hit a small ball. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • hockey Men
  • • hockey Women

Athlete Quota:

192 men (12 teams of 16 players each)
192 women (12 teams of 16 players each)
Total of 384 athletes

Allocation
  • SCHEDULE(M)
  • TIMELINE
  • SCHEDULE(W)
  • ENTRY (M)
  • ENTRY (W)

Men's Hockey Schedule

The matches will take place at Olympic Green Hockey Stadium.

Date

Pool

Teams

Venue

August 11
08:30 - 10:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Germany VS China

Pitch A

August 11 10:30 - 12:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Pakistan VS Great Britain

Pitch A

August 11 18:00 - 19:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Republic of Korea VS New Zealand

Pitch B

August 11 20:30 - 22:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Spain VS Belgium

Pitch B

August 11 18:30 - 20:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Australia VS Canada

Pitch A

August 11 21:00 - 22:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Netherlands VS South Africa

Pitch A

August 13 08:30 - 10:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

South Africa VS Australia

Pitch A

August 13 10:30 - 12:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

China VS Republic of Korea

Pitch A

August 13 18:00 - 19:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Canada VS Pakistan

Pitch B

August 13 20:30 - 22:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

New Zealand VS Spain

Pitch B

August 13 18:30 - 20:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Belgium VS Germany

Pitch A

August 13 21:00 - 22:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Netherlands VS Great Britain

Pitch A

August 15 08:30 - 10:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Spain VS China

Pitch A

August 15 10:30 - 12:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Netherlands VS Canada

Pitch A

August 15 18:00 - 19:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Belgium VS New Zealand

Pitch B

August 15 20:30 - 22:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Republic of Korea VS Germany

Pitch B

August 15 18:30 - 20:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Pakistan VS Australia

Pitch A

August 15 21:00 - 22:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

South Africa VS Great Britain

Pitch A

August 17 08:30 - 10:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Great Britain VS Canada

Pitch A

August 17 10:30 - 12:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Republic of Korea VS Belgium

Pitch A

August 17 18:00 - 19:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Pakistan VS South Africa

Pitch B

August 17 20:30 - 22:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Australia VS netherlands

Pitch B

August 17 18:30 - 20:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

New Zealand VS China

Pitch A

August17 21:00 - 22:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Germany VS Spain

Pitch A

August 19 08:30 - 10:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Netherlands VS Pakistan

Pitch A

August 19 10:30 - 12:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Germany VS New Zealand

Pitch A

August 19 18:00 - 19:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Canada VS South Africa

Pitch B

August 19 18:30 - 20:00

Men's Preliminaries - Pool B

Australia VS Great Britain

Pitch B

August 19 20:00 - 21:45

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

Republic of Korea VS Spain

Pitch A

August 19 21:00 - 22:30

Men's Preliminaries - Pool A

China VS Belgium

Pitch A

August 21 08:30 - 10:30

Men's Classification 9th/10th

5th Pool A VS 5th Pool B

Pitch A

August 21 11:00 - 13:00

Men's Classification 7th/8th

4th Pool A VS 4th Pool B

Pitch A

August 21 18:00 - 20:00

Men's Semifinal 01

1st Pool B VS 2nd Pool A

Pitch A

August 21 20:30 - 22:30

Men's Semifinal 02

1st Pool A VS 2nd Pool B

Pitch A

August 23 08:30 - 10:30

Men's Classification 11th/12th

6th Pool A VS 6th Pool B

Pitch A

August 23 11:00 - 13:00

Men's Classification 5th/6th

3rd Pool A VS 3rd Pool B

Pitch A

August 23 18:00 - 20:00

Men's Bronze Medal Match

Loser of B1vA2 VS Loser of A1vB2

Pitch A

August 23 20:30 - 22:30

Men's Gold Medal Match

Winner of B1vA2 VS Winner of A1vB2

Pitch A

 

Hall of Fame

Rechelle Hawkes Rechelle HawkesMidfielder Rechelle Hawkes joined the Australian national hockey team in 1985. She competed in her first Olympics in 1988 and won the first of her three gold medals as Australia eliminated the favoured Dutch team 3-2 in the semifinals and then beat the home team, South Korea, 2-0 in the final. [Full story]

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