Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's field hockey tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics was the 18th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a fourteen-day period beginning on 20 July, and culminating with the medal finals on 2 August. Games were played at the Herndon Stadium and the Panther Stadium, both located in Atlanta, United States.

Men's field hockey
at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Morris Brown College Stadium (1996).JPEG
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Dates20 July – 2 August
Teams12
Venue(s)Herndon Stadium
Panther Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored173 (4.12 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Taco van den Honert
South Africa Greg Nicol (7 goals)
1992 (previous) (next) 2000

The Netherlands won the gold medal for the first time after defeating Spain 3–1 in the final. Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 3–2.[1]

QualificationEdit

Each of the continental champions from five federations, the previous Olympic and World champions and the host nation received an automatic berth. Alongside the teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualification Tournament, twelve teams competed in this tournament.

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation   United States
26 July – 6 August 1992 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain   Germany1
4–15 October 1994 1994 Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan   South Korea
23 November – 4 December 1994 1994 Hockey World Cup Sydney, Australia   Pakistan
12–25 March 1995 1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina   Argentina
22–27 May 1995 1995 Oceania Qualifying Tournament Auckland, New Zealand   Australia
August 1995 1995 EuroHockey Nations Championship Dublin, Ireland 1
13–23 September 1995 1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe   South Africa
19–28 January 1996 Olympic Qualification Tournament Barcelona, Spain   Netherlands
  India
  Great Britain
  Spain
  Malaysia
^1Germany qualified both as previous Olympic and continental champion, therefore that quota was added to the ones awarded by the Olympic Qualification Tournament to a total of 5.

SquadsEdit

UmpiresEdit

  • Amin Ayman (EGY)
  • Santiago Deo (ESP)
  • Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
  • Steve Horgan (USA)
  • Floris Idenburg (NED)
  • Guillaume Langle (FRA)
  • Craig Madden (GBR)
  • Antonio Morales (ESP)
  • Ray O'Connor (IRL)
  • Yuri Platonov (RUS)
  • Don Prior (AUS)
  • Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
  • Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
  • Roger St. Rose (TRI)
  • Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
  • Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
  • Peter von Reth (NED)
  • Richard Wolter (GER)

ResultsEdit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00)

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 8
  Germany 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 7
  India 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6
  Pakistan 5 2 1 2 11 8 +3 5
  Argentina 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 4
  United States 5 0 0 5 3 23 −20 0
20 July 1996
09:00
Spain   1–0   Germany
Arnau   50' Report
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Craig Madden (GBR)

20 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan   4–0   United States
Shahbaz   10'
Ashraf   18'25'
Zaman   62'
Report
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

20 July 1996
20:00
India   0–1   Argentina
Report P. Lombi   45'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)

22 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan   0–3   Spain
Report Arnau   22'43'
Escarré   30'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)

22 July 1996
17:30
Germany   1–1   India
Saliger   66' Report M. Kumar   62'
Umpires:
Roger St Rose (TRI)
Floris Idenburg (NED)

22 July 1996
20:00
United States   2–5   Argentina
Mellor   39'
Jennings   48'
Report J. Lombi   4'12'
Ferrara   15'26'
Capurro   32'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Don Prior (AUS)

24 July 1996
09:00
United States   0–4   India
Report R. Singh   10'
Pillay   28'46'
S. Kumar   69'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

24 July 1996
17:30
Spain   2–1   Argentina
Escarré   61'
Arnau   65'
Report J. Lombi   20'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Floris Idenburg (NED)

24 July 1996
20:00
Germany   3–1   Pakistan
Becker   6'49'
Meinhardt   39'
Report Khalid   62'
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

26 July 1996
09:00
Germany   3–0   Argentina
Saliger   16'
Becker   19'
Bellenbaum   64'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Don Prior (AUS)

26 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan   0–0   India
Report
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Craig Madden (GBR)

26 July 1996
20:00
Spain   7–1   United States
Amat   12'14'
Escarré   25'49'
Arnau   60'
Pujol   64'
Cobos   68'
Report Butcher   37'
Umpires:
Yuri Platonov (RUS)
Roger St. Rose (TRI)

28 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan   6–2   Argentina
Ahmed   32'45'65'
Sarwar   51'58'
Zaman   53'
Report Pérez   24'
J. Lombi   68'
Umpires:
Amin Ayman (EGY)
Craig Madden (GBR)

28 July 1996
17:30
United States   0–3   Germany
Report Fischer   11'22'
Blunck   23'
Umpires:
Sasidharan Vasutheven (MAS)
Peter von Reth (NED)

28 July 1996
20:00
Spain   1–3   India
Escudé   33' Report Ferreira   21'41'
Varkey   59'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 14 6 +8 9
  Australia 5 3 1 1 13 7 +6 7
  Great Britain 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 5
  South Korea 5 1 2 2 12 13 −1 4
  South Africa 5 0 3 2 7 12 −5 3
  Malaysia 5 0 2 3 7 15 −8 2
21 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands   2–0   Malaysia
Klein   10'
Delissen   29'
Report
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

21 July 1996
17:30
Great Britain   2–2   South Korea
Giles   31'50' Report Kang Keon-wook   35'
Park Shin-heum   68'
Umpires:
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

21 July 1996
20:00
South Africa   1–1   Australia
Nicol   65' Report Hager   61'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

23 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands   2–2   Great Britain
Bovelander   17'
Delissen   59'
Report Garcia   27'
Giles   65'
Umpires:
Antonio Morales (ESP)
Richard Wolter (GER)

23 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia   2–2   South Africa
Nawawi   38'61' Report Nicol   26'
W. Fulton   64'
Umpires:
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

23 July 1996
20:00
Australia   3–2   South Korea
Davies   6'
Gaudoin   32'
Stacy   64'
Report Park Shin-heum   9'
Shin Seok-kyo   19'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

25 July 1996
09:00
South Korea   3–3   South Africa
Park Shin-heum   27'
Shin Seok-kyo   51'
Kim Young-kyu   60'
Report Nicol   55'68'
G. Fulton   67'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Richard Wolter (GER)

25 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia   2–2   Great Britain
Nasiruddin   4'
Chairil   69'
Report Shaw   41'
Giles   63'
Umpires:
Antonio Morales (ESP)
Amin Ayman (EGY)

25 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands   3–2   Australia
De Nooijer   12'
Bovelander   35'
Van den Honert   50'
Report Sproule   10'
Hager   18'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Steve Horgan (USA)

27 July 1996
09:00
Malaysia   1–5   Australia
Nasiruddin   44' Report Davies   3'
Choppy   4'6'10'
Lewis   37'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

27 July 1996
17:30
South Africa   0–2   Great Britain
Report Wyatt   14'
Giles   28'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

27 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands   3–1   South Korea
Van den Honert   47'55'
De Nooijer   58'
Report Kim Young-kyu   19'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Roger St. Rose (TTO)

29 July 1996
09:00
Great Britain   0–2   Australia
Report Hager   5'
Stacy   28'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

29 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia   2–4   South Korea
Nasiruddin   60'
Nawawi   64'
Report Kang Keon-wook   16'40'
Park Shin-heum   39'
Kim Jong-yi   49'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

29 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands   4–1   South Africa
Lomans   11'26'
Delissen   13'
Van den Honert   54'
Report Nicol   43'
Umpires:
Amin Ayman (EGY)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

CrossoverEdit

31 July 1996
08:30
Argentina   4–4 (a.e.t.)   Malaysia
Retegui   14'55'
Ferrara   57'
J. Lombi   69'
Report A. Singh   26'
Siva   38'
Nawawi   39'
Shamuganathan   59'
Penalties
  3–0  
Umpires:
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

31 July 1996
08:30
South Africa   3–0   United States
Nicol   34'
G. Fulton   46'
C. Fulton   62'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

1 August 1996
08:30
Malaysia   4–1   United States
Lim Chiow Chuan   34'44'
Nawawi   38'
Shanmuganathan   56'
Report Butcher   68'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Antonio Morales (ESP)

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

1 August 1996
08:30
Argentina   3–2   South Africa
Ferrara   30'
Capurro   36'
J. Lombi   45'
Report Nicol   22'
Hallowes   38'
Umpires:
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Craig Madden (GBR)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

CrossoverEdit

31 July 1996
11:00
India   3–3 (a.e.t.)   South Korea
R. Singh   14'
Ferreira   39'
Kumar   42'
Report Shin Seok-kyo   22'66'
Park Shin-heum   49'
Penalties
  3–5  
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

31 July 1996
11:00
Great Britain   1–2   Pakistan
Giles   7' Report Sarwar   11'
R. Khan   65'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Roger St. Rose (TRI)

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

2 August 1996
11:00
India   3–4   Great Britain
Dhillon   2'
R. Singh   29'
Powar   70'
Report Shaw   24'
Laslett   43'
Wyatt   53'
Mayer   56'
Umpires:
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

2 August 1996
08:30
South Korea   3–1   Pakistan
Jeon Jong-ha   6'
Shin Seok-kyo   35'
Song Seung-tae   68'
Report Ashraf   7'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Craig Madden (GBR)

Medal roundEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

31 July 1996
17:30
Spain   2–1   Australia
P. Amat   45'
Escarré   54'
Report Gaudoin   63'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Richard Wolter (GER)

31 July 1996
20:00
Germany   1–3   Netherlands
Meinhardt   60' Report Van den Honert   3'45'53'
Umpires:
Donald Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Bronze medal matchEdit

2 August 1996
17:00
  Australia   3–2   Germany
Stacy   14'63'
Choppy   69'
Report Meinhardt   40'
Domke   46'
Umpires:
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Peter von Reth (NED)

Gold medal matchEdit

2 August 1996
19:30
  Spain   1–3   Netherlands  
Pujol   45' Report Bovelander   52'55'
Lomans   67'
Umpires:
Don Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

GoldscorersEdit

There were 173 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 4.12 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Hockey". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2019.

External linksEdit