What is your favourite international Olympic field hockey moment?
India wins its sixth straight men’s field hockey gold medal at Melbourne 1956
The Netherlands successfully defends their men’s gold medal at Sydney 2000 in nail-biting fashion, winning just two of their five pool matches and depending on a British upset of Germany to advance to the medal round, where they win their semifinal and final in penalty shootouts
India enters the Rome 1960 men’s final with an all-time Olympic record of 30-0 and 197 goals scored versus just 8 against, but is defeated 1-0 by neighbouring Pakistan for the gold medal
Zimbabwe wins women’s gold at Moscow 1980 after being added to the tournament just five weeks earlier when five of the six original teams join the American-led boycott. This was Zimbabwe’s first Olympic appearance since 1964, after being banned for its apartheid regime.
With the German gold medal at Beijing 2008, Florian Keller joins his grandfather (Berlin 1936), father (Munich 1972), brother (Barcelona 1992, and sister (Athens 2004) as Olympic field hockey medallists
Spain wins an unexpected gold medal in the women’s event on home soil at Barcelona 1992
Led by Dhyan Chand’s 15 goals, India wins its first ever Olympic gold medal at Amsterdam 1928, outscoring the competition 29-0
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