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Field hockey at the 1956 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Field hockey
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground
Olympic Park Stadium
Dates November 23 – December 6, 1956
Competitors 173 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Pakistan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
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The field hockey tournament at the 1956 Summer Olympics was contested from November 23 to December 6, with twelve participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. India won the gold medal for the sixth successive Games, not allowing a single goal against in the entire tournament. Pakistan won the silver medal, and Germany won the bronze.[1]

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Transcription

Contents

Participating nations

Twelve teams were seeded and placed into one of three preliminary groups of four teams each. With the unbalanced seeding, the top two teams in Group C advanced to the semi-finals, but only the top team in both Groups A and B advanced.

Preliminary round

Group A

November 26, 11:30
Singapore  6–1 (3–1)  United States
November 26, 14:30
India  14–0 (3–0)  Afghanistan
November 28, 11:30
Singapore  5–0 (4–0)  Afghanistan
November 28, 14:30
India  16–0 (6–0)  United States
November 30, 11:30
India  6–0 (3–0)  Singapore
November 30, 14:30
Afghanistan  5–1 (2–1)  United States
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 36 0 6
 Singapore 3 2 0 1 11 7 4
 Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 5 20 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 2 27 0
  • India advanced to the semi-finals.

Group B

November 23, 11:30
Great Britain  2–2 (1–1)  Malaya
November 23, 14:30
Australia  2–0 (1–0)  Kenya
November 24, 16:00
Great Britain  1–1 (1–1)  Kenya
November 26, 16:00
Australia  3–2 (2–1)  Malaya
November 28, 16:00
Malaya  1–1 (0–1)  Kenya
November 30, 16:00
Great Britain  2–1 (1–0)  Australia
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 5 4 4
 Australia 3 2 0 1 6 4 4
 Malaya 3 0 2 1 5 6 2
 Kenya 3 0 2 1 2 4 2
  • Great Britain and Australia played an additional tie-breaker match to determine the group winner.
December 1, 14:00
Great Britain  1–0 (0–0)  Australia
  • Great Britain advanced to the semi-finals.

Group C

November 23, 16:00
Pakistan  2–0 (1–0)  Belgium
November 24, 14:30
Germany  5–4 (3–3)  New Zealand
November 27, 14:30
Pakistan  5–1 (2–0)  New Zealand
November 27, 16:00
Germany  0–0 (0–0)  Belgium
November 29, 14:30
Pakistan  0–0 (0–0)  Germany
November 29, 16:00
New Zealand  3–0 (1–0)  Belgium
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Pakistan 3 2 1 0 7 1 5
 Germany 3 1 2 0 5 4 4
 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 8 10 2
 Belgium 3 0 1 2 0 5 1
  • Pakistan and Germany advanced to the semi-finals.

Playoffs

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 3
 
 
 India1
 
December 6
 
 Germany0
 
 India1
 
December 3
 
 Pakistan0
 
 Pakistan3
 
 
 Great Britain2
 
Third place
 
 
December 6
 
 
 Germany3
 
 
 Great Britain 1
Semi-finals
December 3, 14:30
India  1–0 (0–0)  Germany
December 3, 16:00
Pakistan  3–2 (3–1)  Great Britain
Bronze medal match
December 6, 14:30
Germany  3–1 (2–1)  Great Britain
Gold medal match
6 December 1956
India  1 – 0  Pakistan
Gentle Goal 38' Report
Umpires:
M. G. Cowlinshaw (GBR)
J. McDowell (AUS)

Medalists

 Gold  India

 Silver  Pakistan

 Bronze  Germany

Participants

Fourth Place  Great Britain [2]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hockey at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  2. ^ ""Test For British Hockey." Times [London, England] 17 Oct. 1956". The Times Digital Archive. 
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