London 2012 Hockey







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: July 31, 2012
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1st August 2012 Google Doodle. Today Google have changed their Google Doodle once again in true Olympic spirit and world unity. Today the Google Doodle focuses on London 2012 Hockey. In some summer countries field hockey is much more popular than Ice Hockey.

London 2012 Hockey

Interesting Facts about Hockey and the Olympics

  • Men's Hockey made its debut at the London 1908 Games.
  • The first women's Olympic Hockey competition was held at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.
  • The hockey pitches are 91.4m long and 55m wide.
  • Each goal is surrounded by a D-shaped shooting circle. The penalty spot at either end is 6.4m from the goal.
  • The goals at each end are 3.66m wide and 2.14m high.
  • Until the 1970s, hockey was always played on grass. However, top-level matches, including those at London 2012, now take place on water-based synthetic-turf pitches, which allow the ball to roll more smoothly and quickly.
  • For the first time ever at the Olympic Games, the London 2012 hockey pitch is blue, rather than green.

London 2012 Hockey Schedule

If you want to watch the London 2012 Hockey events, here are the dates on which hockey is played at the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 Hockey Dates:
Men's Hockey
  • July 30, 2012
  • August 1, 2012
  • August 3, 2012
  • August 5, 2012
  • August 7, 2012
  • August 9, 2012
  • August 11, 2012
Women's Hockey
  • July 29, 2012
  • July 31, 2012
  • August 2, 2012
  • August 4, 2012
  • August 6, 2012
  • August 8, 2012
  • August 10, 2012

London 2012 Hockey Groups

At the London 2012 Hockey event, teams are divided into two Groups. The winner of Group A will play against the winner of Group B to determine the winner of the London 2012 Hockey Olympic Games.

London 2012 Hockey Group A and B – Men

Group A - London 2012 Hockey - Men Group B - London 2012 Hockey - Men
Australia Korea
Great Britain Netherlands
Spain Germany
Pakistan India
Argentina Belgium
South Africa New Zealand

London 2012 Hockey Group A and B – Woman

Group A - London 2012 Hockey - Woman Group B - London 2012 Hockey - Woman
Netherlands Argentina
China Germany
Great Britain New Zealand
Belgium United States
Korea Australia
Japan South Africa

London Hockey 2012 – Woman Group A Matches

Date Match Teams Time
29 July, 2012 Match 2
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
10:45
29 July, 2012 Match 3
  • China
  • Korea
13:45
29 July, 2012 Match 5
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
19:00
31 July, 2012 Match 7
  • Netherlands
  • Japan
8:30
31 July, 2012 Match 9
  • Belgium
  • China
13:45
31 July, 2012 Match 10
  • Great Britain
  • Korea
16:00
2 August, 2012 Match 13
  • Korea
  • Japan
8:30
2 August, 2012 Match 15
  • China
  • Netherlands
13:45
2 August, 2012 Match 17
  • Belgium
  • Great Britain
19:00
4 August, 2012 Match 20
  • Netherlands
  • Korea
10:45
4 August, 2012 Match 21
  • Japan
  • Belgium
13:45
4 August, 2012 Match 22
  • China
  • Great Britain
16:00
6 August, 2012 Match 27
  • Japan
  • China
13:45
6 August, 2012 Match 28
  • Korea
  • Belgium
16:00
6 August, 2012 Match 29
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
19:00

London Hockey 2012 – Woman Group B Matches

Date Match Teams Time
29 July, 2012 Match 1
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
8:30
29 July, 2012 Match 4
  • Argentina
  • South Africa
16:00
29 July, 2012 Match 6
  • Germany
  • United States
21:15
31 July, 2012 Match 8
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
10:45
31 July, 2012 Match 11
  • Argentina
  • United States
19:00
31 July, 2012 Match 12
  • Germany
  • Australia
21:15
2 August, 2012 Match 14
  • Australia
  • nited States
10:45
2 August, 2012 Match 16
  • South Africa
  • Germany
16:00
2 August, 2012 Match 18
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina
21:15
4 August, 2012 Match 19
  • Australia
  • South Africa
8:30
4 August, 2012 Match 23
  • United States
  • New Zealand
19:00
4 August, 2012 Match 24
  • Germany
  • Argentina
21:15
6 August, 2012 Match 25
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
8:30
6 August, 2012 Match 26
  • United States
  • South Africa
10:45
6 August, 2012 Match 30
  • Argentina
  • Australia
21:15

London 2012 Hockey Mens Team Group A Schedule

Date Match Teams Time
30 July, 2012 Match 2
  • Australia
  • South Africa
10:45
30 July, 2012 Match 3
  • Spain
  • Pakistan
13:45
30 July, 2012 Match 5
  • Great Britain
  • Argentina
19:00
1 August, 2012 Match 7
  • Spain
  • Australia
8:30
1 August, 2012 Match 10
  • South Africa
  • Great Britain
16:00
1 August, 2012 Match 11
  • Pakistan
  • Argentina
19:00
3 August, 2012 Match 13
  • Australia
  • Argentina
8:30
3 August, 2012 Match 16
  • Great Britain
  • Pakistan
16:00
3 August, 2012 Match 17
  • South Africa
  • Spain
19:00
5 August, 2012 Match 20
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
10:45
5 August, 2012 Match 23
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
19:00
5 August, 2012 Match 24
  • Argentina
  • Spain
21:15
7 August, 2012 Match 26
  • Australia
  • Pakistan
10:45
7 August, 2012 Match 27
  • Argentina
  • South Africa
13:45
7 August, 2012 Match 29
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
19:00

London 2012 Hockey Men's Group B

Date: Match Teams Time
30 July, 2012 Match 1
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
8:30
30 July, 2012 Match 4
  • Netherlands
  • India
16:00
30 July, 2012 Match 6
  • Germany
  • Belgium
21:15
1 August, 2012 Match 8
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
10:45
1 August, 2012 Match 9
  • New Zealand
  • India
13:45
1 August, 2012 Match 12
  • Korea
  • Germany
21:15
3 August, 2012 Match 14
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
10:45
3 August, 2012 Match 15
  • Germany
  • India
13:45
3 August, 2012 Match 18
  • Belgium
  • Korea
21:15
5 August, 2012 Match 19
  • New Zealand
  • Belgium
8:30
5 August, 2012 Match 21
  • India
  • Korea
13:45
5 August, 2012 Match 22
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
16:00
7 August, 2012 Match 25
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
8:30
7 August, 2012 Match 28
  • India
  • Belgium
16:00
7 August, 2012 Match 30
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
21:15