The Field Hockey events of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at the Olympic Hockey Center in Deodoro from 6 to 19 August 2016.
In this game of hockey, two teams of 11 players use sticks to control, dribble, pass and shoot a ball into a goalpost. The side that scores the most goals wins. The sport of hockey boasts great skill and bravery, plenty of goals, clever tactics and thrilling penalty shoot-outs.
The Field Hockey Event made its Olympic debut at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Hockey Events :
There will be two medal event namely – Men’s and Women’s Team Event.
Men’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
Women’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
Qualified Men’s Hockey Teams : India, Germany, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands and Australia.
Qualified Women’s Hockey Teams : South Korea, China, Germany, Argentina, Spain, Netherlands, New Zealand, India, Japan, United States, Great Britain and Australia.