|August 10th, 2008|
|W05||Pool A||8:30pm||NED - RSA||6 - 0 (2 - 0)||Final|
> The Netherlands are unbeaten against South Africa in Olympic competition, recording a win (6-2 in 2004) and a draw (2-2 in 2000).
> The 6-2 win over South Africa in 2004 marks the biggest victory for the Dutch in Olympic history.
> The Netherlands have been present at every Olympic tournament since their debut in 1984.
> The Netherlands have won 5 Olympic medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, more than any other country.
> Netherland qualified by finishing second at the EuroHockey Nations Championship.
> South Africa qualified for Beijing 2008 as Champions of the African Olympic Qualification Tournament.
> South Arica will make their third successive Olympic appearance. In 2000 they reached 10th place, in 2004 they finished ninth.
> Marilyn Agliotti of the Netherlands played in all 6 of South Africa's games at Sydney 2000, including the match against the Dutch (2-2).
> Jenny King is the only female hockey coach leading an Olympic squad at Beijing 2008.