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FIH Olympic Qualifier (Men) Kakamigahara 2012

Kakamigahara, Japan - April 26 - May 6, 2012
Local time is 5:24pm
  • South Africa is the last team to join the London party

    South Africa topped Japan in the Olympic Qualifier to earn it's spot in London
    South Africa topped Japan in the Olympic Qualifier to earn it's spot in London
    (Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
    All 24 teams for 2012 Games known after South Africa wins men's final

    South Africa became the last team to qualify for 2012 London Olympic Hockey Tournament after winning the Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan with a 2-1 win over Japan. It will be South Africa’s third consecutive appearance at the Olympics. The South Africans withstood a late Japanese attack to earn the berth in a thrilling final game.  x 84 More

  • South Africa or Japan will join the London Games  x 2

    Day 5 action between China and Japan and the men's Olympic Qualifier
    Day 5 action between China and Japan and the men's Olympic Qualifier
    (Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
    Japan survives a thriller against China to keep London hopes alive

    The 12th men's team in London will be either South Africa or Japan as the two teams earned a berth in Sunday's final at the Olympic Qualifier in Kakamigahara, Japan. The hosts narrowly earned their place after a come-from-behind 3-2 win against Asian rival, China. Japan's win made South Africa's game against Austria academic. Ultimately that game ended in a 2-2 draw. More

  • Japan, China and South Africa have an eye on the final  x 6

    Japan vs. South Africa action at the men's Olympic Qualifier
    Japan vs. South Africa action at the men's Olympic Qualifier
    (Photo: , Stanislas Brochier)
    It all comes down to the last day of round robin play at OQT

    If today is any indication, the men's spot at the London 2012 Games is definitely up for grabs as the two top men's at the Olympic Qualification Tournament, Japan and South Africa, dueled it out in a 3-3 tie. With China edging the Czechs 1-0 in the late game, both spots in the finals are still up for grabs. In the early game, Brazil put in a brave performance, but still lost, 3-1 against Austria. More

  • On the Road to Rio

    Brazilian men's team experience in Japan part of a bigger plan

    Nearly every team that has taken part in the six Olympic Qualification Tournaments is on the Road to London. But not Brazil men’s team in Japan, they are on the Road to Rio. As the #42 ranked... More

  • Top-seeded South Africa passes first big test

    Japan also unbeaten in first three games at Olympic Qualifier

    It was a battle for joint possession of first place in the men's Olympic Qualifier round robin and South Africa earned bragging rights with a clear 5-2 win over China. Japan also stayed unbeaten... More

  • Goals flow freely in Day 2 of Men's Qualifier

    In three games, 21 goals scored in a strong show of offense

    It was a festival of goals today as the Men's Olympic Qualifier in Japan resumed. The South Africans and Czechs combined for eight goals in a 6-2 win for South Africa. China went solo in reaching... More

  • China tops Austria 1-0 in rain delayed game

    No goals scored in the second half under sunny skies

    China and Austria have certainly played under all conditions -- and it was only their first game of the Olympic Qualification Tournament. After yesterday's game had to be suspended due to heavy... More

  • A soggy start to the men's qualifier in Japan

    Host Japan and South Africa win, one game postponed due to rain

    The men's FIH Olympic Qualification Tournament got off to a soggy start on Thursday in Kakmigahara, Japan. The China vs. Austria game had to be stopped at the half with China leading 1-0. Meanwhile... More

  • Teams named for Japan Olympic Qualifier

    Six men's and six women's teams ready to battle for London

    The team entries for the 12 competing teams at the final Olympic Qualification hockey tournaments were announced today. Six women’s teams and six men’s teams will vie for the two last remaining... More

  • Men's London Groups take shape

    With 11 teams qualified, preliminary round groups nearly set

    With the 11th team now qualified to the London Olympic Games following the Road to London Tournament in Dublin, the Olympic picture is becoming clearer for the men’s tournament as the preliminary... More

  • Test event in London takes shape

    Web launch comes on the 150-day mark to the 2012 Games

    LONDON – The London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) today announced the launch of the official website for the upcoming test event in early May. The Visa International Invitation Hockey... More

  • Brazil enters Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan

    2016 Olympic host replaces Cuba in Kakamigahara

    The FIH today announced that Brazil will take the place of the Cuba at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan from April 26 - May 6, 2012. Brazil is the replacement for Cuba,... More

  • A Bird's Eye view in London

    Webcam gives hockey fans a chance to keep an eye on London

    LONDON – The London Olympic Organizing Committee today unveiled a web camera aimed at the hockey stadium where fans can watch the progress of construction on the stadium. More

Final Standings


May 6, 2012
CZE Czech Republic
Brazil BRA
CHN China
Austria AUT
JPN Japan
South Africa RSA
Mar 31, 2015 5:24pm
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Pool Standings

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Japan  JPN 5 4 1 0 21 13
South Africa  RSA 5 3 2 0 17 11
China  CHN 5 3 0 2 6 9
Austria  AUT 5 2 1 2 -1 7
Czech Republic  CZE 5 1 0 4 -7 3
Brazil  BRA 5 0 0 5 -36 0
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