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2012 Womens Olympic Games

London, England - July 29 - August 10, 2012
Local time is 5:29am
  • A day-by-day look back at London

    Remember this? Belgium picked up its first-ever Olympic point after a draw against China on Day 3
    Remember this? Belgium picked up its first-ever Olympic point after a draw against China on Day 3
    (Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
    A trip back in time to remember some of the forgotten moments

    Sure, everyone remembers the golden Olympic moments from the Dutch women and the German men, but there were 14 full days of hockey action that might seem like a blur to most people. To help refresh the memories of hockey fans worldwide, the FIH has compiled a list of some of the biggest moments and highlights from each day. More

  • Many Major Milestones in London

    Teun de Nooijer
    Teun de Nooijer
    (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

    The 2012 London Olympics was full of milestones for many of hockey’s top players. Take a look back at the caps earned, the retirements announced and everything in between with this comprehensive list of the key moments on the field at Riverbank Arena. More

  • See the Dutch journey to gold in photos  x 7  x 8

    Paumen celebrates her stunning goal
    Paumen celebrates her stunning goal
    (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
    A photographic look back at the London champions

    Take a look back at the road the Dutch women took to the 2012 Olympic Gold medal with this photo gallery. It is a game-by-game recap of all the action for the Netherlands in their push to Olympic glory. There are photo galleries online for all 36 women's games as well on the Olympic page. Enjoy the show! More

  • Dutch delight as they have golden touch once more

    Argentina again the bridesmaids after titanic tussle at the Riverbank Arena

    The Netherlands painted the Riverbank Arena orange as they emulated the feat of four years ago in Beijing, winning the Olympic final 2-0 having been locked at 0-0 at the interval. That time it was... More

  • Bronze for Great Britain as they rock the Riverbank

    Trio of corners ends New Zealand's hopes despite their best ever Olympic Games

    Great Britain claimed their first women’s Olympic medal since 1992 as their penalty corner machine put paid to New Zealand’s brave efforts, themselves producing their best ever performance at... More

  • The future of hockey is here

    FIH Officially Launches New Hockey World League

    LONDON –The FIH used the backdrop of one of the grandest Olympic hockey events, the 2012 London Olympics, to introduce the future of international hockey – the Hockey World League. More

  • Netherlands and Argentina set for another epic

    World numbers one and two continue their battle for world supremacy

    Labelled ‘El Classico’ by Carlos Retegui, Friday’s final pits together the two dominant forces on the world stage as Argentina and the Netherlands (8pm, GMT). Between them, they have claimed... More

  • Hockeyroos edge China for 5th place

    Belgium leave wooden spoon to USA

    Battle for 5th place was a tight fight, but Australia were slightly better at converting their chances. Playing in their first ever Olympic appearance, Cinderella of the competition Belgium... More

  • Argentina set up "El Clasico" with Netherlands

    Brave Great Britain comeback cut short by world champions

    Argentina kept alive their dream of a maiden Olympic gold medal as first half goals from Noel Barrionuevo and Carla Rebecchi proved just enough to dash Great Britain’s hopes of home glory. It... More

  • Sombroek's stunning saves seal Netherlands final passage

    New Zealand undone as Dutch goalkeeper keeps out three penalties in shoot-out

    Joyce Sombroek pulled off three memorable penalty saves to set up Ellen Hoog to secure the Netherlands a third successive Olympic final berth at a tense Riverbank Arena. In doing so, they killed... More

  • New Zealand the bolters as women's final four showdown

    Netherlands, Argentina and hosts Great Britain contest crunch games with kiwi newcomers

    And then there were four. The Riverbank roar is all set to salute some of the world’s finest hockey as the women of New Zealand and the Netherlands (3.30pm) kick-start the final sprint for the... More

  • Hahn's double lifts Germany to seventh place

    Murakami strikes twice for Japan to take ninth

    Germany and Japan earned bragging rights in their placement games in early morning action at Riverbank Arena. Germany took seventh place vs. Korea on the strength of two goals from Lisa Hahn, while... More

  • New Zealand reach first ever Olympic semi-final

    Goal-less draw enough for kiwis to knock out Germany; Argentina finish top of Pool A after a lacklustre goalless tie against Australia; South Africa smash USA

    New Zealand reached the semi-finals of the women’s Olympic Games for the first time as drew 0-0 with Germany, a result which confirmed their place in the top two. In the process, they eliminated... More

Final Standings


Aug 10, 2012
BEL Belgium
United States USA
CHN China
Australia AUS
NZL New Zealand
Great Britain GBR
NED Netherlands
Argentina ARG
Apr 1, 2015 5:29am
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Pool Standings

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 5 5 0 0 7 15
Great Britain  GBR 5 3 0 2 7 9
China  CHN 5 2 1 2 3 7
Korea  KOR 5 2 0 3 -4 6
Japan  JPN 5 1 1 3 -5 4
Belgium  BEL 5 0 2 3 -8 2
Pool B
Argentina  ARG 5 3 1 1 8 10
New Zealand  NZL 5 3 1 1 4 10
Australia  AUS 5 3 1 1 3 10
Germany  GER 5 2 1 2 -1 7
South Africa  RSA 5 1 0 4 -5 3
United States  USA 5 1 0 4 -9 3
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