384 Hockey players confirmed for London 2012 Games
With two weeks to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, all 24 teams have officially handed in their final team lists. The 384 athletes (and 48 reserves) and can now focus on their last-minute preparations for London.
Germany is the defending Olympic Champion on the men's side, while the Dutch women will look to defend their 2008 Olympic gold medal. The Germans are currently second in the FIH Men's World Ranking, behind top-ranked Australia. The Netherlands holds the top spot in the FIH Women's World Ranking, barely edging #2 Argentina.
Teams may still replace a player on the posted lists up until the managers’ pre-competition briefing meeting with the Technical Delegates on Saturday 28 July, the eve of the hockey tournament. However, any player that is called into action late would have to have been already named on the Team Long List, which was submitted to LOCOG months ago. Rarely are players ever changed at this late stage, and the most likely reason would be due to a last-minute injury.
Editor's Note: The information on the teams lists was provided by the teams directly to LOCOG. Teams may still change the data (i.e. jersey numbers) at the manager's pre-competition meeting on July 28.Back