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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 05:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Gold Medal Match

3 (Lost)

3 (Won)


Great Britain

Great Britain (GBR)
Netherlands (NED)

(Local) / 12:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Bronze Medal Match

2 (Won)

1 (Lost)


New Zealand

Germany (GER)

(Local) / 05:00 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Men's Gold Medal Match

2 (Lost)

4 (Won)



Argentina (ARG)
Belgium (BEL)

(Local) / 12:00 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Men's Bronze Medal Match

1 (Lost)

1 (Won)



Germany (GER)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 15 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

4 (Won)

2 (Lost)

New Zealand


Gabi Nance Brooke Peris Casey Sablowski Kirstin Sheree Dwyer Jodie Kenny Karri McMahon Madonna Blyth Edwina Claire Bone Georgina Morgan Jane-Anne Claxton Georgie Parker Kathryn Slattery Mariah Williams Emily Smith Rachael Lynch Grace Stewart

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Hockey teams looking to both fire at same Games 

Australia has had great success in hockey at the Olympic Games. The men have won nine medals including one gold (2004) and the women three gold. The women have not been on the podium since Sydney 2000 and the men were chasing more than the bronze from 2008 and 2012. Rio 2016 and the Deodoro Olympic Park will hopefully be the Games where the Australian men and women fire at the same Games. They definitely have the talent and determination to do it.

Both the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams qualified for the 2016 Olympics at the World League semi-finals in July 2015.

Women to watch: With over 350 international appearances, Australia’s most capped female hockey player, Madonna Blyth will lead the Team in her third Olympic campaign.

Joining Blyth in her third Games campaign will be Casey Sablowski, who was the youngest player at the Beijing 2008 Games. The pair will be supported by London 2012 Olympians Emily Smith and Jodie Kenny who will line up for their second Olympics in Rio.

The rest of the side will be making their Olympic debut, creating a relatively even balance between experience and debutants. Brooke Peris is the cousin of Australia’s first indigenous hockey player in Nova Peris. She will look to be selected for her first Olympic Team.

Edwina Bone, Gabrielle Nance, Georgina Parker, Georgina Morgan, Grace Stewart, Jane-Anne Claxton, Karri McMahon, Kathryn Slattery, Kirstin Dwyer, Mariah Williams and Rachael Lynch will all make their Olympic debut.

Men to watch: The World Number one ranked Australian men’s hockey side will bring a lot of experience to the pitch, especially with three time Olympians Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles looking for their four Games. Both Dwyer and Knowles will be looking to re-live their gold medal experience at the 2004 Athens Games, after finishing in 2008 and 2012 with bronze.  Dual bronze medallists Eddie Ockenden and Fergus Kavanagh will also line up for their third Games.

Chris CirielloSimon OrchardGlenn TurnerMatthew SwannMatt Gohdes and Tim Deavin will all take to the pitch at their second Games, while Blake GoversDaniel BealeJake WhettonMatthew DawsonAndrew Charter and Tristan White will don the Olympic uniform for the first time.

This group of experienced Olympic athletes will be looking to lead their debutants to a gold medal victory in Rio. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

There will be a total of 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams that earn qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The five winners of the continental championships, plus the six highest ranked nations from the FIH Hockey World League (who are not continental champions). Brazil as host nation need to reach a minimum qualification level. The women did not opening up a seventh place however the Brazilian men’s team could still qualify at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Australian men and women finished in the top six of the FIH World League meaning they have qualified for Rio 2016. If they win the Oceania Cup in October 2015 in New Zealand, the next ranked team from the World League will qualify.

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the qualification of both Men’s and Women’s Teams, the respective Hockey Australia National Selection Panel will consider the nomination of athletes to attain optimum team compatibility and balance to assist in achieving the best possible result. There are also a series of mandatory performance or participation requirements athletes must satisfy to be eligible for nomination. 

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Selection to the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Venetia Stewart
Email: venetia.stewart@klgates.com

Final 12 teams for the men's and women's Rio 2016 competitions

  • Men – Brazil, India, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, New Zealand
  • Women – Netherlands, New Zealand, China, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Argentina, Australia, USA, Japan, India

Competition Format & Events

At the Olympic Games there are 12 teams in the men’s and women’s competitions. Teams are split into two pools of six for the preliminary rounds.

The Australian women (#3) will compete in Pool B against Argentina (#2), Great Britain (6), USA (7), Japan (10) and India (13).

Australia's men, who remain world number one, will compete in pool A against New Zealand (8) and Great Britain (4), Belgium (5), Spain (11) and the hosts, Brazil (32).

The top two teams in each pool progress to the semi-finals while the remaining teams play for classification 5-12. Winners of the semi-finals play for the gold medal, and losers of the semi-final play for the bronze.

There are 11 players from each team allowed on a hockey field, including the goalkeeper. Olympic rosters are limited to 16 players but substitutions can be made throughout the four 15 minute quarters. 

If scores are level at the end of a final or play-off, matches go into extra time. Two, seven-and-a-half minute "sudden death" periods are played, with the first goal ending the match. If a result is still not reached each team selects five players for a penalty stroke shoot-out.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Hockey Events Pools 

Pool A                          Pool B

Netherlands (1)             Argentina (2)
New Zealand (4)           Australia (3)
China (5)                       Great Britain (6)
Germany (8)                  USA (7)
Korea (9)                       Japan (10)
Spain (14)                      India (13)

Pool A                          Pool B
Australia (1)                  Netherlands (2)
Great Britain (4)            Germany (3)
Belgium (5)                    Argentina (6)
New Zealand (8)            India (7)
Spain (11)                      Ireland (12)
Brazil (32)                      Canada (14)


Australia and Olympic Hockey

Australia’s record in Olympic hockey is exceptional. The first Australian men’s team competed in Melbourne 1956 and since then they have finished no lower than sixth. The Kookaburras won bronze medals at Tokyo 1964, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, silver medals at Mexico City 1968, Montreal 1976 and Barcelona 1992 and finally the gold medal in Athens in 2004. In Beijing 2008, the men came home with bronze, and despite efforts to secure another gold medal at the 2012 London Games, the boys again returned with bronze.

Following the tracks of the Kookaburras, the Hockeyroos won the Olympic title at Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. In 2012 at the London Games, the girls narrowly missed out on a medal chance, finishing in fourth place.

Australia's Olympic hockey medal tally is: 12 (4 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze)

Read more about hockey at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

Search for all Australian Olympian hockey players here>>>

Did you know

  • At every Olympic Games so far, hockey has been played in two 35 minute halves, however in March 2014 the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced changes to the structure of the game, moving from two 35-minute halves to four 15-minute quarters.After the first and third quarters, each team will have a two-minute break, while the existing 10-minute half time will remain unchanged.
  • A penalty corner is awarded for a variety of different infringements (usually in the shooting circle). It is taken from the back line, 10m either side of the nearest goalpost. Only five defenders are allowed to defend penalty corners, which are also known as short corners.
  • At the London 2012 Games the hockey pitches were blue instead of the traditional green. The decision was made to provide high levels of contrast with the ball and lines for players, officials and spectators. In Rio the blue pitch will once again be utilised.
  • The ball is made from hard plastic.
  • There are three coloured cards: green, yellow and red. Green cards warn a player, yellow cards suspend a player for an amount of time set by the umpire and red cards suspend a player permanently.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

4 Gold
3 Silver
5 Bronze


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