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Sam Martin

Full name: Stephen Alexander "Sam" Martin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: April 13, 1959 in Bangor, North Down, Great Britain
Affiliations: Belfast YMCA, Belfast (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Although Sam Martin's contribution to Great Britain's gold medal victory in Barcelona was limited to a brief appearance in the last minute of the final his international hockey career lasted well over a decade.

As the Irish Hockey Association represents the entire island and not just the Republic of Ireland Martin, who came from Northern Ireland, played in three European Cups and the 1990 World Cup in a career that saw him play 135 times in the green shirts of Ireland.

Martin also made 94 appearances for Great Britain and as well as his Olympic gold he picked up a bronze medal from the 1984 Los Angeles Games and was a member of the British squad in Barcelona. He also won bronze and silver medals respectively from the Champions Trophy of 1984 and 1985.

He combined his playing career with the Belfast YMCA and Hollywood clubs with work as a sports development officer in Ulster and later joined the staff of the British Olympic Association.Martin was deputy chief executive of the BOA during the successful London bid for the 2012 Games but left in 2005 to become the chief executive of the Olympic Council of Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Ulster.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 6

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G FG PCG PSG GC YC RC LCG
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1984-07-29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1984-08-11 GBR 3, AUS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1984-08-09 FRG 1, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #13 1T 1984-08-07 PAK 0, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1988-09-18 1 0 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-01 GBR 3, FRG 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 6 1992-07-26 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1992-08-05 GBR 3, NZL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #3 1 1992-07-26 GBR 2, EGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #6 2 1992-07-28 GER 2, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #7 1 1992-07-30 GBR 3, IND 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #11 1 1992-08-01 GBR 2, ARG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #13 2 1992-08-03 AUS 6, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
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