Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Date Started: July 15, 1952
Date Finished: July 25, 1952
Participants: 157 (157 men and 0 women) from 12 countries
Youngest Participant: Chinadorai Deshmutu (19 years, 263 days)
Oldest Participant: Graham Dadds (41 years, 122 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 38 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal
The 1952 Olympic hockey matches were held on the infield of the cycling velodrome in Helsinki, and at Kauriala Field, in Hämeenlinna. A consolation tournament was also held, with some matches held at Porvoo Central Field in Porvoo. The main tournament consisted of 12 teams that played a single-elimination tournament, for the last time in Olympic hockey history.
India won its fifth consecutive gold medal, defeating the Netherlands in the final match, 6-1. Great Britain won the bronze medal by beating Pakistan, 2-1.