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Hockey at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Hockey Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 4, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936
Format: Round-robin pools advance teams to classification round matches.

Gold: IND India
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: NED Netherlands


The Asian teams of Japan and Afghanistan were slightly disadvantaged, as they were placed in first round pools that only allowed the winners to advance, while the third pool - entirely filled with European countries - had two qualifying spots. This allowed the French team to advance to the semi-finals with only a single victory under their belt. The Indians, with a clean sheet after three matches, demolished them 10-0. In the other semi-final, Germany avenged their 1928 loss against the Netherlands. The Germans managed a good first half against India in the final, with the first goal being scored only shortly before the break. In the second part, India got in gear and scored seven times.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 India IND Gold
2 Germany GER Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 France FRA
5T Afghanistan AFG
5T Japan JPN
7T Hungary HUN
7T Denmark DEN
7T Belgium BEL
10T United States USA
10T Switzerland SUI