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Hockey at the 1948 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 31, 1948
Date Finished: August 13, 1948
Events: 1

Participants: 187 (187 men and 0 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: DEN Poul Moll Nielsen (18 years, 102 days)
Oldest Participant: DEN Otto Busch (43 years, 350 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


The 1948 Olympic hockey tournament took place at four sites around London – Guinness Ground, Park Royal; Lyons' Ground, Sudbury; Polytechnic Ground, Chiswick; and Wembley Stadium. The tournament consisted of 13 teams separated into three groups, with four (A), four (B), and five (C) teams, who played a round-robin format. One team from Groups A and B, and two teams from Group C advanced to the semi-finals.

India had won the hockey gold medal in 1928, 1932, and 1936, and continued that streak by defeating the homeside British team in the final, 4-0. India would win again in 1952 and 1956. The Netherlands and Pakistan played for the bronze medal, and the match ended in a draw, with the Dutch team winning the re-play, 4-1, and the bronze.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Hockey IND India GBR Great Britain NED Netherlands