Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Hockey Centre, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016
The two preliminary groups of the womenâs Olympic field hockey tournament were won by Great Britain, convincingly with five victories, and the Netherlands. These two teams also met in the final that was won by Great Britain by 2-0 in the penalty shootout after a 3-3 tie in the regular time.
The reigning European champion Great Britain thus, for the first time also won the gold medal in an Olympic womenâs field hockey tournament.
The bronze medal match was won by Germany 2-1 against New Zealand.
The host nation Brazil didn't qualify for the tournament as they did not met the standards set by the International Hockey Federation and the IOC.