Legend to the abbreviations in the Field Hockey tables: T = Tournaments participated in GP = Games played W = Games won D = Games drawn L = Games lost GF = Goals for GA = Goals against GD = Goal difference P = Points (3 for a win and 1 for a draw) W% = Games won in % of all games.

The 1928 India team that played five games without conceding a single goal! (Source: By Bharatiya Hockey – http://www.bharatiyahockey.org/granthalaya/goal/, Copyrighted free use, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6861402)

Field Hockey made its’ debut in London 1908 but it is India’s success story that is worth noting. India have eight gold medals in the men’s field hockey Olympics. Six of these came in a row from 1928-56, the others in 1964 and in 1980. In fact the Indians played 25 games in a row without losing a single point 1928-56! Remarkable, indeed. And to add to the superiority they managed medals in all games 1928-80, except in 1976 when they very surprisingly did not make it past the group phase. How strange is it not then that they have not taken a single medal since 1980 either in the men’s or the women’s tournament…

Men Alltimetable Olympic Games  1908-2016

RANK TEAM T GP W D L GF GA GD P W%
1 India 20 126 78 14 34 433 163 270 248 61,90%
2 Germany 19 119 74 22 23 286 147 139 244 62,18%
3 Netherlands 18 122 76 13 33 306 190 116 241 62,30%
4 Pakistan 16 107 70 12 25 294 142 152 222 65,42%
5 Australia 15 110 66 14 30 294 140 154 212 60,00%
6 Spain 17 113 50 24 39 227 173 54 174 44,25%
7 Great Britain 17 106 48 21 37 213 185 28 165 45,28%
8 New Zealand 12 80 31 16 33 150 141 9 109 38,75%
9 Belgium 14 74 30 10 34 139 150 -11 100 40,54%
10 Argentina 11 74 19 12 43 129 196 -67 69 25,68%
11 Malaysia 8 59 16 12 31 80 128 -48 60 27,12%
12 Kenya 7 49 15 7 27 61 101 -40 52 30,61%
13 South Korea 6 40 13 9 18 89 85 4 48 32,50%
14 France 9 40 9 4 27 37 100 -63 31 22,50%
15 Soviet Union 3 20 9 1 10 60 50 10 28 45,00%
16 Japan 4 25 9 1 15 39 72 -33 28 36,00%
17 Poland 5 26 7 6 13 60 72 -12 27 26,92%
18 Canada 7 45 6 8 31 52 132 -80 26 13,33%
19 South Africa 4 26 4 4 18 48 85 -37 16 15,38%
20 Denmark 5 16 4 2 10 33 63 -30 14 25,00%
21 Switzerland 5 16 3 3 10 15 39 -24 12 18,75%
22 East Germany 1 8 3 2 3 9 11 -2 11 37,50%
23 Afghanistan 3 8 2 2 4 15 39 -24 8 25,00%
24 Great Britain – England 1 2 2 0 0 14 2 12 6 100,00%
25 Great Britain – Ireland 1 3 2 0 1 14 10 4 6 66,67%
26 Singapore 1 3 2 0 1 11 7 4 6 66,67%
27 Uganda 1 8 1 3 4 10 15 -5 6 12,50%
28 Cuba 1 6 2 0 4 11 43 -32 6 33,33%
29 Austria 3 9 1 2 6 5 29 -24 5 11,11%
30 China 1 6 1 1 4 11 19 -8 4 16,67%
31 Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) 1 6 1 1 4 4 16 -12 4 16,67%
32 Italy 2 6 1 1 4 3 21 -18 4 16,67%
33 Great Britain – Scotland 1 2 1 0 1 5 6 -1 3 50,00%
34 Hungary 1 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 3 33,33%
35 Ireland 1 5 1 0 4 10 16 -6 3 20,00%
36 Malaya 1 3 0 2 1 5 6 -1 2 0,00%
37 Hong Kong 1 7 0 1 6 3 26 -23 1 0,00%
38 Great Britain – Wales 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0,00%
39 Finland 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0 0,00%
40 Brazil 1 5 0 0 5 1 46 -45 0 0,00%
41 Egypt 2 14 0 0 14 14 68 -54 0 0,00%
42 Tanzania 1 6 0 0 6 4 58 -54 0 0,00%
43 Mexico 2 16 0 0 16 4 71 -67 0 0,00%
44 United States 6 25 0 0 25 20 143 -123 0 0,00%

Women Alltimetable Olympic Games 1980-2016

RANK TEAM T GP W D L GF GA GD P W%
1 Netherlands 9 59 43 6 10 137 78 59 135 72,88%
2 Australia 9 55 36 8 11 133 54 79 116 65,45%
3 Germany 9 55 28 8 19 93 84 9 92 50,91%
4 Great Britain 7 45 23 6 16 83 70 13 75 51,11%
5 Argentina 7 46 23 4 19 92 75 17 73 50,00%
6 South Korea 8 47 16 7 24 95 102 -7 55 34,04%
7 China 5 31 13 5 13 43 33 10 44 41,94%
8 United States 6 35 10 7 18 53 62 -9 37 28,57%
9 New Zealand 7 44 11 4 29 56 99 -43 37 25,00%
10 Spain 6 37 10 6 21 39 75 -36 36 27,03%
11 Japan 4 23 5 3 15 22 48 -26 18 21,74%
12 South Africa 4 23 5 1 17 30 61 -31 16 21,74%
13 Canada 3 15 4 2 9 20 32 -12 14 26,67%
14 Zimbabwe 1 5 3 2 0 13 4 9 11 60,00%
15 Czechoslovakia 1 5 3 1 1 10 5 5 10 60,00%
16 Soviet Union 1 5 3 0 2 11 5 6 9 60,00%
17 India 2 10 2 2 6 12 25 -13 8 20,00%
18 Austria 1 5 2 0 3 6 11 -5 6 40,00%
19 Belgium 1 6 1 2 3 4 11 -7 5 16,67%
20 Poland 1 5 0 0 5 0 18 -18 0 0,00%