The 1936 Summer Olympics
saw the fifth field hockey
tournament at Olympics. All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion
or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2
. Both of the field hockey grounds were near the Olympic Stadium
located on the Reichssportfeld
. The competition was held from Tuesday, August 4, 1936 to Saturday, August 15, 1936. The field hockey matches saw a total attendance of 184,103 and 157,531 tickets were sold. Indian team scored 38 goals but only 1 goal was scored against them. India were the Gold medalists.
Only a men's competition occurred that year.
The India teams player Mirza Masood (aka Mirza Nasiruddin Masud ) describes the Indian hockey team's games in The World's Hockey Champions 1936
— , Model Press, Delhi (1937). The book includes several photographs.
Note: The shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.
For the team rosters see: Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads
The final was originally scheduled also on August 14, just after the bronze medal match. But due to incessant rain the ground was unplayable and the match was postponed to the following morning.
Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number... Read More