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This page describes the qualification for the hockey tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics .

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See Field Hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics for the main article on this topic.

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Parts[Edit]Edit

There are a total of 2 items for which a medal can be achieved, namely:

  • Hockey for men
  • Hockey for women

Qualification[Edit]Edit

Both the men and the women do 12 teams participated in the Olympic tournament. Host country China is assured of a place. Also directly qualified the continental champions (year 2007) of Europe, Asia and Oceania and the winners of the qualifying tournament of Africa and of the Pan American Games. This also applies to the numbers 2 and 3 of the European Championships and in the men's race for the number two of Asia and at the women for the number two of Oceania. Should be Asian champion China then the number two of the Asia Championship posted.

The other three participants are the winners of the three Olympic qualifying tournaments (Oct). 18 countries will qualify for this during the aforementioned qualifying tournaments.

  • Men
    • Africa-1 country-number 2 African qualifying tournament
    • America-4 countries-number 2 through 5 of the Pan American Games
    • Asia-4 countries-best four not yet placed countries of the Asia Championship
    • Europe-8 countries-numbers 4 through 11 of the European Championship
    • Oceania-1 country-number 2 of the Oceanic Championship.
  • Women
    • Africa-1 country-number 2 African qualifying tournament
    • America-5 countries-number 2 to 6 of the Pan American Games
    • Asia-4 countries-best four not yet placed countries of the Asia Championship
    • Europe-8 countries-numbers 4 through 11 of the European Championship
    • Oceania-no

The countries are based on the position in the world rankings in september 2007 on the different OKT's classified.

Men[Edit]Edit

Date Tournament Location Places Subscribed countries
- Host Country - 1 [2]

China

2-12 Dec. 2006 2006 Asian Games [3]

Doha

2 [4]

Pakistan [5]South-Korea

14-22 July 2007 African qualifying tournament [6]

Nairobi

1 [7]

South Africa

14-29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games [8]

Rio de Janeiro

1 [9]

Canada

19-26 Aug. 2007 European Championship 2007 [10]

Manchester

3 [11]

Netherlands [12]Spain [13]Belgium

10-17 sept. 2007 Oceania Cup 2007 [14]

Buderim

1 [15]

Australia

2-9 feb. 2008 Olympic Qualifier 1 [16]

Auckland

1 [17]

New Zealand

1-9 March 2008 Olympic qualifying tournament 2 [18]

Santiago

1 [19]

Great Britain

5-13 april 2008 Olympic Qualifier 3 [20]

Kakamigahara

1 [21]

Germany

Final score Olympic qualification tournaments (hosts is in italics):

OKT1:

  1. [22] New Zealand
  2. [23] Argentina
  3. [24] France
  4. [25] Ireland
  5. [26] Trinidad and Tobago
  6. [27] United States

OKT2:

  1. [28] Great Britain
  2. [29] India
  3. [30] Russia
  4. [31] Austria
  5. [32] Chile
  6. [33] Mexico

OKT3:

  1. [34] Germany
  2. [35] Japan
  3. [36] Malaysia
  4. [37] Poland
  5. [38] Italy
  6. [39] Switzerland

Women[Edit]Edit

Date Tournament Location Places Subscribed countries
- Host Country - 1 [40]

China

2-12 Dec. 2006 2006 Asian Games [41]

Doha

1 [42]

Japan

14-22 July 2007 African qualifying tournament [43]

Nairobi

1 [44]

South Africa

14-29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games [45]

Rio de Janeiro

1 [46]

Argentina

18-25 aug 2007 European Championship 2007 [47]

Manchester

3 [48]

Germany [49]Netherlands [50]Great Britain

10-17 sept. 2007 Oceania Cup 2007 [51]

Buderim

2 [52]

Australia [53]New Zealand

12-20 april 2008 Olympic Qualifier 1 [54]

Baku

1 [55]

Spain

19-27 april 2008 Olympic qualifying tournament 2 [56]

Kazan

1 [57]

United States

26 april-4 May 2008 Olympic Qualifier 3 [58]

Vancouver

1 [59]

South-Korea

Final score Olympic qualification tournaments (hosts is in italics):

OKT1:

  1. [60] Spain
  2. [61] Azerbaijan
  3. [62] Chile
  4. [63] Ukraine
  5. [64] Belarus
  6. [65] Kenya

OKT2:

  1. [66] United States
  2. [67] Belgium
  3. [68] Netherlands Antilles
  4. [69] India
  5. [70] Russia
  6. [71] France

OKT3:

  1. [72] South-Korea
  2. [73] Italy
  3. [74] Ireland
  4. [75] Canada
  5. [76] Malaysia
  6. [77] Uruguay

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