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Dates: Wed 25 July – Sat 11 August
Venues: Multiple - see schedule
Gold Medals: 2 (1 Men, 1 Women)
Record: n/a
Olympics: Men – all except 1896, 1932; Women since 1996
2008 Winner: Argentina - Men; USA - Women

ScheduleEdit

Events

Men compete in a 16-team tournament with a total of 32 matches. The 16 teams are broken up into 4 groups (Groups A,B,C,D) of 4 teams each. The preliminary round of group matches begins with each team in a group playing the other 3 teams in a group. The preliminary matches are scored on a point system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The 2 teams from each group that have the most points advance, for a total of 8 teams advancing. The tournament continues with the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal match, and gold medal match all determined by single elimination based on goals scored (or in the case of a tie penalty kicks).

Women compete in a 12-team tournament. The 12 teams are broken up into 3 groups (Groups E,F,G) of 4 teams each. The preliminary round of group matches begins with each team in a group playing the other 3 teams in a group. The preliminary matches are scored on a point system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The 8 teams that have the most points advance. The tournament continues with the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal match, and gold medal match all determined by single elimination based on goals scored (or in the case of a tie penalty kicks).


Venues

2012 Athlete SpotlightEdit

RecordsEdit

Men's Medal Table Rank by Country (1900-2008)
1. Hungary has 3 gold medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze
2. Great Britain has 3 gold medals
3. Argentina has 2 gold medals, and 2 silver

Men's Highest Scorers (1900-2008)
1. Ferenc Bene from Hungary scored 12 goals in 1964
2. Sophus Nielsen from Denmark scored 11 goals in 1908
3. Gottfried Fuchs from Germany scored 10 goals in 1912

Women's Medal Table Rank by Country (1996-2008)
1. United States of America has 3 gold medals, and 1 silver
2. Norway has 1 gold medal, and 1 bronze
3. Brazil has 2 silver medals

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