Roller hockey at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Roller hockey
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Roller hockey pictogram.svg
DatesJuly 26 to August 7
Teams12
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)

Roller hockey (quad) was one of three demonstration sports included in the official Olympic programme of the 1992 Summer Olympics , held in Barcelona. This sport's widespread popularity and the existence of top-level competitive teams in Catalonia (such as FC Barcelona and Reus Deportiu Hockey) prompted the Organizing Committee to suggest its inclusion in the Olympic programme.

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The sport was held from July 26 to August 7, 1992, and it consisted of a single event for men and was contested in four venues in Catalonia: Vic, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Reus and Barcelona. A total of 12 nations entered a team, for a total of 120 players. The biggest contenders, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Argentina all finished in the first four places, with the Portuguese team (world champions from the 1991 Rink Hockey World Championship) failing to reach the podium, losing the third medal march to Italy, and Argentina winning the final match against the Spanish hosts. As a demonstration sports, the medals did not count to the final medal table.

In a preliminary round, the teams were divided into two groups according to the results of the 1991 Rink Hockey World Championship, held in Portugal. Group A games were played at the Pavelló del Club Patí Vic, in Vic, while Group B games were played at the Pavelló de l'Ateneu de Sant Sadurní, in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. The best three teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals, which were played as a six-team group stage, at the Pavelló d'Esports, in Reus. In the end, the top two teams played each other in the final and the third and fourth placed teams played each other in a bronze medal match, at the Palau Blaugrana.

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
4Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
5Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
9Flag of Angola.svg  Angola  (ANG)
10Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
11Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
12Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)

Squads

Competition

Preliminary round

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
1. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)95410548
2. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)85401598
3. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)65221229
4. Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)552122427
5. Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)251041228
6. Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)05005495

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
1. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)105500454
2. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)854012712
3. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)552122224
4. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)452031317
5. Flag of Angola.svg  Angola  (ANG)35113723
6. Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)05005742

Semi-finals

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGA
1. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)95410198
2. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)85401189
3. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)653022212
4. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)452032119
5. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)351131220
6. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)05005529

Finals

Bronze medal match

7 August 1992
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)2–3 (2–1) [1] Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA) Palau Blaugrana
Barcelona
Luís Ferreira
Victor Hugo Silva
Francesco Amato
Massimo Mariotti
Roberto Crudeli
Umpires:
Miguel Angel Marti Corcuera (ESP) & Alfonso Mestres Torrens (ESP)

Gold medal match

7 August 1992
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)6–8 (5–5)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG) Palau Blaugrana
Barcelona
A. Avecilla Porto (2)
A. Rovira Lecha (2)
Joan Ayats Presas
Joan Carles Colas
J. Paes Picon (3)
D. Allende Martinez (2)
P. Cairo Valdivia (2)
R. Roldan Gomez
Umpires:
Luís Alfredo Dias Rei (POR) & João António Pereira Faria (POR)

See also

Notes

  1. Half-time scores are shown in brackets.

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