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Volker Fried (born 1 February 1961 in Osnabrück, Niedersachsen) is a former field hockey player from West Germany, who competed at four consecutive Summer Olympics for West and the reunified Germany. He won the gold medal with his team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, after capturing silver at the two previous Olympics in Los Angeles (1984) and Seoul (1988).
Fried earned a total number of 290 international caps for his native country, in the years between 1980 and 1996. He retired from the international scene after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. After his active career he became a hockey coach at Düsseldorfer HC.
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