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London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
6 6 8
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
7 5 4
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
4 9 9
GB men suffer heavy hockey defeat

GB men suffer heavy hockey defeat

Great Britain's hopes of an Olympic gold are dashed after a humiliating 9-2 defeat by the Netherlands in their semi-final clash.

1 Jan 13

Netherlands players celebrate Netherlands women win hockey gold

Women's Hockey

10 Aug 12

The Netherlands win Olympic women's hockey gold for the third time in their history with a 2-0 win over Argentina in London.

Netherlands hockey players Hockey thriller at the Riverbank

Women's Hockey

9 Aug 12

School Reporters from Reading were at the Riverbank Arena as New Zealand and the Netherlands battled for a spot in the Olympics final.

Dutch women's hockey team Netherlands win hockey shoot-out

Women's Hockey

8 Aug 12

Defending champions Netherlands reach the Olympic women's hockey final after beating New Zealand 3-1 in a shoot-out at the Riverbank Arena.

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Netherlands at the Olympics

13 London 2012 ranking

12 Beijing 2008 ranking

1900 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Swimming 2 1 1 RANK 4
Sailing 1 1 1 RANK 4
Hockey 1 1 0 RANK 1
View the London 2012 medal table for Netherlands