David Bell

1955 -

David Bell represented Australia at two Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1976 and finishing fourth in 1984. Australia did not compete in hockey at Moscow in 1980 because of the political boycott. Bell was a stand-out player for Australia for more than a decade, playing in four Hockey World Cups and nine Champions Trophy events. In 1986 he was captain of the first Australian men’s team to win the Hockey World Cup. He also coached the Australian women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos, at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Bell is an inductee in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Olympic Results

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 01 - AUS V MAL HT: 1-0, Goals: Haselhurst, Walsh 4 MAL 5-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 07 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-1, Haselhurst, Patmore, Walsh ESP 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 15 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-0, Haselhurst, Patmore, Walsh FRG 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 20 - AUS V IND HT: 1-0, Goals: Batch, Davies, Walsh IND 4-2 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 25 - AUS V USA HT: 1-0, Goals: Patmore 2 USA 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 1-0 PAK 1-0 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-2, Goals: Davies, Patmore GBR 3-2 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 12

Montreal 1976 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V HOL HT: 0-2, Goals: Bell HOL 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - IND V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Browning, Irvine, Riley 3, Smith IND 1-6 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V MAL HT: 1-0, Goals: Bell, Riley MAL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V CAN HT: 2-0, Goals: Bell, Riley, Walsh CAN 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Cooke ARG 2-3 Loss
Preliminary Replay - AUS V IND HT: 1-1, FT: 1-1, AET: 1-1 IND 1-1 (5-4) Win
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Irvine, Riley PAK 1-2 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0 NZL 1-0 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 15

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