Seoul 1988

"Where were the Germans? But frankly, who cares?"

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After 68 years of waiting, Great Britain's men finally reclaimed the Olympic hockey crown with a stunning victory over Germany in the final.

With a side featuring a number of the players who had helped England to the World Cup final two years before - and some who had also won bronze at the previous Olympics - much was expected of the squad going into the Games in South Korea.

It wasn't the smoothest of starts to the tournament, with a draw against the hosts followed up by a loss to Germany in their third pool game following a 3-0 victory over Canada. However a win over the Soviet Union in their fourth match put the side right back in contention for qualification to the semi-finals.

To get there, they had to beat eight-time Olympic champions India in their final fixture. After the first two quarters finished goalless, GB took control in the second half and put in a dominant display, with goals from Paul Barber, Sean Kerly and Jon Potter sealing their spot in the final four.

While the goals were shared that day, Kerly took centre stage in the semi-final as he bagged a hat-trick in a thrilling 3-2 win over Australia to send GB through to their first Olympic final in 40 years.

And so it came to 1 October 1988, the day upon which GB's men could finally break their run without a gold. Despite millions watching around the world they showed no signs of feeling any pressure and famously carved through the German defence, leading to Barry Davies uttering that immortal line. Imran Sherwani scored twice and Kerly bagged another - his eighth of the Games - to seal the victory in a game still widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest Olympic moments of all time.

'Where were the Germans? But frankly, who cares?"

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