Pakistan’s current hockey team has 10 new players who have not played any Olympic match before.
They just played their first Olympics match against Spain in London 2012. This means that they have now got status and honor of being “Olympian”.
The players who have been rewarded with honour of being ‘Olympian’ in London Olympics are Abdul Hassem Khan, Imran Shah, Muhammad Rizwan Junior, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mahmood, Muhammad Tosheq, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Rizwan Senior and Muhammad Omar Butt.
Since independence of Pakistan, a nuclear state from South Asia, a total of 174 hockey players have got status of “Olympian”.
Pakistan has played two matches so far in London 2012. In the first match, they got a draw against Spain while in the second match they defeated Argentina by 2-0.