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Germany wins 2nd straight Olympic hockey gold

Saturday - 8/11/2012, 4:37pm  ET

By FOSTER NIUMATA
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Germany defeated the Netherlands 2-1 Saturday to win its second straight Olympic field hockey title and spoil a bid for a Dutch double in the sport.

Jan Philipp Rabente scored twice, getting a goal in the 33rd minute and the game winner with five minutes to go.

Mink van der Weerden tied it for the Dutch in the 53rd minute with his tournament-best eighth goal.

The Dutch had to hoped to pull off the first Olympic double after their women's team beat Argentina 2-0 on Friday.


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