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There were only two teams (one women's team and one men's team) per National Olympic Committee (NOC) competing in one of the four team sports featured at the YOG (Football, Handball, Hockey and Volleyball).
There were men’s and women’s events in the YOG Hockey competition. Both events had the same format and rules. Six teams played in a pool phase, with each team playing every other team in the pool. To determine the final standings after the pool phase, teams played off as follows: the 1st ranked team played the 2nd ranked team in the gold medal match; the 3rd ranked team played the 4th ranked team in the bronze medal match; the 5th ranked team played the 6th ranked team (to decide 5th and 6th places).