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Photo by: Michael Caruth

Date of Birth: 20/03/66
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: New Westminster, BC
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Years on National Team: 14
 Chris Gifford is one of the few Canadian field hockey players headed to his second Olympics. The last time the men's team qualified for the Games was in 1988 where it placed 11th. Gifford, also a four-time Pan Am Games team member, started playing at age 10.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Canada lost 3-0 to Spain, finished in 10th place overall.
Sept. 28: Men: Canada def. Poland 3-2 in classification game, advancing to ninth-place playoff against Spain.
Sept. 26: Men: Canada tied Malaysia 1-1 to finish with 0-2-3 record in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 24: Canada tied Britain 1-1, putting the Canadians at 0-2-2 in Pool A.
Sept. 20: Canada lost 5-2 to the Netherlands, dropping to 0-2-1 in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 20: Canada lost 2-1 to Germany, dropping to 0-1-1 in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 16: Canada tied Pakistan 2-2 in preliminary round game.


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