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I never thought I'd see this day come. After following 28 years of near and not so near misses, I wake up this morning to see Channel 7's Randy Hobbits announcing that the Kookaburras - Australia's men's hockey team - had won the gold medal. It was Australia's first olympic gold in men's hockey, and ended Holland's dream of a three-peat.

Australia defeated the Netherlands 2-1 with a penalty corner in sudden-death extra time, following a Dutch infringement in front of goal. The Kookas were ecstatic. Not quite so the Dutch contingent.

Reports: Sydney Morning Herald, De Telegraaf (in Dutch), Associated Press. Here are the match stats.

Germany beat Spain 4-3 in sudden-death extra time to take bronze. More reports and reaction from Friday's hockey later.

Great stuff Australia!