Hodgson feels that both players and spectators can learn lessons from the behaviour at London 2012.
He said: "[The Olympics] is a wake-up call for us all that we don't need that hatred and abuse which footballers have to suffer.
"Certainly we didn't see too much of that in the Olympic Games.
"Our athletes did perform so well, not only in terms of their athletic performance but in terms of their behaviour."
The 65-year-old's side are in Switzerland to face Italy, who knocked England out of this summer's European Championship, tomorrow evening.