[img_assist|nid=2771|title=Record beckons|desc=Dutch corner ace Maartje Paumen (left)) is just two goals behind Alyson Annan’s all-time Olympic goal-scoring record. Netherlands play Belgium at 10.45 Sunday July 29 – pic by Andy Smith |link=node|align=right|width=220|height=155]Records under threat on the opening day of the women’s hockey tournament of the Olympic Games of the XXXth Olympiad include Alyson Annan’s all-time Olympic scoring record of 13 goals.
The tournament starts on Sunday at 8.30am with a trans-Tasman clash between Australia and New Zealand.
The Netherlands, with Maartje Paumen only two goals behind Annan’s record, play Belgium at 10.45am. Hosts Great Britain start their campaign with a match against Japan at 7pm.
Natascha Keller should become the first woman to play hockey in five Olympic Games when she takes the field for Germany against the USA at 9.10pm.
Here is the full schedule and some quick facts on each of Sunday’s matches: