Friday, April 19, 2024

Olympics Hockey: Great Britain teams play it cool with Tokyo reserves

Despite the searing heat in Tokyo, Great Britain men’s and women’s teams have yet to employ their Olympics reserves, with many teams being able to do so after competition rules were relaxed.

Previously, nations were only able to call upon their 17th and 18th squad members if injuries occurred from the original 16-strong selections, but the IOC lifted the restrictions before the Games.

Ahead of Team GB playing against both Netherlands teams on Thursday, Danny Kerry and Mark Hager, the GB men’s and women’s coaches respectively, have yet to field Alan Forsyth and Harry Martin, or Amy Costello and Sarah Evans, in their three Pool games, while competing nations also have the option to include a spare goalkeeper.

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