Thursday, November 30, 2023

Olympics Hockey: Best quotes of the Tokyo Games

It’s been a scintillating fortnight of Olympic hockey action at the Oi Stadium, a few miles south of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

Here’s the best of the action off the pitch from the passionate and eloquent athletes…

I wish I had wizard-like powers – Belgian penalty corner magician Alexander Hendrickx, after posting he looked like Harry Potter on Instagram following a nasty blow against GB which required six stitches in his face

We’re actually history-makers in the sense we’re the first female team in any sport to represent Ireland, so that’s huge for us and I don’t really think that will fully sink in until we do go home and hopefully get a nice warm welcome from everyone at home – Ireland’s Kathryn Mullan after they bowed out of their Olympic debut

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