Terrassa — Clad in foam, Jo Thompson, the former GB goalkeeper, says she could cope with the cauldron of Olympic hockey back in 1992. Her team-mates felt the conditions then. It was in training and warm-ups where Thompson felt the searing heat at Estadi Olimpico as temperatures hit 100F.
“When you are a goalie and covered head to toe in foam, it didn’t help with the circulation,” she tells The Hockey Paper.
“It was incredibly hard and to cool down we did the old fashioned cold towels and ice on the back of your neck. But it was manageable.”
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GREAT BRITAIN SQUAD
J Thompson (Slough); J Atkins (Bradford); S Fraser (Glasgow Western), K Johnson (Leicester), V Dixon (Ipswich); A Ramsay (Glasgow Western), K Brown (Slough), S Lister (Ipswich), W Fraser (Glasgow Western), J Sixsmith (Sutton Coldfield), M Nevill (capt, Leicester). M Nicholls (Ealing); T Miller (Clifton); J McWilliams (Randalstown); L Bayliss (Sutton Coldfield); H Morgan.