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Tom Pilcher

Tom Pilcher is a sports writer who covered the 2008/2012 Olympics for Reuters, mainly handball and cycling, and Team GB live blogger in 2016.

Olympics Hockey: Great Britain’s ‘use referrals better’ note to self after controversy

If Team GB want to get past India and secure a semi-final men’s Olympic hockey berth, players concurred they’ll need to get better at...

Olympics Hockey: ‘Tough guy’ Hendrickx set for nervy wait after painful whack

Belgium’s dangerman Alexander Hendrickx faces a wait to see if he can play in the men’s quarter-finals after the Olympic debutant took a nasty...

Olympics Hockey: Bizarre ending, umpire goal error as GB and Belgium share spoils

TOKYO -- From hotly contested decisions to barely a stick raised in anger towards the end, second-ranked Belgium and Team GB’s 2-2 draw had...

GB hockey captain makes powerful diversity statement with rainbow armband

When the International Olympic Committee relaxed their previously rigid stance on political statements to a degree before the Tokyo Olympics, the world opened up...

Olympics Hockey: India men in good shape to revisit glory years

After a stunning 3-1 defeat of men’s Olympic champions Argentina on Thursday, eight-times winners India will have a quarter-final to get excited about in...

Olympics Hockey: Germany coach pleads for South Africa to embrace fringe sport

Germany embraces hockey to the tune of two men’s gold medals and two bronze finishes in the past four Olympics. Meanwhile rugby-mad South Africa have...

Ireland debutants confident their end game can rattle Olympic teams

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. You will hear this statement across any competition at the Tokyo Olympics. In the women’s hockey...

Olympics Hockey: Spain find the key despite Adrian Lock’s Covid quarantine

Channeling the spirit of Barcelona 1992, Spain’s women secured their first victory in Tokyo under tricky circumstances. Their British coach Adrian Lock is stuck in...