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Olympic selection is one physical challenge – the emotional side is just as brutal

The Olympic selection process is an emotive subject. TODD WILLIAMS looks at how to be a better, stronger person in dejection With pushbacks finally looming at the Olympics, focus can now shift to performances and results and away from that...

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

The amazing story of how an Irish priest became the ‘father of Japan hockey’

When Ireland women take to the pitch at Oi Hockey Stadium for their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against South Africa on Saturday, they may not know it but the Green Army will be willed on by a...

Hockey tips from the top: The passing game

Improve your game with our key tips from the top players and coaches. Here, we look at defending, passing and how to push better. Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players...
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What happened in 1964, the last time the Olympic hockey was held in Tokyo?

The hockey was ruthlessly efficient at the 1964 Olympic Games and there was nearly a seismic world hockey shock on the cards The lowest-seeded nation at the '64 Games in Tokyo, Hong Kong were half-way to completing what would have...

Olympic hockey: 10 great matches and finest moments at summer showpiece

The Hockey Paper picks out 10 classic Olympic Games matches to remember 1992 men’s bronze: Pakistan prevail at the deathThe Dutch were 2-0 up against Pakistan in the men’s bronze medal match. However, smarting from losing to Germany in the...

Olympic hockey controversies: 8 moments at the summer Games

The Hockey Paper takes a look down memory lane at some low points in Olympic hockey competition Rome 1960 - A right old bullyA round robin match between Germany and Pakistan ended in unusual circumstances involving an errant stick, a...

Zambia rebuilds a love for hockey from the bottom up

A new zest for hockey has emerged in Zambia, as well as a push to bring women athletes to the forefront. Steve Beel reports Hockey is not a new game in Zambia. When the modern capital of Lusaka was developed...

Olympic hockey facts and stats: Spies, mothers and family firsts

The Hockey Paper takes a sideways look at the Olympic hockey tournament, with 11 offbeat facts and stats Spy in the campThere were four GBR teams at the 1908 Olympics, made up of the four home nations. While Reggie Pridmore...

How firm Furst took GB Hockey women from ‘rock bottom’ to Rio Olympic gold

Great Britain women players recall the moment they met Australian sports psychologist Andrea Furst, who helped shape GB’s rise to the top Returning from the Hague World Cup in 2014 was a trying experience. England women had finished 11th, women’s...
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Maddie Hinch: ‘So proud to make history’ as Tilburg reach Dutch big league

Images like this have become a familar sight in world hockey: Maddie Hinch jumping into sprinting team-mates following shoot-out...
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