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FIH to capitalise on Hockey 5s format

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) believes it can capitalise on the success of Hockey 5s at the Youth Olympics. Argentina women and Malaysia men took gold last week in Buenos Aires in a tournament which saw packed crowds, as well...

Why Hockey 5s is not for everyone

Hockey 5s saw packed crowds and plenty of goals at the Youth Olympics as the sport goes from strength to strength at junior level - but it's not for everyone Lapping it up Argentina kept the media waiting after their 3-1...

Hockey 5s ‘is like rugby sevens’ and will light up Youth Olympics

The Hockey Paper runs the rule over Hockey 5s at the Youth Olympics, which starts this weekend in Argentina 5s is hockey's drive The Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina will feature the quick-paced Hockey 5s version, played on a condensed...

Hockey 5s to feature in the Youth Olympic Games for the second time

Hockey 5s will be included for the second time at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) plans to expand worldwide interest in this shortened variation of the sport. It is often said that innovation is the driving force behind...

Hockey 5s will grow world game, says FIH

By The Hockey Paper World hockey believes that Hockey 5s will further show growth in participation when the shortened format returns for a second time at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) later this year. The 5-a-side version debuted at the YOG...

Argentina hockey great Luciana Aymar inspires Mexico’s Nancy Gamboa

By The Hockey Paper Mexico's 17-year-old goalkeeper Nancy Gamboa aims to keep showing her form at the Youth Olympics – in front of hero Luciana Aymar. The Argentinian is a Buenos Aires 2018 ambassador who will spend time with the young...

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

The FIH, hockey's international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris Olympics of that year. Ever since then, one of FIH's primary aims has been to maintain hockey's...

TalkHockeyRadio’s Peter Savage finds unexpected consequences at the Euro indoors

Advocates of five-a-side indoor hockey promote the change from six-a-side with the promise that it will provide more open, and more exciting, hockey. I’ve just come back from the European indoor championships in Vienna, and the advocates clearly have...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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