Thursday, July 29, 2021

International

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & Westminster midfielder made it a quartet of Welsh players called up for the GB men and...

Team GB women’s hockey gold edged out in best women’s sport moment

By Rod Gilmour Nearly four years after Team GB women etched themselves into history, the hockey squad's memorable, stop-the-nation performance has been voted second best British women's sporting moment of all time in a BBC poll. Great Britain were voted behind...

Inside the D: Dutch football, hockey coins and women’s sport

In lockdown, we are giving non-subscribers a taste of our print and digital content. In every issue, we bring you Inside the D, an irreverent and gossipy column on world hockey DO you have a hockey coin from the London...

Highest game of hockey recognised by Guiness World Records

By Richard Bright Guinness World Records have officially verified last year's attempt at playing the highest game of field hockey. A group from Hockey for Heroes and pupils from Lincoln Minster School have now entered the book of records after a...

Contact training allowed for elite athletes when hockey is ready

Britain's elite hockey players could be allowed to head straight into close contact tackling when they are permitted to start training again. Elite sports housed at Bisham Abbey are yet to determine when they can return to action, with Great...

Balbir Singh, Indian hockey icon, passes away aged 96

Indian hockey icon Balbir Singh, who won three Olympic golds as a player before becoming a coach and World Cup winner, has passed away aged 96. Singh had battled a prolonged illness and died in Chandigarh on Monday. He won three...

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny puts retirement on hold for Olympics

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny, who became a mother in 2017, says she has put retirement on hold to chase gold at next year's Olympics. The two-time Olympian is currently Australia co-captain and has now set her sights on Tokyo. “At first, hearing...

World hockey issues cautious approach to resumption

World hockey hopes that that trans-continental competition will return to normal once a vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic is in place. The FIH  issued a set of guidelines on Tuesday to support continental federations, national associations and clubs after several...

Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed that she was dropped from the GB women's programme last November following an unexplained 10-minute meeting...

GB hockey players able to resume elite training after lockdown

By Cassie Worth Great Britain's centrally-contracted hockey players are able to resume full-time training only with immediate effect but can refuse to do so if they do not feel comfortable, guidance published on Wednesday said. The document set out the terms...
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Olympic Hockey: Sibling rivalry ends with Australia bragging rights

TOKYO -- There have been some fierce Olympic rivalries down the years, but there was one closer to home...
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