Tuesday, September 28, 2021

International

Recalling Rio, Great Britain hockey gold and the delirious day at the Deodoro

BIG READ: Five years on, Rod Gilmour recalls reporting on the hockey at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Team GB women's historical gold medal at the Deodoro Stadium For those who love their hockey and sport, the Olympics can't be...

Hockey India boost as Odisha set for another 10 years as sponsor

Indian hockey has been bolstered with further sponsorship investment after Odisha said it would continue its support for another decade. Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday that it would continue to sponsor the men’s and women’s national teams...

‘True diamond’: Susannah Townsend retires from Great Britain hockey

Great Britain's Susannah Townsend was hailed as a "true diamond" after the gold and bronze Olympic medallist retired from international hockey on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who amassed 188 caps for GB and England across a 13-year career, played her last...

India’s ‘Wall’ PR Sreejesh stands apart at Tokyo Olympics

PR Sreejesh read over 50 books during the pandemic. On Sunday, he scripted a memorable, yet unfinished chapter in the twilight of his career. Two years ago, at the 2018 men's World Cup, injury issues seemed to be plaguing Sreejesh....

‘Real competitor’: Germany’s Alex Stadler rise from English school to Tokyo Olympics

IMOGEN AINSWORTH on how 21-year-old goalkeeper Alex Stadler’s rise to the Germany Olympic hockey team was nurtured with fun and dedication at one English school Alex Stadler’s seemingly rapid rise to the top - to become Germany’s No.1 choice goalkeeper...

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 too. Great Britain women’s captain Hollie Pearne-Webb is a prime example, the defender sporting a rainbow...

‘Powerless’ Rio champion White retires with blast at Great Britain hockey chiefs

Rio 2016 gold medallist Nicola White announced her international retirement from hockey on Monday night - with an emotional statement surrounding the concussion that forced her to quit. For all the elation in Rio when Team GB’s women won hockey...

My Life in Hockey: Kate Richardson-Walsh

Olympic hockey gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh shares her memories and inspirations How I first became involved in sport My parents were both PE teachers and loved sport, so my sister Rachel and I had a go at most activities. I did...

Hockey volunteers create definitive Great Britain caps numbers

Great Britain Olympian Richard Leman says that today's current players should cherish their cap numbers just like New Zealand's All Black heritage. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, The Hockey Museum has been able to finish a huge volunteer-led project, by...

Tyranny of distance: Coaching masters hockey remotely in Australia

Player assessments, camps, planning and reviews. Coaching an over-35s Masters World Cup team to success needs plenty of hard grind, writes Bill Tomkins. Coaching and playing at the national and international levels in Australia create a unique set of problems due to the distance across the continent. To...
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British hockey needs innovation to tackle 3G pitch issue, says MP

The chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could...
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