Saturday, December 4, 2021

Olympics

FIH to discuss Paris 2024 Olympic hockey qualifiers

World hockey is set to discuss the Olympic qualifier formats for Paris 2024 at its upcoming board meeting. The FIH executive committee has the qualification process for the next Olympics in three years time on its agenda. It has previously been...

Alan Forsyth ‘held his head high during Tokyo Olympics’

GB Hockey says that Alan Forsyth held his head high in Tokyo after becoming a high-profile omission from the men’s Olympic squad. Chief executive Nick Pink said it was a “tough and really close call” as the Scot was left...

Sarah Evans reveals positive influence of Great Britain Hockey reserves

Surbiton captain Sarah Evans has admitted that her Olympic experience was “really tough”, but that she was proud to be part of a bronze medal-winning team. Evans travelled to Tokyo as part of Great Britain women's 18-strong team but wasn’t named in any...

Hockey ‘one of most talked about Olympic sports on social media’

Analysing social media trends during the Olympics and other major sporting events has become the norm these days. Some data is on the money, while other research seems skewed. Hootsuite, the social media management platform, has conducted research into the...

Olympics Hockey: Best quotes of the Tokyo Games

It’s been a scintillating fortnight of Olympic hockey action at the Oi Stadium, a few miles south of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Here’s the best of the action off the pitch from the passionate and eloquent athletes… I wish I...

‘Empathy and passion’: Alyson Annan hopes for more female hockey coaches

The Netherlands women's coach Alyson Annan hailed her "self-learning, self-reliant" squad after racing to a third Olympic title in four editions on Friday. The Dutch proved a class apart in Tokyo, outscoring their Pool opponents 18-2. They then won their...

Olympics Hockey: Netherlands win women’s gold after Caia van Maasakker double

These Tokyo Games have already been the Netherlands' most successful across the sports. Despite the pressure to deliver, adding to their haul seemed a formality in the hockey for the world No.1 Dutch. It proved a golden one for...

‘Special medal’: Laura Unsworth hails resilience after tough Tokyo Olympics campaign

For Laura Unsworth, Great Britain's gifted defender, the topsy-turvy denouement to their Tokyo campaign, which ended with a rollercoaster bronze medal, "summed up our whole cycle." Unsworth, 33, broke into the Great Britain's women squad after the Beijing Olympics....

Great Britain women land Olympics hockey bronze after dramatic win over India

Players sank to their knees, both teams did. As temperatures nudged 42C on the pitch, mercury turned to bronze after this breathless encounter; a see-saw, pulsating match ending 4-3 to Great Britain women, who won a third successive Olympic...

Olympics Hockey: Great Britain women strike back over Holland ‘arrogant’ claims

Great Britain women players were left miffed at the Netherlands' insistence to comment on their European rivals after the Oranje labelled Mark Hager's side as 'arrogant' and 'lucky' to win Rio gold. Some Dutch stars spoke out after the world...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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