Sunday, September 19, 2021

Olympics

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...

Olympics Hockey: ‘We’d prefer extra-time over shoot-outs,’ say Australia players

Aran Zalewski, Australia's co-captain, said that the Kookaburras would have preferred extra-time to decide the Olympic final after the heartbreak of their shoot-out defeat following an exceptional men's final. The 2020 Olympic final was the first to finish with a...

Coach Shane McLeod ends Belgium Hockey tenure after Olympics gold

Belgium men's Olympic gold ended the tenure of coach Shane McLeod, who has guided the Red Lions to unprecedented heights over the last six years. His Dutch assistant Michael Van den Heuvel now takes over. McLeod, who will return to...

Belgium men win Olympic hockey gold after shoot-out win over Australia

The prediction had come three years early. The wait at the Oi Stadium felt like an eternity. After a dramatic shoot-out, Vincent Vanasch stood firm on a retake as Belgium men became Olympic hockey champions for the first time...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
- Advertisement -