Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Olympics

Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo Olympics, but is unsure of his international future. Forsyth was overlooked for a place in Great Britain's 16-strong hockey squad which...

Noel Barrionuevo set for fourth Olympics with Argentina women

Noel Barrionuevo will make her fourth Olympic hockey appearance next month in Tokyo, joining Argentina women's great Luciana Aymar. Barrionuevo, 37, will be aiming for a first gold after bronze in Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012. She will be...

Tokyo Olympic hockey could have 5,000 Japanese fans

The opening match of the Olympic hockey competition could see up to 5,000 local fans attend when Japan men take on Australia at the Oi Hockey Stadium, writes Cassie Worth. Tokyo 2020 organisers agreed on Monday to allow up to...

Megan Frazer and Nikki Evans left out of Ireland women’s Olympic squad

Katie Mullan will lead Ireland women at their first Olympics next month with a 16-strong hockey squad missing two big names in Megan Frazer and Nikki Evans. Evans accrued her 200th cap at the recent EuroHockey Championships while Belfast Harlequins'...

‘Alan Forsyth would be in any other Olympic hockey squad’

Alan Forsyth "merited" selection for Team GB men, while he would be included in any Olympic squad for Tokyo. That is the view of former Scottish international Laurence Docherty after Forsyth, 29, was left out of Team GB's 16-strong squad...

Laura Unsworth set for third GB Olympic women’s hockey campaign

Nine Olympic debutants compared to the men's 12, the GB women's hockey squad unveiled on Thursday had no surprise bolters ahead of next month's Olympics. Laura Unsworth, who has 276 combined caps, is set to become the most experienced GB...

Goalkeeper Ollie Payne marks rise with GB Hockey Olympic place

Ollie Payne's "perfect rich vein of form" was the catalyst behind his meteoric rise and inclusion in Team GB's Olympic squad for Tokyo, according to Simon Mason, Britain's most capped goalkeeper. The GB men's squad will field 12 Olympic debutants...

Netherlands women select enlarged Olympic hockey squad after injuries

World and European champions the Netherlands will travel to the Tokyo Olympics with a starting cast of 21 players as coach Alyson Annan sweats overs injury recovery to some key players. Annan announced her squad on Tuesday as she sets...

British-born talent makes Australia’s Hockeyroos Olympic squad

British-born rising star Amy Lawton has been named in the Hockeyroos squad for the Tokyo Games after the 19-year-old's stellar decade rise through the ranks. Lawton was born in Worthing, Sussex before moving to Australia aged seven. Ten years later,...

Prolific goalscorer Alan Forsyth misses out on GB men’s Olympic hockey squad

Scotland's Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's most prolific striker over the last five years, is set to miss out on a second Team GB Olympic squad after being overlooked for the Tokyo Games. Forsyth, a popular member of the GB...
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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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