Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Olympics

Flight path saves Olympic hockey from heat

Hockey Olympians have been spared afternoon games in Tokyo's expected blazing temperatures next month thanks to local flight paths, as well as heat concerns, The Hockey Paper can reveal. Hockey will take place at the Oi Stadium, which features two...

Tokyo Olympians must sign waiver on Covid risks

Hockey Olympians must sign a waiver and assume all risk related to Covid-19 and extreme heat during the Tokyo Games. Athletes have signed similar entry forms at previous Olympics, while the document for Tokyo 2020 says that they will compete...

Unbeaten Alexander Stadler called up to Germany’s Olympic hockey squad

Full Tokyo Olympic hockey schedule and matches Germany have opted for youth as their goalkeeper for the Tokyo Olympics after five-cap Alexander Stadler was called up to the men's squad. Stadler, the 21-year-old Mannheim stopper, has produced a string of fine...

South Africa men, women squads confirmed for Tokyo Olympics

Denied a shot at competing at the Rio Olympics despite both teams qualifying, the South African Olympic Committee have given the green light for both men's and women's hockey teams for Tokyo 2020. "It's been a long journey for SA...

Germany captain Janne Müller-Wieland left out out of Tokyo Olympics squad

Full Tokyo Olympic hockey schedule and matches Captain Janne Müller-Wieland, Germany's most experienced current player, has surprisingly been left out of the Die Danas hockey squad for both the EuroHockey and the Tokyo Olympics. The 34-year-old, with over 300 caps, was...

Leading Japan newspaper calls for Olympics to be cancelled

An official partner of the Tokyo Olympics and one of the country's leading publications has called for the upcoming Games to be scrapped in an editorial, highlighting risks to public safety and the current effects of the pandemic on...

My dream is to see Hockey 5s in the Olympics, admits Batra

The issue of Hockey 5s one day appearing on the Olympics programme to replace the traditional 11-a-side format saw conflicting views from the International Hockey Federation's top brass at the weekend. World hockey president Narinder Batra held on to his...

Tokyo Olympics: Hockey schedule, match fixtures, how to watch on TV

All you need to know about when and where the Olympic men's and women's hockey matches are taking place; dates and times of the medal matches and finals for Tokyo 2020. *All times in Japan Standard Time (JST). BST +8...

‘Great Britain can cope without hockey world-beater Ashley Jackson’

Captain Adam Dixon reckons Great Britain won't miss the talismanic Ashley Jackson as much as they would have done in previous Olympic campaigns. Jackson stepped away from the GB men's programme for the second time last month, leaving Dixon as...

Team GB hockey teams predicted no Tokyo Olympic medals

Team GB's hockey teams are predicted to come away from Tokyo 2020 without any bounty from the rearranged Olympics. That's according to Gracenote, the data company that analyses performances of Olympic athletes and competing teams. Team GB finished second in the...
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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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