Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Olympics

Denim and astronauts: Team USA and Canada unveil Olympic uniforms

Team USA and Team Canada hockey players will know what they will be wearing for the closing ceremonies at the rejigged Tokyo Olympics. Team Canada have gone for a denim feel, the national team saying that the uniforms were a...

‘If there is any hockey team that knows how to deal with adversity, it’s Ireland women’

Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now. In just under a hundred days, she may finally get around to chucking them out, maybe even burn them....

Adam Dixon: I made myself a contract to play Olympic hockey after watching 90s vintage

GB captain Adam Dixon has had a packed schedule in 2021, accommodating a new-born while trying to prepare for his second Olympics, writes Paul Eddison. And while he admits that Rafe, born in mid-January, probably will not see his old...
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Japan aims to raise hockey profile at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020 has launched its 'Let’s 55 Virtual Experience’, a project that aims to showcase what it looks and feels like as a top-level athlete. The project aims to cover all 55 sports on the Tokyo 2020 Games programme. As...

Great Britain Hockey forced to cancel women’s Malaysia tour

Great Britain women have seen Tokyo plans disrupted after their tour to Malaysia was cancelled at the last moment. GB women were due to fly out to Kuala Lumpur on Friday to acclimatise ahead of the Tokyo Games this summer....

Hockey venue for Paris Olympics: Work to begin in 2022 … at a cost

Work will begin early next year on the new home of French hockey, also the venue for the 2024 Paris Olympics.  As with most Olympics, the construction cost has unsurprisingly increased. It is now estimated that works for the Yves-du-Manoir...

Ashley Jackson leaves Great Britain Hockey ahead of Tokyo Olympics

In a huge blow for GB Hockey, Ashley Jackson, Britain's record goalscorer and regarded as one of the country's most talented players ever, quit the men's national programme on Tuesday. In a statement, GB Hockey said that recent injuries and...

South Africa Hockey offered free platform in Tokyo Olympics bid

The founder of the app which aims to leverage athletes' potential off the field says he is offering the platform for free to help South Africa men reach the Tokyo Olympics. "We know sport can change lives and we...

Mustapha Cassiem, South Africa’s young hockey prodigy

The teenage sensation has huge expectations, billed as the next great hockey star and coming from a family that breathes the sport. He explains how he is handling this pressure and his ambitions. Mustapha Cassiem has a sweet tooth. One...
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South Africa hockey men crowdfund to make Tokyo Olympics a reality

South Africa men are attempting to raise a minimum of £170,000 to help the team compete at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, with coach Garreth Ewin admitting it would be "heart breaking" if they couldn't travel. South Africa men and women...
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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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