Monday, June 27, 2022

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Olympics Hockey: India end four-decade wait for medal after brilliant bronze

The 11-a-side game was handed a huge boost for its survival as an Olympic sport after its biggest audience - India - won a first medal after a 41-year hiatus following a thrilling 5-4 win over Germany at the...

Olympics Hockey: How Australia match Belgium as best sides in Tokyo

Columnist TODD WILLIAMS says Kookaburras have been less insistent on goal chasing in bid for first Olympic title in 17 years The semi-final win over Germany was one of the most controlled performances I have ever seen by an Australian...

‘Arrogant’ Great Britain won Olympic gold by ‘pure luck’, claim top Dutch stars

Dutch players who took silver behind Great Britain women at the Rio Games have poured scorn on their rivals, suggesting that Team GB are "arrogant" while their Olympic hockey gold was "pure luck" five years ago. Alyson Annan's world No.1...

Olympics Hockey: ‘India can learn from how Belgium deal with every situation’

Ahead of the bronze medal match, SAMARNATH SOORY speaks to two of India’s gold medal team from the 1980 Olympics as the men in blue aim to learn from the importance of smallest margins at the top level  If Indian...

Olympics Hockey: Belgium men stand one win from palmares prediction

From Rio reserve to standout Tokyo star, Alexander Hendrickx needs three goals to equal the Olympic tournament record, has played with six stictches in his forehead and is part of a team which is perhaps favourite to land a...

Olympics Hockey: Argentina set up Netherlands clash for women’s gold

Netherlands women will blare out Queen's Don't Stop Me Now on the team bus on the way to the Olympic women's final on Friday, while the traditional latin beats will accompany Las Leonas' all-singing squad when the teams line...

Olympics Hockey final: Lachlan Sharp goes from mining to golden tilt

They make them tough in Lithgow. The town in New South Wales has spawned former squash world champion David Palmer - nicknamed 'The Marine' for his unerring fitness and never-say-die attitude - and now Lachlan Sharpe, who only three...

Olympics Hockey: Fallen GB take heart from Germany’s Rio comeback after Dutch loss

As Team GB’s Olympic title defence came to a crashing halt against favourites Netherlands with a 5-1 defeat - five goals for every year the Dutch have been waiting since losing in the Rio final - goalscorer Giselle Ansley...

Olympics Hockey: Netherlands power to 5-1 win over Great Britain

The Oranje Twitter feed had pictured the Dutch team in jubilant mood, rollicking along on a London bus ahead of the Tokyo Olympic semi-final. And a ticket to the final was stamped with equal glee on Wednesday as the Netherlands...

Olympics Hockey: We’ve got the Great Britain ‘bulldog’ spirit now, says Lily Owsley

An adrenaline-fuelled soundbite from Lily Owsley is contagious at the best times following a win of Olympic-sized proportions. Take the victory over Spain in the quarter-finals, one where Maddie Hinch was unleashed in the shoot-out - a penny for Dutch...
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