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Why Tokyo Olympics would have been trip of a lifetime for the hockey

Were you thinking of going to the Olympics? Claire Middleton reports on why hockey fans would have enjoyed the Japanese capital If watching Belgium’s Red Lions live was worth the flight alone, the respite is you have at least saved...

Olympic selection is one physical challenge – the emotional side is just as brutal

The Olympic selection process is an emotive subject. TODD WILLIAMS looks at how to be a better, stronger person in dejection With pushbacks finally looming at the Olympics, focus can now shift to performances and results and away from that...

Tokyo Olympics: The mouth-watering opening hockey clashes you can’t miss 

Tokyo promises to be a stunning treat for hockey fans around the world. Olympic gold on the line, the narratives are seismic and whether it’s pride, passion or glory, every team is playing for something. It’s going to be...

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Women’s Pool A preview

RUPERT BARKER, of Hockey 21, continues to assess the make up of the Olympic group stages and looks at Pool A in the women's competition Germany  Off the back of a successful European Championships, the Germans will no doubt go into the Olympics filled...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: 10 goalkeepers to watch

This Olympic Games has been blessed with an abundance of incredible goalkeepers. In the modern day game, the importance of goalkeepers is stronger than ever. IMOGEN AINSWORTH runs the rule over 10 to watch as teams aim to make history in Tokyo.   Ayeisha McFerran, Ireland McFerran will...

Lack of hockey concussion data is ‘unfortunate oversight at best and alarming at worst’

England Hockey hopes to have a better understanding of concussion next season after a brain injury legal specialist said there was “no excuse for a lack of data”. An investigation by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) recently found that...

‘Urgent action’ to address concussion in sport, inquiry finds

The DCMS Committee’s inquiry into concussion in sport has concluded that "urgent action" is needed by Government and national sporting bodies to address a long-term failure to reduce the risks of brain injury on sports fields. The DCMS had heard...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: ‘It’s not just up to Rani Rampal to raise women’s profile’

Coach Sjoerd Marijne says it is down to the India team - not captain Rani Rampal - to raise the profile of women in their homeland. Rani is the standout player for India, having made her debut for the Eves...

Tokyo Olympics: Hockeyroos test out ‘anti-sex’ athletes’ beds

Australia women's players have tested out the cardboard beds at the Olympic Village in Tokyo as the 'anti-sex' theory continued to be debunked. Olympic competitors have been given beds to discourage them from any contact that could spread Covid during...

Team GB hockey players aided by heat pills for Tokyo Olympic tilt

Team GB hockey players hope that computerised pills to combat heat will have proved beneficial in the stifling heat at the Tokyo Olympics. The Hockey Paper can disclose that some British players have been taking the pills - which has...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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