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Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympics with Ballymore set to host hockey venue

Kookaburras great Mark Knowles said on Wednesday that Brisbane's awarding of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics was a momentous day "for young hockey players in Australia". It will be the third time Australia will host the Games following a vote...

Maddie Hinch interview: The ‘hero goalkeeper’ side is intoxicating

After a decade in international hockey following her debut in 2011, Maddie Hinch knows that she’s older - 32 - and that her body “doesn't allow me to do certain things as before”.  Yet it’s hard to believe this statement...

Adam Dixon: The making of Great Britain hockey’s captain

GB men's hockey captain Adam Dixon on his old school coach, the underdog mentality and how England players can have more vocal influence in the sport I was handed the captaincy straight away at Worksop College when I joined the...

Ireland women’s hockey enjoy ‘best Olympic prep you could ask for’

Safely installed in the Olympic Village, Hannah Matthews knows “anything can happen” over the next two weeks as the Irish women’s hockey team close in on their Olympic debut in Japan.  Matthews was the last to arrive to the party...

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

The amazing story of how an Irish priest became the ‘father of Japan hockey’

When Ireland women take to the pitch at Oi Hockey Stadium for their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against South Africa on Saturday, they may not know it but the Green Army will be willed on by a...

Olympics: Germany’s Nike Lorenz seeks clarity on wearing rainbow armband

Germany's Nike Lorenz says she is "left on my own" as she mulls over wearing the captain's armband in rainbow colours at the Tokyo Olympics. Lorenz, 24, is seeking more clarity on the rules surrounding the armband and is unsure...

How Tom Sorsby has followed in Barry Middleton’s footsteps

The path to mixing it with hockey’s big boys at the Tokyo Olympics can, for Tom Sorsby, be traced back to being roughed up at “proper blokes hockey”. Turning out as a rising teen for his first club Chapeltown and...

Tokyo Olympics: All you need to know about the hockey venue turf

The Oi Hockey venue Officially opened in August 2019, all hockey will take place at the Oi Hockey Stadium, located in the waterfront area of Tokyo Bay. Competition will be showcased over two main pitches. The 15,000- capacity (reduced for...

Home support can help Team GB emulate Rio Olympic gold

Olympic gold medallist Georgie Twigg has backed a ‘Home Support’ campaign to help inspire the next generation of athletes and help the nation get behind Team GB athletes in Tokyo this summer. Twigg, who was part of the women’s hockey...
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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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