Monday, October 25, 2021

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Ex Australia Hockey performance director to lead cycling probe

Toni Cumpston, the former Hockey Australia high performance director, is to lead a probe into Team Australia's dramatic crash at the Olympic velodrome during Tokyo 2020. Aussie cyclist Alex Porter was riding in the men's team pursuit when his handlebar...

Mark Hager goes full circle with Australia Hockey women’s role

Mark Hager aims "to give back" to Australia by taking up a role to blood the next generation of Hockeyroos. The former Kookaburras Olympic captain has been appointed as Hockey Australia’s pathway programme lead for women. Former Kookaburras star Mark...

FIH Pro League set for new additions as Australia, New Zealand pull out

Up to four replacement teams are set to be invited into Season 3 of the FIH Hockey Pro League after Australia and New Zealand pulled out of all international competition until July 2022. The two nations, both set to travel...

Olympics Hockey: ‘We’d prefer extra-time over shoot-outs,’ say Australia players

Aran Zalewski, Australia's co-captain, said that the Kookaburras would have preferred extra-time to decide the Olympic final after the heartbreak of their shoot-out defeat following an exceptional men's final. The 2020 Olympic final was the first to finish with a...

Belgium men win Olympic hockey gold after shoot-out win over Australia

The prediction had come three years early. The wait at the Oi Stadium felt like an eternity. After a dramatic shoot-out, Vincent Vanasch stood firm on a retake as Belgium men became Olympic hockey champions for the first time...

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...

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 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: Australia men set up Belgium final in style

“Well, I think the hockey fans are in for a real treat, aren't they?" That was Kookaburras coach Colin Batch's assertion after Australia outwitted and outclassed Germany to reach their first Olympic hockey final since 2004. Germany were locked in Australia's...

Olympics Hockey: India women stun Australia to reach semi-finals for first time in history

Indian hockey was riding the crest of a wave on Monday after the women followed the men into the Olympic semi-finals after one of the Tokyo Games' biggest upsets. There were scenes of jubilation as India held off Australia, fancied...
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Hockey participation in England sees ‘significant decrease’ since Rio Olympics

Hockey participation levels have seen a decline since Rio 2016, according to Sport England’s Active Lives survey. There has...
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