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Olympic Hockey: Sibling rivalry ends with Australia bragging rights

TOKYO -- There have been some fierce Olympic rivalries down the years, but there was one closer to home on Wednesday as brothers Jeremy and Leon Hayward pitted against one another at Oi Hockey Stadium. Forward Jeremy lined up for in-form Australia,...

‘Don’t stand so close to me’: Hayward brothers prepare for Olympic battle royale

Leon and Jeremy Hayward will provide a unique sporting rivalry of their own when Australia and New Zealand line up in the men’s Olympics hockey tournament on Wednesday. Leon plays in goal for the Black Sticks while forward Jeremy, with...

Olympics Hockey: Australia gold contenders as Argentina wilt

TOKYO -- Australia men are already assured of the Olympic quarter-finals - only this time they look anything but the team which exited to Argentina at the same stage five years ago. After three games, the Kookaburras have amassed 17...

‘Look good, play good’: Australia’s Rosie Malone sees lucky necklace bring Chinese fortune

Australia’s scintillating attacking play was not the only thing shining on the pitch as the Hockeyroos saw off China 6-0 on day three at the Tokyo Olympics Rosie Malone’s “bling” caught the eye as the forward scored a second tournament...

Olympics hockey: Australian Ogilvie’s red pants prove too hot to handle

Goalscorers in Australia’s imposing 7-1 win against India, Daniel Beale and Flynn Ogilvie have identified what gave the favourites a big edge in their second Tokyo 2020 Olympics Pool A encounter. A pair of red swimming speedos. “Every game (he wears...

Hockeyroos busy baking recipe for Tokyo Olympics success after fallout 

Rio 2016 seems a long time ago now for Australia’s Hockeyroos - not least 2019 world goalkeeper of the year Rachael Lynch. The three-times winners suffered their worst finish of sixth five years ago and with that followed an inquest,...

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...

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...

National masters’ selections hampered in southern hemisphere

  Covid is having implications on selection of national masters’ teams in New Zealand, writes Bill Tomkins. In New Zealand the National Women’s and Men’s Masters Tournament for all age groups was due to commence in February.   On the Saturday night the tournament committee were...

Playing for England never an option, says Hockeyroo Amy Lawton

Rising Hockeyroo Amy Lawton has admitted that she never had a desire to play for England, the country of her birth, as she set her sights on running out in the green and gold. Multi-talented sports star Lawton was born...
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Olympic Hockey: Sibling rivalry ends with Australia bragging rights

TOKYO -- There have been some fierce Olympic rivalries down the years, but there was one closer to home...
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