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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...

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Australia men edge into semi-finals as Dutch wait goes on

This was a day in Tokyo of Rio quarter-final atonement for two of the world's best teams. For Australia, a three-year shoot-out wait was also put in place after honing practice and precision in Perth. As Germany took revenge on...

Olympics Hockey: Stunning stats stack up for record-breaking Hockeyroos

Shorn of proper tournament play following the pandemic, Australia completed their Pool B campaign with a perfect record of five wins from five matches, beating Argentina 2-0 to set in stone their status as Tokyo Olympics pool winners.  Remarkably, it...

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...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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