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Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why penalty corners remain stategic art

Top goalkeeper Abi Walker says that penalty corners at the Hockey World Cup should be admired for last ditch acts to score – and save goals Basketball …

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport’s ‘Equally Amazing’ …

Why football’s VAR needs to add hockey’s challenge system

By The Hockey Paper The football World Cup has provided plenty of entertainment in Russia – and confusion in equal numbers when it’s come to the …

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations’ perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of …

World hockey to assess penalty corner dangers – but not before 2018 World Cups

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and …

Simon Orchard: It’s time umpires learnt the game

  “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree …

Nick Irvine: Can football learn from hockey rules?

As we look forward to a packed hockey calendar in 2017 it is good to know that for once rule changes are going to be few and far between. In recent years my …

FIH sweeps long sticks into touch

Hockey sticks will be limited to a maximum length of 105cm (41.3inches) at the 2014 World Cup. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has moved to clamp …

Hockey to move to four 15-minute quarters

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced hockey will move from two 35-minute halves to four 15-minute quarters. The release from the governing …