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Hockey to remain 11 v 11 at Olympics

By Richard Bright Sense has prevailed once more. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now, the traditional 11 v 11 game will remain on the …

World hockey open to grass tournaments; water-based pitches stripped for Olympics

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs are open to the idea of international tournaments being played on grass, initially with lower-ranking events. At the FIH …

FIH to capitalise on Hockey 5s format

By The Hockey Paper The International Hockey Federation (FIH) believes it can capitalise on the success of Hockey 5s at the Youth Olympics. Argentina women and …

World hockey turns down Malaysia and India automatic Olympic places

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs will turn down the Asian Hockey Federation’s request that the silver medallists from the Asian Games be awarded Tokyo …

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 …

‘Hockey World Cup must remain priority over Olympics’

By Richard Bright The World Cup must remain the pinnacle of the sport over the Olympics and the looming FIH Pro League, says world hockey chief Thierry Weil. …

Narinder Batra given written warning by world hockey over Facebook post

By Richard Bright The International Hockey Federation has handed Dr Narinder Batra, the world governing body’s president, a written warning following a …

Ghana women set hockey dreams high at the Commonwealth Games

Ghana women were dealt Trans-Tasman baptism of fire to mark global tournament debut, but have hearts to match, writes Rod Gilmour “We are here to give …

England Hockey chief Sally Munday dismisses FIH role for domestic focus

By Rod Gilmour Sally Munday, England Hockey’s chief executive, has revealed her intentions to see through the growth of hockey in the UK after turning …

World hockey under scrutiny over FIH Pro League selection process

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs have been asked to iron out concerns ahead of next year’s launch of the Hockey Pro League – which features Great Britain …