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Tokyo Olympics: World hockey admits to ‘poor’ video umpire service

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has described as "substandard" the myriad of video review issues experienced so far at the Olympics as world hockey officials defended themselves over the TV production service provided by Tokyo organisers. In an apologetic email...

Tokyo Olympics: All you need to know about the hockey venue turf

The Oi Hockey venue Officially opened in August 2019, all hockey will take place at the Oi Hockey Stadium, located in the waterfront area of Tokyo Bay. Competition will be showcased over two main pitches. The 15,000- capacity (reduced for...

Shared Olympic gold medals if Covid-19 strikes in Tokyo

Olympic hockey finalists will share the gold medal if teams are forced to miss out at the Tokyo Games. That is the scenario world hockey officials hope doesn't arise ahead of these unprecedented Games, FIH chief executive Thierry Weil told...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Mist fans, heat, match schedule and Oi legacy

All you need to know about the two competition pitches, how players will deal with heat, how the scheduling is organised and Olympic Covid protocols The Hockey Paper hears from Hilary Atkinson, FIH Hockey Pro League & Olympic Games Director...

‘Hockey 5s concept sounds dangerous and will take some converting’

Great Britain's Sam Ward says he has yet to be convinced by Hockey 5s - and he will have to wait a while yet to understand the concept after world hockey postponed its promotional event in September. The International Hockey...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Losing semi-finalists could play for gold

Defeated hockey semi-finalists at the Tokyo Olympics will play for gold if a team playing in the final is impacted by Covid, while the bronze medal match would not take place. This was the upshot after Sport-Specific Regulations (SSR) were...

Spain to host first FIH Nations Cup ahead of Hockey Pro League promotion

Spain will host the inaugural FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup in December 2022, a competition which will see teams aim to be promoted to the FIH Pro League for the first time. The Nations Cup will take place in Valencia...

Respite for reserves as Tokyo Olympic hockey rules relaxed

Olympic hockey teams in Tokyo will be able to call upon their two playing reserves after competition rules were relaxed across five sports just three weeks out from the start. The Hockey Paper understands that the FIH sent a missive...

Canada urges FIH to reconsider Hockey 5s host or push for social change

Field Hockey Canada has become the latest national body to pour scorn on the International Hockey Federation's decision to award the first Hockey 5s World Cup to Oman. On Friday, England Hockey expressed 'surprise' at hosting rights handed to Muscat,...

Hockey 5s: My dream is to see it in the Olympics, admits Batra

The issue of Hockey 5s one day appearing on the Olympics programme to replace the traditional 11-a-side format saw conflicting views from the International Hockey Federation's top brass at the weekend. World hockey president Narinder Batra held on to his...
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