Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Competition: Win sports period wear collection

We have teamed up with Iceni, the sports period wear brand, to offer a fantastic prize. The prize bundle, worth £80 incl postage, includes Iceni Hipster knickers, muscle balm, monthly patches, a bag, bath salts, chafing cream and candle. All you...

GB hockey great Imran Sherwani diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

British hockey great Imran Sherwani says he holds "no fears about the future" after he revealed on Wednesday that he has Alzheimer’s disease. Sherwani, 59, who scored two goals in the 1988 Olympic final, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in...

Testosterone blockers ‘minimally reduces advantage in transgender athletes’

Men have a greater advantage over women in performance sports such as hockey and cricket in comparison to swimming and running, according to research. A study from Sports Medicine in December also found that testosterone blockers taken by transgender women...

Flight path saves Olympic hockey from heat

Hockey Olympians have been spared afternoon games in Tokyo's expected blazing temperatures next month thanks to local flight paths, as well as heat concerns, The Hockey Paper can reveal. Hockey will take place at the Oi Stadium, which features two...

German university hopes to lift lid on hockey injuries

A study to find out the most common injuries in hockey is being undertaken. The university Hospital of the Technical University of Munich has put together a survey and is working in close collaboration with active hockey players. It is designed...

Tokyo Olympians must sign waiver on Covid risks

Hockey Olympians must sign a waiver and assume all risk related to Covid-19 and extreme heat during the Tokyo Games. Athletes have signed similar entry forms at previous Olympics, while the document for Tokyo 2020 says that they will compete...

Hockey coach aims for more clubs to make mental health a priority

Rebecca Worthington, a hockey coach and player from the north west, set up an organisation called TEAMReb in 2014 to raise awareness of mental health and illnesses. Her goal is to ensure all clubs have the resources and tools to...

Readers’ View: How to make hockey more interesting with less injuries?

I have read the comments about the reverse stick and the injuries with interest. I am sure that many more head or face injuries have taken place and not reported. This is not only in the UK and am sure...

Sports period wear founders hail ‘gamechanger’ for women

A premium sports period wear brand has launched which its founders say is ideal for hockey players. The Iceni silver range (readers can claim discount code below) is made using organic cotton materials and technology which has proved to be...

Maddie Hinch reveals depression battle after ‘dreading’ putting on hockey pads

Great Britain star Maddie Hinch has revealed that she was diagnosed for depression last year following the expectations heaped on her to deliver as the world's best hockey goalkeeper. Hinch, 32, is in the GB squad ahead of the Pro...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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