Thursday, October 28, 2021

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The first floodlit international hockey match

The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds on floodlit hockey and an undiscovered Olympic team The first floodlit international hockey match took place on the October 25 1955 at the Arsenal Football Club’s stadium at Highbury, London. The match was organised by...

Olympic memories: Fast cars and crowd pleasing as Atlanta Games flickered out

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the final part of a brilliant three-part travelogue. READ Part One | Part Two I had been so enthralled with the...

Olympics Hockey: ‘India can learn from how Belgium deal with every situation’

Ahead of the bronze medal match, SAMARNATH SOORY speaks to two of India’s gold medal team from the 1980 Olympics as the men in blue aim to learn from the importance of smallest margins at the top level  If Indian...

Olympic memories: We carried cameras in our pants to capture Opening Ceremony thrill

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the second of a three-part travelogue. Part One is here The curtains slid back and the sight that greeted me was...

The amazing story of how an Irish priest became the ‘father of Japan hockey’

When Ireland women take to the pitch at Oi Hockey Stadium for their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against South Africa on Saturday, they may not know it but the Green Army will be willed on by a...

Hockey volunteers create definitive Great Britain caps numbers

Great Britain Olympian Richard Leman says that today's current players should cherish their cap numbers just like New Zealand's All Black heritage. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, The Hockey Museum has been able to finish a huge volunteer-led project, by...

Olympic field hockey history: Results, winners, placings at every Games

MEN: Final Olympic placingsRio de Janeiro 2016: 1: Argentina, 2: Belgium, 3: Germany, 4: Netherlands, 5: Spain, 6: Australia, 7: New Zealand, 8: India, 9: Great Britain, 10: Ireland, 11: Canada, 12: BrazilLondon 2012: 1. Germany, 2. Netherlands, 3. Australia, 4....
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What happened in 1964, the last time the Olympic hockey was held in Tokyo?

The hockey was ruthlessly efficient at the 1964 Olympic Games and there was nearly a seismic world hockey shock on the cards The lowest-seeded nation at the '64 Games in Tokyo, Hong Kong were half-way to completing what would have...

Shirts and black and white ties: Ever heard of Henbury Ladies Hockey Club?

Mike Haymonds continues to chart The Hockey Museum's neverending array of unearthed stories The most amazing and unlikely things happen when you talk to people, especially when The Hockey Museum was privileged to be visited by General Sir Alex Harley...

The year India women made a mark on world hockey stage

The year 1953 was a big one for the nation and for hockey, especially women’s hockey, writes The Hockey Museum's Mike Smith. In March, England played their third “big” match at Wembley, then in June Queen Elizabeth II was...
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