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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...

Olympic hockey controversies: 8 moments at the summer Games

The Hockey Paper takes a look down memory lane at some low points in Olympic hockey competition Rome 1960 - A right old bullyA round robin match between Germany and Pakistan ended in unusual circumstances involving an errant stick, a...

Olympic hockey facts and stats: Spies, mothers and family firsts

The Hockey Paper takes a sideways look at the Olympic hockey tournament, with 11 offbeat facts and stats Spy in the campThere were four GBR teams at the 1908 Olympics, made up of the four home nations. While Reggie Pridmore...

Old Sheffield hockey photo yields anecdote from yesteryear

A reader of the Sheffield Star wrote in recently to compliment the above photo taken of the Jessop Saville women's team A Mr Hines wrote to the paper in the hope that the image was taken at the club's Ecclesfield...

Hockey seas the way on Britain’s old beaches

Over the centuries hockey has been played on a variety of surfaces and one of the most intriguing has been on beaches, writes The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds. The game of bandy or hockey was played informally for many years...

Reader’s research into oldest women’s hockey league in UK

A Hockey Paper reader believes that he has found the oldest women's hockey league in the UK still in existence. Scott Evans is conducting research into women's league hockey - which was fervent in the north of England 100...

God squad: Can hockey follow football’s lead?

The news that the Church of England has given the blessing for a football team to be formed – an Archbishop of Canterbury XI – with plans for a women’s side to follow led to us researching whether there...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

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