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Mink van der Weerden retires as Jeroen Delmee reveals fresh start

Mink van der Weerden has retired from international hockey as new Oranje men's coach Jeroen Delmee heralded a "fresh and new start" for the Dutch on Wednesday. Delmee, who accrued over 400 caps and two Olympic golds and took over...

Dutch GP uses hockey club as 7,000 ‘bike shed’

The hockey pitch at Zandvoortsche HC has been turned into a parking station for 7,000 bicycles for this weekend's Dutch F1 Grand Prix. Formula One is returning to the Zandvoort circuit for the first time in 36 years as 70,000...

Billy Bakker calls time on Oranje and club hockey career

Dutch star Billy Bakker has hung up his stick after ending his career with the Oranje national side as well as at Amsterdam. The 32-year-old Dutch men's captain played 236 times for his country. Twice a World Cup runner-up, three-time...

‘Empathy and passion’: Alyson Annan hopes for more female hockey coaches

The Netherlands women's coach Alyson Annan hailed her "self-learning, self-reliant" squad after racing to a third Olympic title in four editions on Friday. The Dutch proved a class apart in Tokyo, outscoring their Pool opponents 18-2. They then won their...

Olympics Hockey: Netherlands win women’s gold after Caia van Maasakker double

These Tokyo Games have already been the Netherlands' most successful across the sports. Despite the pressure to deliver, adding to their haul seemed a formality in the hockey for the world No.1 Dutch. It proved a golden one for...

Olympics Hockey: Great Britain women strike back over Holland ‘arrogant’ claims

Great Britain women players were left miffed at the Netherlands' insistence to comment on their European rivals after the Oranje labelled Mark Hager's side as 'arrogant' and 'lucky' to win Rio gold. Some Dutch stars spoke out after the world...

‘Arrogant’ Great Britain won Olympic gold by ‘pure luck’, claim top Dutch stars

Dutch players who took silver behind Great Britain women at the Rio Games have poured scorn on their rivals, suggesting that Team GB are "arrogant" while their Olympic hockey gold was "pure luck" five years ago. Alyson Annan's world No.1...

Olympics Hockey: Argentina set up Netherlands clash for women’s gold

Netherlands women will blare out Queen's Don't Stop Me Now on the team bus on the way to the Olympic women's final on Friday, while the traditional latin beats will accompany Las Leonas' all-singing squad when the teams line...

Olympics Hockey: Annan hails Albers’ ‘see it, do it’ approach as key to gold pursuit

There’s no real dominance in a sport like the Dutch women in hockey - and it shows in their attitude said coach Alyson Annan after her side beat Britain 5-1 to reach their fifth consecutive Olympic final. Not least...

Olympics Hockey: Fallen GB take heart from Germany’s Rio comeback after Dutch loss

As Team GB’s Olympic title defence came to a crashing halt against favourites Netherlands with a 5-1 defeat - five goals for every year the Dutch have been waiting since losing in the Rio final - goalscorer Giselle Ansley...
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