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Olympics Hockey: Japan’s Tanaka Kenta is a ‘real samurai’

TOKYO -- Surely the three points will arrive during these Games for the hosts as Japan men kept their Olympic quarter-final chances alive with a 2-2 draw against New Zealand on Tuesday, writes Richard Bright. Playing in their first Olympic...

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Can Japan produce Women’s Pool upset?

RUPERT BARKER, of Hockey 21, continues to assess the make up of the Olympic group stages and looks at Pool B in the women’s competition Argentina There was a fear that post-Aymar, Argentina would never reach the top of the game again. It...

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...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Japan men aiming to land shock medal

Japan men's coach Siegfried Aikman believes the Samurai can cause a seismic upset at the Tokyo Olympics - despite the world's top nine having the luxury of the Pro League as Games preparation. Devoid of playing international Test matches since...

Hockey Tokyo Olympics: Guide to men’s Pool A

With so much uncertainty, the 2020 Olympic hockey competition is set up to be one of the tightest in decades. Rupert Barker, of hockey21.com, runs the rule over Pool A in the men's event. Argentina Los Leones arrive at every major...
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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...
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Japan aims to raise hockey profile at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020 has launched its 'Let’s 55 Virtual Experience’, a project that aims to showcase what it looks and feels like as a top-level athlete. The project aims to cover all 55 sports on the Tokyo 2020 Games programme. As...

Japan opens doors to hockey at Olympic venue and on TV

The Oi Hockey Stadium has opened its gates to the Japanese public. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed the opening of the hockey venue over the weekend ahead of next year's rescheduled Games. Tokyo organisers have warned the public that use of...

World hockey turns down Malaysia and India automatic Olympic places

World hockey chiefs will turn down the Asian Hockey Federation's request that the silver medallists from the Asian Games be awarded Tokyo 2020 berths. The International Hockey Federation confirmed to The Hockey Paper that it had received a letter from...

Japan women’s hockey show ‘Roadrunner’ aggression on path to Tokyo Olympics

Japan coach Anthony Farry is aiming to get full-time status for his squad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; a green light for their home Games offering hope that the host nation could make quite the impact in two...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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