Thursday, October 28, 2021

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GB and England hockey set for coverage boost with Olympic TV launch

England and Great Britain Hockey is working with over 25 national governing bodies ahead to launch a new online TV platform featuring the best of Olympic and Paralympic sports. The new venture, in conjunction with the British Olympic and...

USA field hockey’s Erin Matson takes advantage of landmark college ruling

It's not just about football players and the bigger college sports. US star Erin Matson has become one of the first field hockey players to take advantage of the landmark ruling which now allows college athletes to be paid...

Hockey ‘one of most talked about Olympic sports on social media’

Analysing social media trends during the Olympics and other major sporting events has become the norm these days. Some data is on the money, while other research seems skewed. Hootsuite, the social media management platform, has conducted research into the...

Recalling Rio, Great Britain hockey gold and the delirious day at the Deodoro

BIG READ: Five years on, Rod Gilmour recalls reporting on the hockey at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Team GB women's historical gold medal at the Deodoro Stadium For those who love their hockey and sport, the Olympics can't be...

5 million views as camera operator films cockroach at Olympics hockey match

“Olympic athletes competing at a high level? Not interested. Cockroach waddling? Yes.” Twitter users have marvelled at a TV cameraperson’s astute casting of a cockroach during a Tokyo Olympics hockey match. A social media post of the moment the operator panned...

BBC coverage of Tokyo Olympics hockey leaves fans in muddle

Live television coverage of the hockey left fans confused on the opening day of the Olympics. Coverage of Team GB men’s opening Pool match against South Africa was not played in full by the BBC with the corporation trimming down...
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How Olympic hockey rules and the sport is explained to the uninitiated

Every four years, it takes a Summer Games for explainer stories and ‘how is field hockey played?’ to resurface for the uninitiated. Perhaps the most viewer friendly video we’ve come across is the one above from SBS Nation, which navigates...

Hockey clubs can do better job of owning their brand and maximising it

CLUB FILE: Sports marketing expert James Richardson says clubs can have a better digital footprint with the right know how The biggest thing in hockey right now is to get your basics right. Social media can be a wonderful tool....

Lack of English hockey’s media coverage rears its head once more

It started with a daily video blog countdown and ended with a picket outside the Daily Telegraph offices. A decade ago, a committed rugby league fan travelled down to London on a cold November morning, armed with a spoof...

Leading Japan newspaper calls for Olympics to be cancelled

An official partner of the Tokyo Olympics and one of the country's leading publications has called for the upcoming Games to be scrapped in an editorial, highlighting risks to public safety and the current effects of the pandemic on...
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