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Tokyo Olympics still on track, insists Japan PM

Hockey is still on track to have two major tournaments staged in two months after Japan's prime minister insisted the rescheduled 2020 Olympics would still go ahead despite a surge in coronavirus cases. EuroHockey 2021 is set to be held...

GB Hockey’s Harry Gibson on wedding plans and Tokyo 2020

Team GB hockey hopeful Harry Gibson says he's had to dig deep to manage his mental health after the postponement of his wedding and the Olympic Games in the same year, writes Tom Harle. The goalkeeper was making final preparations...

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...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘to take place with or without Covid’

By Richard Bright The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics slated for next summer "will take place with or without Covid". That's the view from IOC vice president and leading official John Coates who has forecast that the 2020 Tokyo Games will be the...

France hockey welcomes new performance pitch ahead of Paris Olympics

A new high performance centre hockey pitch has been put in place in the Paris suburbs which is set to be used by teams to preparing for the 2024 Olympic Games. Situated at Le CREPS (Centre de Ressources d'Expertise et...

‘No certainties’ Tokyo Olympics to take place. Could hockey ‘think outside the box’?

By Richard Bright A survey has revealed how more than half of Japanese companies are opposed to the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics taking place next summer. It comes as Lord Coe, the World Athletics president, said there are "no certainties"...

Hockey Olympians used in secret project to trial energy substance

Great Britain hockey Olympians were used as 'guinea pigs' in a behind-closed-doors UK Sport project trialling a ketones-based drink in the lead up to the London 2012 Games, an investigation by the Mail on Sunday has alleged. It is not...

Team GB women’s hockey gold edged out in best women’s sport moment

By Rod Gilmour Nearly four years after Team GB women etched themselves into history, the hockey squad's memorable, stop-the-nation performance has been voted second best British women's sporting moment of all time in a BBC poll. Great Britain were voted behind...

Great Britain women hockey Rio Olympics gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks

Exactly two months' prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the Champions Trophy in London, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Lining up in the tunnel before that loss,...

Olympic hockey in Tokyo set for July 2021

The news that the Tokyo Olympics has been rescheduled for next July could impact the staging of the 2021 EuroHockey Championships. As it stands, there could be as many as three major hockey events in one year after the announcement...
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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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