Thursday, July 7, 2022

Tokyo 2020

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...

World hockey back on even par, says Belgium coach McLeod

Shane McLeod, coach of men's world No 1 outfit Belgium, says bidding for a first Olympic title will be a "fresh challenge" with another year to go before the Tokyo Olympics. World champs Belgium, runners-up at Rio 2016, were leading...

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny puts retirement on hold for Olympics

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny, who became a mother in 2017, says she has put retirement on hold to chase gold at next year's Olympics. The two-time Olympian is currently Australia co-captain and has now set her sights on Tokyo. “At first, hearing...

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...

Team GB Hockey in historical hands for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

News reaches In the D that the British Olympic Association have signed training venue contracts with three sports facilities in Japan, as part of Team GB's preparation camps for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Tokyo's Keio University’s water-based hockey pitch could...

Great Britain hockey stars could compete for Tokyo 2020 Olympic places in US-style trials

Great Britain stars could play for their Olympic places in US-style trials after hockey was confirmed as one of the sports in talks to compete in televised events prior to the 2020 Games. The British Olympic Association has been open...

Chris Griffiths back on England hockey path after injury setback

Chris Griffiths felt the emotional weight of his team-mates as he struck his first goal after 11 months out of the international wilderness last week. The East Grinstead forward was on target during England's opening 5-2 win over South Africa...

EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Crutchley to stay on as England and GB coach for Tokyo 2020

By Rod Gilmour Bobby Crutchley will lead England and Great Britain to Tokyo 2020 after securing his job as head men's coach, The Hockey Paper can disclose. Crutchley's stay of execution was granted following an extensive review into the Rio Games' failings...

New start for Ashley Jackson as he tries to ‘put things right’ for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rod Gilmour talks to GB star Ashley Jackson about Rio Olympics and beyond... Ashley Jackson has dreaded hearing the well-meaning sentence one more time: “How was your Olympics,  didn’t the girls do well?” It is a question Jackson has shunned since...
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‘Amsterdam, baby!’: South Africa scrape through to Hockey World Cup cross-overs

South Africa women booked their ticket out of Terrassa to keep their Women's Hockey World Cup alive with a...
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