Red Lions flawless performance continues

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The Belgium Red Lions defeated Germany 1-3 on Monday in their second Pool B match at the Tokyo Olympic Games men’s hockey tournament. The goals were scored by Cédric Charlier (5th and 8th) and Alexander Hendrickx (35th). This success allows them to score the maximum number of points (6) and to occupy first place in group B. […]

Day 2 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

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Argentina – the number two in the world – had a poor start to the Olympic games tournament. In their first group match, Las Leonas immediately lost to New Zealand (3-0). Reigning Olympic champion Great Britain also lost the first game. Germany was too strong with 1-2. Japan-China scored the most goals (3-4). Great Britain-Germany 1-2 (1-1) Reigning Olympic […]

Netherlands escapes embarrassment against world number 14

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The Orange squad escaped a disgrace on Sunday against South Africa, the number fourteen in the world ranking and last placed team at these Games in Tokyo. After a 0-3 deficit, the team of national coach Max Caldas struggled to a 5-3 victory in the final phase. The Orange squad made it through the second day […]

Blacksticks women in stunning opener

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Kiwi women upset world no.2 in Olympic opener The New Zealand women’s hockey team have startled world no.2 Argentina with a 3-0 victory in their opening Olympic match at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The result was even more remarkable considering the sixth-ranked Kiwis were without their two most experienced players today with captain Stacey Michelsen […]

Great Britain Olympic defence starts in defeat to Germany

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Olympic Games – Pool A Great Britain 1 Germany 2 Great Britain’s defence of their Olympic title began with a defeat as Germany came from behind to win 2-1 on the North Pitch at the Oi Hockey Stadium. The heat required the breaks at the end of the first and third quarters to be extended […]

Day 1 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Day 1 in Tokyo, host country Japan opened the Olympic tournament with a defeat against Australia (3-5). Reigning Olympic champion Argentina had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Spain. Germany recorded the biggest win on the first day of play by beating Canada 7-1. Below is the round-up of the first day of the men’s tournament. Japan […]

Orange starts mission in Tokyo with 5-1 win over India

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The Orange Women started their hunt for a gold medal in Tokyo with a 5-1 victory over India. At first they had a hard time and they let the Indians equalize, but in the end the difference in quality was too big. For attacker Felice Albers, her Olympic debut with two goals was a fairy tale. The […]

The Red Lions strike hard from the start

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The Red Lions started their Olympic tournament in the best possible way, beating their best Dutch enemies to a final score of 3-1. Three goals were scored by Alexander Hendrick: two on PC, one on stroke! In the heat of the Oi stadium (32ºC), fortunately, swept by some welcome gusts of wind, we witnessed a match […]

Kiwi men go down 3-2 to India despite late comeback

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The New Zealand men’s hockey team have started their Olympic campaign with a 3-2 loss to India in stifling heat at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The Pool A match between the ninth-ranked Kiwis and the fifth-ranked Indian side finished the way of the rankings despite a late comeback from New Zealand including four penalty corners […]

Ireland Shine at the Oi Stadium in Olympic Debut

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Ireland 2 (R Upton, S Torrans) South Africa 0  Ireland made a dream start to life as a women’s Olympic hockey team as they got the best of South Africa in their debut on this stage at the Oi Stadium.  Róisín Upton’s powerful low drag-flick in the ninth minute meant they held the lead from […]