London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 2 Review & Results

Ashley Jackson runs through South Africa defence (Photo credit: Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 2 Review & Results The only surprising result of Day 2 of the London 2012 Hockey MEN’s competition was the 2-2 draw between South Africa and hosts Great Britain. Australia and Netherlands registered their 2nd victory. Pakistan also earned the much needed 3 points with the victory against Argentina after drawing the campaign opener with Spain, while New Zealand defeated India and earned their first points to keep themselves in the contention for semi-finals.  New Zealand vs. India 3-1 (half-time: 3-1) Both India and New Zealand stepped on the pitch in search for their first win … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey WOMEN – Day 3 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

In the first of match Day 3 of  the Women’s Hockey Competition, Korea and Japan (Pool A | 830 BST) will fight to earn their first points of the London 2012 Games. Both Korea and Japan, who are placed at 8th and 9th place in FIH World Ranking and finished at 9th and 10th place respectively in Beijing 4 years ago, have lost their first two matches. 2nd match of the day, will be played between upset creators Australia (7th in World) and USA (10th in World) at 10:45 BST. The Hockeyroos stunned world number three Germany (3-1) on the … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey WOMEN-Day 2 Review & Results: A Day of Upsets

Great Britain's Georgie Twigg just before she scores against Korea at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

On the 2nd day of Women’s Hockey Competions, Americans and Aussies surprised World #2 and #3 sides (Argentina and Germany) respectively leaving Pool B wide open. The Black Sticks women continued their form and registered second win from as many matches to sit on the top of Pool B, while Argentina, Australia, USA and Germany with 3 points each from one win each of their two matches, separated only by one goal’s difference. In Pool A, Great Britain and Netherlands defeated Japan and Korea respectively, to add 3 more points to their kitty, while Asian Giant and Beijing Silver Medalists … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 2 : Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The Second day of the Men’s Hockey Competition of London 2012 Olympics will see 8 times Olympic Gold Medalists taking on Blacks Sticks in the first match of Mid-day session (Pool B | 13:45 BST, 3rd match of the day). This match is crucial for both the teams, as both India and New Zealand have lost their London Olympics opening games against Netherlands (3-2) and Korea (2-0) respectively. Though India has defeated New Zealand five times in Olympics history but they lost the last match (1-2) in 2004 edition of the Games. In total, India has scored 13 goals against … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Review & Results: Santi Freixa Ruled out of the Games

Great Britain v Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games - Barry Middleton celebrates after scoring two goals at the Riverbank Arena (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

On Day 1 of the Men’s Hockey Competition at London 2012, Great Britain and Australia of Pool A, Netherlands, Korea and Germany from Pool B earned full points from their respective matches while Spain and Pakistan shared the points as they played a draw. Spanish Captain Santiago FREIXA is ruled out of the rest of competition after suffering from broken arm during the match against Pakistan. FREIXA will be replaced by defense man Andres MIR BEL. Great Britain vs Argentina 4-1 (1-0 half-time) A double for Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton and a goal each for Dan Fox and Richard Smith ensured … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey WOMEN – Day 2 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

On the 2nd Day of the Women’s Hockey Competition at the Riverbank Arena, World #1 team Netherlands will play Japan in the first match of day in the morning session at 8:30 (BST) on 31st July in the Pool A match, Japan never faced Netherlands in Olympics. Netherlands won their first of campaign (3-0 against Belgium) while Japanese women lost (0-4) to hosts Great Britain. Asian Giants China and Korea will face Belgium at 13:45 and Great Britain at 16:00 BST respectively in Pool A matches. Beijing Silver Medalists China started on a winning note in the tournament, when they … Continue reading →