Defending Champions Germany Vs Netherlands: Final of MEN’s Hockey in London Olympics

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Defending Olympic Champions Germany will take on, in form Netherlands at 20:00 BST at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park. While Hosts Great Britain will face the World Champions and Number One side Australiain their quest of clinching Bronze Medal in front of home crowd at 15:30 BST. In semi-final, the defending champions showed their character in defeating the World Champions Australia (4-2), while the Dutch outclassed the hosts, world number four, Great Britain (9-2) in semi-final. Author: “”; Last updated on August 11, 2012 17:49 . … Continue reading →

World Number 3 Netherlands set up summit clash with Defending Champions Germany: MEN’s Hockey of London Olympics

Great Britain's James Tindall against the Netherlands Robbert Kemperman during their semi-final at the Riverbank Arena (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

European giants Germany and Netherlands will play for the Gold Medal of MEN’s Hockey competition at London Olympics, while current world champions Australia will play for Bronze Medal against the hosts Great Britain on 11th August. The Netherlands demonstrated world-class execution of the plans with 50% conversion rate to trounce the hosts Great Britain (9-2) in the 2nd Semi Final at Riverbank Arena. Defending Olympic champions Germany defeated the world champions Kookaburras (4-2) with disciplined hockey in a close game in 1st the Semi Final of 2012 London Olympics . Author: “”; Last updated on August 10, 2012 14:49 . … Continue reading →

Australian Men out of Gold Medal Hunt

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Germany has thwarted the Kookaburras Olympic aspirations for gold with a clinical display of disciplined hockey at Riverbank Arena in London this today. Australia will have the next four years to ponder what could have been after going down 4-2 in their semi final encounter after heading to London as overwhelming favorites. With the World Cup, Champions’ Trophy and Commonwealth Games in the bag all that has eluded them during the past four years has been an Olympic trophy. Author: “”; Last updated on August 9, 2012 23:58 . … Continue reading →

Australian Men Pursuing Olympic Hockey Gold

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Dual Olympic gold medal-winning coach Ric Charlesworth may be the high profile face behind the Kookaburras Olympic campaign in London but his coaching staff include some of the most astute hockey minds in the world. It may be that combined knowledge, that proves the difference between winning and losing when they take on defending champions Germany in the semi-finals at Riverbank Arena tonight after Australia topped Pool A ahead of Great Britain with Germany finishing second in Pool B behind the Netherlands. When Charlesworth took on the men’s job four years ago, he assembled a support staff that would enable … Continue reading →

Australia Vs Germany, Netherlands Vs Great Britain in Semi Final: Day 6 Preview of MEN’s Hockey at London 2012

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The world’s top four teams, Australia, Germany, Netherlands and hosts Great Britain, will take on each other with a keen eye on the Men’s Hockey Gold Medal match of London Olympics which will be played on 11th August, 2012. In first Semi Final, world number one Kookaburras will face world number two Germany at 15:30 BST. Having played each other in big matches, like final of World Cup 2010 (Kookaburras won 2-1), and recently in the London Prepares Series/Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament (Germany won both 3-2 in league stage and 5-2 in Final), know each other very well. These … Continue reading →

World #1 Netherlands will face #2 Argentina in WOMEN’s Hockey Final of London Olympics

Alex Danson in action for Great Britain against Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games Semi Final (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

World number one and number two teams will meet for the London Olympics Gold Medal at Riverbank Arena in Olympics Park, London on August 10 at 20:00BST. Defending champions and world number one Netherlands defeated world number seven New Zealand on penalty shoot-out (3-1) after finishing 2-2 in regulation time and none of the teams scored extra time. While world champions Argentina defeated the hosts Great Britain (2-1) to reach the final and hope to add the eluding Gold in their collection of Silver and Bronze Medals. Record seven times FIH World Player of Year Luciana AYMAR is sure of … Continue reading →