Olympic field hockey medal matches set

LONDON – The top two world ranked teams will meet in the final Olympic match at Riverbank Arena in London’s Olympic Park on Friday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. The Netherlands, ranked No. 1, will fight for their second consecutive gold medal, while Argentina, ranked No. 2, hopes to add gold to their collection of silver and bronze Olympic medals. The Netherlands defeated New Zealand, 3-1, in the first penalty shootout of the tournament this afternoon. Argentina upset the host nation, Great Britain, 2-1, in front of a home crowd and under the lights of Riverbank Arena this evening. Argentina’s … Continue reading →

Netherlands Vs New Zealand and Argentina Vs Great Britain in the Semis: Preview Day 6 of London 2012 WOMEN’S Hockey

London 2012 Hockey Previews

Defending Champions Netherlands will take on world number six New Zealand, while hosts Great Britain will challenge the current World Champions Argentina in the semi finals of the 6th day of Women’s Hockey Competition. New Zealand will appear in their first Olympics Semi Final at 15:30 BST, to take on defending champions Netherlands at Riverbank Arena. World number six team Black Sticks had finished last in Beijing and their best Olympics finish was 6th place in 2004, 2000 of 10 teams, while they finished 6th of 6 teams in 1984 Olympics. Their  opponents in semi finals of London 2012, the … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 5 Review and Results: Its world #1 Vs #2 and #3 Vs #4 in Semis

Barry Middleton celebrates GB men qualifying for semi-final (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

It will be world number 3 vs 4 and number 1 vs 2 in the semi-finals of Men’s Hockey Competition at London 2012 as Netherlands and Defending Champions Germany qualified for Semi Final from Pool B, while current World Champions Australia and hosts Great Britain from Pool A. Pool B toppers, only team with 5 of 5 wins in Pool matches, Netherlands will challenge the hosts Great Britain while world number number Kookaburras will take on world number two Germany in semi-finals. This is Great Britain’s first Semi Final appearance since their famous Olympics Gold Medal in 1988 Seoul and … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 5 Preview: Three Semi-Final Berths are Up for Grabbing

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The Dutch became the 1st team to book their berth in semi-finals of Men’s Hockey Competition at London Olympics by defeating the defending champions Germany (3-1) in their fourth pool match. The Dutch is only team in the men’s competition to have 4 wins from 4 outings and will be taking on Korea in Pool B match at 8:30 BST on July 7. If world number six Korea registers an upset win over world number 3 Netherlands then defending champions Germany would need at least a draw with Black Sticks in the last pool match of the competition later in … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey WOMEN-Day 5 Review and Results: Its Netherlands Vs New Zealand and Argentina Vs Great Britain in semis

London 2012 Hockey Results

After the completion of Pool matches, Defending Champions Netherlands and Hosts Great Britain placed at 1st and 2nd place in Pool A, while the current World Champions Argentina and New Zealand qualified for the semi-finals from Pool B. It will be the first Olympics semi final for world number six New Zealand, the Black Sticks. In the earlier editions of the games, the Black Sticks have finished on 6th place for 3 times. The Netherlands will play New Zealand in 1st semi final while Argentina will lock horn with the hosts Great Britain in 2nd semi-final for the place in … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 4 Review & Results: Teun de Nooijer scored winner in 450th to win take Dutch to Semis

Teun de Nooijer (Netherlands)

Legendary Teun de NOOIJER played his 450th international game and scored the game-winning goal (2nd Dutch goal of match) to give a 3-1 win over defending champions Germany to take his team to 7th consecutive semi-final of the Olympics. Chritopher ZELLER opened the account on the score sheet by converting a Penalty Corner for the defending champions in 3rd minute. de VOOGD Bob scored a field to draw parity 1-1. The legendary Teun de NOOIJER scored in the opening minute of 2nd half to make it 2-1 in favor of the Dutch and 5 minutes later van der WEERDEN Mink … Continue reading →