Hockeyroos Out to Keep Medal Hopes Alive

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Game: Wednesday August 1-Live Foxtel 6.07AM (AEST) and Channel Nine AUSTRALIA V GERMANY Pool B: Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, USA, Argentina Players to watch: Australia: Toni Cronk(Goal keeper), Georgia Nanscawen, Jodie Schulz Germany: Natascha Keller, Fanny Rinne, Julia Muller After a disappointing start to their Olympic campaign, the Hockeyroos life doesn’t get any easier with their next assignment Germany. The Germans are ranked third in the world and have something to prove, after finishing fourth at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Germany has the belief it can once again win gold and repeat its 2004 Athens Games triumph. … 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

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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 →

London 2012 Hockey – WOMEN-Day 1: Results and Review

Alax Danson Celebrates after Scoring a Goal (Photo: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

Day 1 of the Women’s Hockey Games at Riverbank Arena in London concluded with Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, China, Netherlands and New Zealand earning 3 points each after winning the matches. Germany vs USA 2-1 (2-0 half-time) World #3 Germany scraped past (2-1) World #10 USA to earn their crucial 3 points. Germany will be relieved after winning it 2-1 from 2-0 lead at half time. It was Yvonne FRANK and the defending unit of Germans who kept their nerves to win the game, when Americans pressurized for an equalizer in the last minutes. Captain Fanny RINNE’s flick in the … Continue reading →

U.S. falls short in opening match against Germany

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LONDON – It was not the way the U.S. had hoped to start their Olympic campaign. Under the lights of Riverbank Arena, in the final match of opening day, Germany defeated the U.S. 2-1. Had there been extra time on the clock, the result easily could have been reversed. “There were certainly some positives to come out of tonight’s game, but in the end the cold hard fact is we gave up two goals to the world’s No. 3 ranked team,” said Head Coach Lee Bodimeade. “We are looking forward to facing Argentina, a very familiar opponent for us. It … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Preview

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The Men’s Hockey Competition at Riverbank Arena will kick start on the 30th of July, Monday. The Black Sticks will feature in the Men’s Hockey opening game of London Olympics like their Women’s counterparts who were part of Opening Game of the Women’s Hockey Competition. The 1976 Olympic Gold Medalists – New Zealand will play Korea – the Silver Medalists of 2000 Olympics in the first match of Pool B at 8:30 BST. World #7 Black Sticks (New Zealand) have faced Korea twice in the Olympics and have won on both the occasions. 2nd Match of the day (1st of … Continue reading →