Belgium's Red Lions combat climate change for Rio 2016
Courtesy of the Royal Belgian Hockey Association
Belgium have off-set their carbon footprint ahead of Rio 2016 Photo: FIH/Getty
The Royal Belgian Hockey Association (RBHA) and their men's national team - the Belgian Red Lions, decided to balance the greenhouse gas emission caused by their trip to the Rio Olympics by planting 33,000 trees in Madagascar.
The Real Heroes of Rio 2016
As the South African Olympic athletes settle in at Rio de Janeiro, I cannot help but feel a sense of sadness for a certain group of sportsmen and women who did not make the trip to Brazil for the showpiece event kicking off on 5 August 2016.
There is no easy match in Olympics: Sreejesh
BENGALURU: Newly-appointed Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh said there is no "easy match" in a sporting extravaganza like the Olympics, and all 12 teams will fancy their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals in Rio.
Stats Speak: know the teams in the Rio Olympics (part-8)
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Renowned hockey statistician B.G.Joshi have compiled stats and records on all the 24 competing teams in Rio Olympics. Today he is providing stats and records of Germany and Great Britain- two men teams.
England U18 Boys hit Italy for six
England U18 Boys celebrate
Five second half goals helped England Under-18 Boys secure their first win of the EuroHockey Youth Championships as they beat Italy in Cork on Monday afternoon.
McQuade blasts Scotland boys to victory over Wales
Scotland U18 huddle
Aidan McQuade scored a dramatic late winner to give Scotland boys a 3-2 win over Wales, and put the Scots through to the semi-finals.
Birthday boy braves father’s funeral to play for India
Personal sacrifices mark any committed players’ career. Krishnan Bahadur, the Indian goalkeeper, who is now in Lilleshall National Sports Cente, England, as a part of Junior India team, bore one last week.
Pakistan to play youth hockey series with Oman: Kamran
ISLAMABAD-Camp commandant Olympian Kamran Ashraf confirmed that upon Oman Hockey Federation (OHF)’s request, Pakistan youth hockey team will play a series against visiting Oman youth hockey team from September 14 to 20 at either Lahore or Islamabad.
Whanganui wins the weekend
By Jared Smith
Whanganui's Lisa Grant looks to get her shot on goal through the College Development defence at Gonville on Saturday.
It was a rare double success weekend for the local teams in their Manawatu divisions as Tech College Old Boys came from behind to beat Palmerston North Boys High 2-1, while the combined Whanganui women defeated College Development 5-3 to stay on top of their grade.
Negri's semi-final ambitions suffer a jolt
by Aftar Singh
KUCHING: Negri Sembilan suffered a jolt in their quest to reach the semi-finals in men’s hockey.
Sapura determined to win MHL this season
by S. Ramaguru
Sapura have engaged the services of Phillip Burrows (right) to help them in attack.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former champions Sapura are hungry for success and want to win at least one title in this season’s Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
MHAL League: MbPT rally to seal Division One crown
MUMBAI: Mumbai Port Trust rallied from an early deficit to overcome Goan Sports Association 2-1 in the First Division final of the Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) League at the MHAL - Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate.
The Hockey Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
The Hockey Museum has been awarded a grant of £15,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to digitise its collection of nearly 100 old hockey films dating back to the 1930s.
Indian juniors thrash Scotland 5-1
Exercising energy and enterprise, Indian colts established total control in thrashing Scotland Seniors 5-1 in the second and last test match at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Birmingham.
India juniors thrash Scotland 5-1
MARLOW (England): India's junior men's team continued its good run with a 5-1 thrashing of Scotland senior team in the second game at the Bisham Abbey Sports Centre here on Sunday.
Pakistan U-21 hold Netherlands
KARACHI: Having lost to Germany and Belgium, Pakistan’s Under-21 team produced its best result at the Four-nation Junior Hockey Tournament in Hanover, Germany by holding the Netherlands to a 1-1 draw in their final match on Sunday.
Stats Speak: know the teams in the Rio Olympics (part-7)
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Renowned hockey statistician B.G.Joshi have compiled stats and records on all the 24 competing teams in Rio Olympics. Today he is providing stats and records of Australia and Netherlands- two men teams.
Weight of expectation driving Black Sticks
Samantha Charlton in action during the Fintro Hockey World League. Photo / Getty Images
The weight of expectation is set to drive the women's Black Sticks on their quest for success at the Olympics.
Indian men’s hockey looks to reclaim its bragging rights
Having qualified well ahead of the the Olympics, Indian men's hockey team is beginning to look like a well-oiled machine. It has every reason to be confident of a possible redemption and a shot at history. — PHOTO: K. MURALI KUMAR
Playing alongside only for the second time ever, and with fewer expectations, the women will back themselves to make it to the top eight
Team India need to be best in every match to be medal contender: Roelant Oltmans
Their recent impressive showings have raised serious expectations from the national men's hockey team in the Olympics and it's chief coach Roelant Oltmans said if his wards can give their best in every match, India stand a good chance of finishing in the podium in Rio.
‘A top-four finish would be ambitious’
Ajit Pal Singh.
The Rio Olympics would be a big test for the Indian hockey teams but I can see the progress in the men’s side in recent times and am hopeful. The men have come up really well in the past few years and I can see them being strong challengers at Rio.
A dominant force that has gone dormant
Hockey at the Olympic Games can be split into two halves, before 1976 Montreal Olympics and after. The Canadian federation’s reported inability to provide quality grass surface for a 14-team competition resulted in a shift to artificial pitches for the first time. The world hockey body went with the flow. European teams got a shot in the arm due to familiarity with such surfaces.
Dhyan Chand — immortalised by achievements
Fear or awe reflected in a rival’s eyes towards a sportsperson is a mark of respect for every top-flight achiever. Dhyan Chand simply floored the Germans with his full package of hockey skills at the Berlin Olympics 80 years ago.
U18 Euros opening day in Glasgow rains goals and drama
24 July 2016 at the National Hockey Centre, Glasgow Green, Scotland. EuroHockey U18 Championships II, Day 1. Scotland v Czech Republic
Glasgow was the scene for some top-class hockey in the U18 EuroHockey Youth Championship II. The host nation fans went home delighted following Scotland victories for both the boys and the girls, while France girls stood at as a potential tournament favourite.
Belgium and Germany boys make early impact in Pool A as Spain top Pool B Germany on the attack against Ireland. Picture: Adrian Boehm
Day 1 of the U18 EuroHockey Championship got underway at 2 venues in Cork, with all the teams in action.
England U18 Boys draw with Netherlands
England U18 Boys celebrate
A fantastic first half performance from the England Under-18 Boys saw them take a 2-2 draw against their Dutch counterparts in the EuroHockey Youth Championships on Sunday.
Scotland Boys begin Euros with a win
Scotland boys got off to a winning start in the EuroHockey Youth Championship II tournament in Glasgow. Goals from Joe Waterston and Owen Jenkins-Garcia gave the Scots a superb 2-0 win over France.
Historic win for Russia over Germany at the U18 EuroHockey Championships EuroHockey
A fantastic day of hockey as the opening day of the U18 EuroHockey Championships got underway in Garryduff and UCC, Cork.
Emphatic win for England U18 Girls
England Under-18 Girls made an emphatic start to the EuroHockey Youth Championships, beating hosts Ireland three-nil in Cork on Sunday evening.
Watt a finish - Scotland girls snatch late win over Czechs
Scotland girls left it late to secure a dramatic 3-2 win over the Czech Rep at the U18 EuroHockey Youth Championship II competition in Glasgow. Ella Watt scored in the last minute to give Scotland the victory over a stubborn Czech side.
Canadian U16 National Championships – Day 5 Update
Sunday marked Day 5, Championship Sunday, of the U16 National Championships in Calgary, Alberta. After 4 long days of hard fought games, the lineups were all set for what was sure to be some fantastic hockey.
Scorpions hold hockey champs Orange
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Strathmore Regina Mwangi (l) guards the ball as Vickings Sarah Bonareri when they played at City Park. Strathmore scored 2-0. ON 10/01/16 PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE
Champions Telkom Orange rallied from behind to share spoils with rivals Strathmore University Scorpions. Eighteen-time league champions Orange were forced to sweat as they fought from two goals down to salvage a point in their 2-2 stalemate against the students.
Penang give Sarawak a hiding in Sukma hockey
by Aftar Singh
KUCHING: Muhamad Rahimi Iskandar Baharom was the eight-goal hero as Penang registered a record 15-1 win over Sarawak in men’s hockey in Sukma.
Premier Division side Nur Insafi to use foreign players in league
by S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time, foreign players will play in Division One of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
Terengganu opt out of women's hockey league
by S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu have pulled out of the women’s league of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
St Thomas High School rules schools hockey
THE St Thomas High School hockey teams have won all the grade titles of the Lautoka Secondary Schools hockey competition in Fiji.
Pan American Youth Championships 2018 (Men & Women)
Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF)
The Pan American Hockey Federation is pleased to announce that the Pan American Youth Championships 2018 (Men & Women) will be held in the city of Guadalajara, México from 10 to 17 of March 2018.
Avtar says Indians were scared at Munich
MUNICH Olympics is a watershed one in the annals of field hockey: a Non-Asian winning the gold after 1920, Indians missing out the final second time in trot, and a medal winning entire Olympics team (Pakistan) banned for misconduct.
7 Laws of the game
Shiv Jagday, Former Canadian & U.S.A. National Coach
Everything in the universe is governed by one law or the other, and so is field hockey. Here are 7 core laws of the game, which will enable one to play hockey smartly and effectively.