2020 Olympic Games- Day 1
All times GMT +9
24 Jul 2021 09:30 JPN v AUS (Pool A)
24 Jul 2021 10:00 NZL v IND (Pool A)
24 Jul 2021 11:45 NED v BEL (Pool B)
24 Jul 2021 12:15 ARG v ESP (Pool A)
24 Jul 2021 18:30 GBR v RSA (Pool B)
24 Jul 2021 19:00 CAN v GER (Pool B)
24 Jul 2021 20:45 NED v IND (Pool A)
24 Jul 2021 21:15 IRL v RSA (Pool A)
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Indian Men fancy chances against lower-ranked NZ; women set for tough Dutch test in opener
The men would be seeking to reclaim a glorious past, while the women would be aiming to script some history of their own when the two Indian hockey teams begin their Olympic campaign here on Saturday with expectations from both at a high.
Be careful in opening match, former hockey stars warn India
The first match at the Olympics has always been a matter of concern for the Indian men's hockey team in the last eight editions since the Moscow Olympics in 1980, when they last won gold
2020 Tokyo olympics | Indian Hockey Team
The first match at the Olympics has always been a matter of concern for the Indian men's hockey team in the last eight editions since the Moscow Olympics in 1980, when they last won gold.
India need to tame 'dark horses' New Zealand in first pool game
Grouped along with the defending Olympic Champions Argentina, the formidable Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Japan, World No.4 India's task will be cut out to ensure a spot in the quarter-final.
India men hockey team in Tokyo. (Photo @TheHockeyIndia)
TOKYO: The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team will make a cautious start to their campaign in the group stage at the most-awaited Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as they take on dark horse New Zealand in their first Pool A match on Saturday.
We can break toughest defences with good communication, says Mandeep Singh
Having made his debut for the senior side way back in 2013, Mandeep is the most experienced striker in the Indian team.
Indian men’s hockey team striker Mandeep Singh on Thursday asserted that they have it in them to break the defence of any rival side in the Tokyo Olympics, beginning here on Friday.
MM Somaya says India's Tokyo Games contingent teeming with medal hopefuls
The world’s best coaches and scientific training have given India a refreshingly new identity in world hockey, writes MM Somaya, a member of the Indian team that won Olympic gold in Moscow in 1980 and was captain of the Olympic team at the 1988 Seoul Games.
M. M. Somaya
The Indian women’s team, trained by Sjoerd Marijne (left), has improved steadily with every outing. Skipper Rani Rampal is an exceptional talent and as good as anybody in world hockey. - FIH
As Tokyo prepares to formally say “yokoso” – welcome – to athletes from all around the globe, a sense of excitement is gradually setting in. Yet, there is an unmistakable air of uncertainty this time around, athletes having endured lockdowns, curbs and restrictions over the past year to get battle ready, while the lurking presence of the invisible enemy persists.
SA Olympic Hockey Preview
Its been 3 268 days since the South African men triumphed 3-2 over India at the London Olympics. There have been changes in coaches, changes in players and changes in dates of tournaments. There has been no change in the South African heart, determination and spirit. On 1 day both the SA Hockey Men and Women will return to Olympic action.
Ireland's women's hockey team's journey to their first Games
BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland has followed the Ireland Women's hockey team for the last decade. As they participate in their first ever Olympic Games, Nigel details the characters and their journey to get to this stage.
By Nigel Ringland
Katie Mullan celebrates Ireland's win over Canada that sealed the team's spot in Tokyo
There are plenty of inspirational quotes about life, journey and destination, and many would apply to the Ireland women's hockey squad.
Crying in a Coles car park: Star Hockeyroo breaks silence on ‘dark’ year ahead of Tokyo tilt
Rachael Lynch was named 2019 world goalkeeper of the year yet found herself out of the squad a year late, before winning a legal case against Hockey Australia. Photo: WORLDSPORTPICS
TOKYO — Rachael Lynch – the 2019 women’s world hockey goalkeeper of the year – sat in her car in a Coles car park and burst into tears in April.
Germany hockey captain allowed to wear rainbow colours at Tokyo 2020
By Dan Palmer
Nike Lorenz wearing rainbow colours ©Getty Images
Germany women's hockey captain Nike Lorenz will wear a rainbow-coloured band on her socks at Tokyo 2020 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed to let her support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender movement and sexual diversity.
Those 1964 Olympic gold days!
Exclusive photo of 1964 Olympic medallist taken out in a public procession
The first hockey match of the much awaited Tokyo Olympics starts within 24 hours. In the run up to the Olympics, we honoured most of our accomplished Olympians by unearthing their rare photos and presenting them to the new generation the way they like — number-laced graphics. As the nation wait for the Indian men’s and women’s hockey team to do well, we are happy to publish perhaps the last of historic pieces — none other than memories of 1964 Olympic gold. Its collated from ‘Golden Days’ the autobiography of double Olympian and gold medallist Gurbux Singh — Editor
…. And then the end of the match was signalled. My mind went blank…more mentally than physically….you might call it over-happiness.
Scotland and Ireland men battle out entertaining draw at Titwood
It ended honours even at Titwood as Scotland and Ireland battled out a 1-1 draw in the first of three uncapped test matches. Rob Harwood equalised for Scotland in the final quarter and the two will meet again on Saturday at 4pm.
Tokyo 2020 – Men’s Pool B Preview – European heavyweights aim to assert authority
The fourth and final of our Olympic pool previews focusses on men’s Pool B, where reigning World and FIH Hockey Pro League title holders Belgium take on European champions the Netherlands, European silver medallists Germany, Great Britain, Canada and South Africa.
Tokyo 2020 Preview: Women’s Pool B – Las Leonas take on titans of Oceania & Asia
Today’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 pool preview focusses on Women’s Pool B, where Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, China and Japan will all fight it out for the top four places in order to progress to the knock-out stages. More information about the teams can be found below.
Germany overcome fighting Indians 3-2 in practice match at Tokyo
Indian men were waiting for this day. They were longing for an encounter, practice or serious, to test the turf and their own at Tokyo since they landed in Tokyo for days ago. They had a serious outing today, fourth day of their stay in Tokyo.
No Matter How Much You Train, Practice Matches Important Before Olympics: Hockey Coach Sjoerd Marijne
The Indian women’s hockey team will play a practice match in Tokyo against Argentina. This will be its first match in almost five months
The Indian women’s hockey team is in a tough pool. They finished sixth at Rio 2016 but Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne feels India can make the quarterfinals at Tokyo 2020. Courtesy: The Hockey India
A match-starved Indian women’s hockey team will play a practice match against Argentina in Tokyo on Thursday. Rani’s team has not played a competitive match since February-March 2021 when India toured Germany for four matches. The warm-up game against the Argentines in Tokyo will give head coach Sjoerd Marijne some insight into his team’s current capabilities.
India men's hockey coach Graham Reid says team's mental resilience key to winning medal at Games
India will open their campaign against New Zealand on 24 July. Reid, in an interview to PTI, said the pandemic has helped his team discover the strength it previously wasn't aware of.
File image of Graham Reid. AFP
New Delhi: It's all in the mind, stressed Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid, confident that his side has what it takes to end a four-decade-long medal drought at the Olympics where "mental resilience will be an important factor" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Euros the perfect preparation for Ireland's intense Olympic schedule, says captain Mullan
'It's so exciting' - Mullan says Ireland are 'buzzing' ahead of Olympic opener
Mullan says Ireland are growing increasingly acclimatised to the heat in Tokyo
Captain Katie Mullan believes Ireland's participation at the recent European Championships was a "blessing" in priming the squad for an intense Olympic schedule in the Tokyo heat.
Coaching Contingent flying the South African Flag in Tokyo
The South African challenge in Tokyo gets underway on Saturday. The 18 players in the squads will give their all after a long period of preparation and uncertainty, making the South African Hockey Family proud. Of course, as they have been along the journey, they will be superbly supported by our management teams that have led with the character that is so authentically South African.
Paul Confirms Women’s U-22 Junior Pan American Championship Roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. U-21/22 Women’s National Team Head Coach Tracey Paul has confirmed the 18-athlete roster that will compete in the women’s 2021 Junior Pan American Championship (JPAC). Taking place August 21 to 28 at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile, six nations will gather in the women’s division for this qualifier for the 2021 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.
Hockey India launches player-oriented web-based platform for players
All the former and current hockey players who have played for India can register their profiles on the platform verified by the national federation.
Hockey India has launched its own player-oriented web-based engagement platform, the 'Heroes Connect' in its bid to curate a detailed database of the players who have represented the country in both men and women's game.