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News for 18 April 2024

All the news for Thursday 18 April 2024

100 Days to go till Paris 2024: Gear up for an Unforgettable Olympic Experience

As we hit the milestone of 100 days until the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the excitement within the global hockey community is reaching new heights! With all teams knowing their pools and schedules, athletes fine-tuning their skills and fans rallying behind their teams, the anticipation for what promises to be a spectacular showcase of top-tier hockey talent is palpable.

100 days to go for the Paris 2024 Olympics

The Indian Men’s Hockey Team will begin their campaign on 27th July against New Zealand

New Delhi: With just 100 days remaining until the start of their journey at the Paris Olympics, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team is poised for an exhilarating quest. After clinching a historic Bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the team now sets its sights on the ultimate prize: a Gold medal.

Harmanpreet Singh: With only 100 days to go for Paris Olympics, every practice and drill counts

In Paris Olympics, India is clubbed alongside defending champion Belgium, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Ireland in Pool B.

FILE PHOTO: Indian men’s hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh. | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT/The Hindu

Indian men’s hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh on Wednesday said with 100 days left for the Paris Olympics, every day, every practice and every drill will count towards building momentum to shine at the biggest sporting stage.

With 100 days to Paris Olympics, Indian men's hockey team targets gold

Captain Harmanpreet Singh and his deputy Hardik believe that the Indian men's hockey team is ready for the challenges in 2024 Paris Olympics.

Indian Hockey Team(Source: Hockey India)

With just 100 days remaining until the start of their journey at the Paris Olympics, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team has their eyes set on the ultimate prize- The gold medal.

Olympic Games Records - Most Matches

By Tariq Ali

The following is the list of the most matches played by countries and players in the Olympic Games

Men's Hockey
Matches Countries           Years
134.          India.                 1928-2020
128.          Netherlands     1928-2020
121.          Australia.          1956-2020
119.          Spain.                1928-2020
112.          Great Britain.    1920-2020
107.          Pakistan.           1948-2012
  92.          Germany.           1908-2020
  38.          West Germany  1968-1988
  88.          Belgium.            1920-2020
  88.          New Zealand.    1956-2020
  80.          Argentina.          1948-2020

Women's Hockey
Matches Countries.           Years
59.           Netherlands.       1984-2020
55.           Australia.             1984-2020
47.           South Korea.       1988-2016
46.           Argentina.            1988-2020
45.           Germany.             1992-2020
10.           West Germany.   1984-1988
45.           Great Britain.       1988-2020
44.           New Zealand.      1984-2020

The players who have played 30 or more matches in Olympic Games

Men's Hockey
Matches Players (Countries) Years
35.           Teun de Nooijer (NED) 1996-2012
32.           Pol Amat (ESP) 1996-2012
32.           David Alegre (ESP) 2004-2020
31.           Surjit Singh Panesar (KEN) 1960-1972
31.           Ric Charlesworth (AUS) 1972-1988
30.           Tobias Hauke (GER) 2008-2020

Women's Hockey
Matches Players (Countries) Years
32.           Natascha Keller (GER) 1996-2012
30.           Eva de Goede (NED) 2008-2020
30.           Lidewij Welten (NED) 2008-2020

England over-80s hockey team face Netherlands

Amy Walker

The team has claimed the game could be the oldest age group international in any sport

A group of octogenarian hockey players beat the Dutch side at a match in Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon.

SA Indoor Hockey Men look to defend crown and secure World Cup berth

The South African Indoor Hockey Men, proudly powered by Tops at SPAR, are gearing up for an exhilarating challenge as they head to Swakopmund, the esteemed venue of their triumphant 2018 African Indoor Cup of Nations victory.

Sticks down for New Zealand Hockey legend

One of the greatest ever Black Sticks, Olivia Merry, is today calling time on her international career.

Black Sticks great Olivia Merry retires

lack Sticks great Olivia Merry has called time on her exceptional career.

2024 Hall of Fame Inductee: Kelly Doton

Photo: Yan huckendubler

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – During the next two months, USA Field Hockey will be celebrating and honoring the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees prior to the celebration, hosted by the U.S. Field Hockey Foundation.

Top Scorers - Brinkman on a Hundred goals for Bloemendaal

Robbert Kemperman and Jochem Blok are alert to the movements of Thierry Brinkman during Sunday’s Klassieker Bloemendaal-Amsterdam. Photo: Koen Suyk

There were few changes at the top of the shooter rankings in the Tulp Hoofdklasse and Promotional Class last weekend. However, a few players entered the sub-top with a spot, such as Amsterdam attacker Fiona Morgenstern and Bloemendaal captain Thierry Brinkman.

Why Danique Visser quit - "I completely lost the fun"

Visser during one of her last matches at Bloemendaal, at home against Tilburg in November. Photo: Koen Suyk

Danique Visser (24 years old) was one of the greatest goalkeeper talents in the Netherlands a few years ago. As a potential she was allowed to smell the Orange. But she wasn’t happy in recent years. Last winter, Visser was the first goalkeeper to retire from Bloemendaal. That felt like a liberation. ‘I was no longer myself during the training sessions.’

Hockey Ireland Weekend Domestic Features Preview: Saturday April 20th & Sunday April 21st.

This weekend sees both the EY Hockey League Men’s and Women’s Division 1 Champions Trophy Quarterfinals, and the EYHL Division 2 Men’s and Women’s Play Off Finals.

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