Day 1 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Day 1c - Day 1 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - For a moment, host country Japan was immediately on its way to the first surprise of the tournament in the opening game of the Olympic hockey tournament. In the second quarter, Siegfried Aikman's team fought back from a 0-2 deficit to a 3-2 lead against top country Australia, thanks in part to two goals from HGC player Kenta Tanaka. A stunt hung in the air, but after the break the Japanese had to capitulate when things started to go wrong for the Australians and they managed to score three times (3-5).

Day 1 in Tokyo, host country Japan opened the Olympic tournament with a defeat against Australia (3-5). Reigning Olympic champion Argentina had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Spain. Germany recorded the biggest win on the first day of play by beating Canada 7-1. Below is the round-up of the first day of the men’s tournament. Japan […]

Orange starts mission in Tokyo with 5-1 win over India

goal Albers india 1024x683 1 - Orange starts mission in Tokyo with 5-1 win over India - The omens were soon good for the Dutch national team in the Oi Hockey Stadium. Under a dark sky – in Tokyo the sun sets at 7 p.m. – Felice Albers found Frédérique Matla's arms after six minutes of hockey. It was a cross from Margot van Geffen's back line that tipped Albers in at the far post. A 1-0 lead for the Orange, with Lidewij Welten and Xan de Waard returning from their injuries.

The Orange Women started their hunt for a gold medal in Tokyo with a 5-1 victory over India. At first they had a hard time and they let the Indians equalize, but in the end the difference in quality was too big. For attacker Felice Albers, her Olympic debut with two goals was a fairy tale. The […]

The Red Lions strike hard from the start

B9727788787Z.1 20210724055727 000GIGIJH3QQ.3 0 - The Red Lions strike hard from the start - The Red Lions started their Olympic tournament in the best possible way, beating their best Dutch enemies to a final score of 3-1. Three goals were scored by Alexander Hendrick: two on PC, one on stroke!

The Red Lions started their Olympic tournament in the best possible way, beating their best Dutch enemies to a final score of 3-1. Three goals were scored by Alexander Hendrick: two on PC, one on stroke! In the heat of the Oi stadium (32ºC), fortunately, swept by some welcome gusts of wind, we witnessed a match […]

Kiwi men go down 3-2 to India despite late comeback

WEB STORY IMAGE 1024x600 1 - Kiwi men go down 3-2 to India despite late comeback - India equalised four minutes later after four-time Olympian Shea McAleese saved a penalty corner on the line with his body, and Rupinder Pal Singh sent the subsequent penalty stroke in with bullet-like speed.

The New Zealand men’s hockey team have started their Olympic campaign with a 3-2 loss to India in stifling heat at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The Pool A match between the ninth-ranked Kiwis and the fifth-ranked Indian side finished the way of the rankings despite a late comeback from New Zealand including four penalty corners […]

Ireland Shine at the Oi Stadium in Olympic Debut

2049298 - Ireland Shine at the Oi Stadium in Olympic Debut - Ireland made a dream start to life as a women’s Olympic hockey team as they got the best of South Africa in their debut on this stage at the Oi Stadium. 

Ireland 2 (R Upton, S Torrans) South Africa 0  Ireland made a dream start to life as a women’s Olympic hockey team as they got the best of South Africa in their debut on this stage at the Oi Stadium.  Róisín Upton’s powerful low drag-flick in the ninth minute meant they held the lead from […]