Day 2 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Day 2 review - Day 2 at the Tokyo Olympic Games - Reigning Olympic champion Great Britain started the tournament with a defeat against Germany, one of the biggest competitors of Orange in the battle for gold. The British still took the lead after thirteen minutes, but in the end it was Germany that won 1-2, thanks in part to a goal from former SCHC striker Charlotte Stapenhorst.

Argentina – the number two in the world – had a poor start to the Olympic games tournament. In their first group match, Las Leonas immediately lost to New Zealand (3-0). Reigning Olympic champion Great Britain also lost the first game. Germany was too strong with 1-2. Japan-China scored the most goals (3-4). Great Britain-Germany 1-2 (1-1) Reigning Olympic […]

Netherlands escapes embarrassment against world number 14

ANP 434351117 1024x683 1 - Netherlands escapes embarrassment against world number 14 - With three quarters to go against a mediocre team like South Africa, nothing seemed to be wrong. But Caldas' words after the first quarter had barely stopped when it was already 0-3. Once again Van der Weerden worked the ball away dramatically. Nicholas Spooner was therefore allowed to strike freely. Blaak made the first save, but Tevin Kok rammed the rebound high above the goalkeeper into the ropes. The Netherlands, the number three in the world, trailed 3-0 after eighteen minutes against the worst team of these Games on paper. The Dutch players stared in disbelief at each other and at the scoreboard.

The Orange squad escaped a disgrace on Sunday against South Africa, the number fourteen in the world ranking and last placed team at these Games in Tokyo. After a 0-3 deficit, the team of national coach Max Caldas struggled to a 5-3 victory in the final phase. The Orange squad made it through the second day […]

Blacksticks women in stunning opener

WSP 9278 1024x608 1 - Blacksticks women in stunning opener - The New Zealand women’s hockey team have startled world no.2 Argentina with a 3-0 victory in their opening Olympic match at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium.

Kiwi women upset world no.2 in Olympic opener The New Zealand women’s hockey team have startled world no.2 Argentina with a 3-0 victory in their opening Olympic match at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The result was even more remarkable considering the sixth-ranked Kiwis were without their two most experienced players today with captain Stacey Michelsen […]

Great Britain Olympic defence starts in defeat to Germany

WSP2507218670 - Great Britain Olympic defence starts in defeat to Germany - Olympic Games – Pool A

Olympic Games – Pool A Great Britain 1 Germany 2 Great Britain’s defence of their Olympic title began with a defeat as Germany came from behind to win 2-1 on the North Pitch at the Oi Hockey Stadium. The heat required the breaks at the end of the first and third quarters to be extended […]