Emotional Eva de Goede: ‘Bizarre that we did this’

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Eva de Goede could not fully comprehend it after the Olympic final. The captain of the Orange Women took her third gold medal after the 3-1 win over the Argentines at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo. “I still don’t believe it,” said an emotional De Goede in front of the NOS Studio Sport camera. “It’s so […]

Marijne steps down with head held high

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With Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne at the helm, few can still believe the surreal progress that the Indian women’s hockey team has made. From finishing last at the 2016 Rio Olympics to barely making the qualification cut for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Rani Rampal-led women’s side, has scripted a fairytale at the ongoing Games in […]

Netherlands reign supreme on top of the world

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The Netherlands has crowned its reign of the past five years with an Olympic gold medal. In Tokyo, the Orange Women won the final against Argentina 3-1 on Friday. A key role was played by the retiring Caia van Maasakker, who converted two penalty corners. For the Netherlands, it is the fourth Olympic title in women’s hockey and […]

Great Britain beat resurgent India to Bronze

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Olympic Games – Bronze Medal Match Great Britain 4 India 3 Great Britain’s women had to work hard to secure the Bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 as a feisty India team just fell short at the Oi Hockey Stadium, turning around a 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2 before finally succumbing 4-3. In a game of […]

India Fall at the last hurdle after epic battle

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India has not been able to crown the fairytale at the women’s tournament of the Olympic Games with a medal. The team of national coach Sjoerd Marijne fought back against Great Britain from a 2-0 deficit to a 2-3 lead, but still it was the British who won 4-3 and took the bronze. Tears rolled down […]

Shane McLeod retires as an Olympic Champion Coach

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Shane McLeod bids farewell to the Red Lions on a highlight. The New Zealander led the Belgian hockey players to the Olympic title in Tokyo in shootouts against Australia on Thursday for the first time in their history. “I am very happy, it is a special and moving day. That I can end my coaching career with […]

Belgium hockey golden revolution on top of the world

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The Belgian hockey revolution has finally received its Olympic gold crown in Tokyo. The Red Lions won Australia’s final at Oi Hockey Stadium. After a 1-1 final score after regular time, Belgium won the shoot-outs. After the shoot-outs, there was a lot of joy in the Belgian camp. A few minutes earlier, the Red Lions had also stormed […]

Netherlands break GB hearts and end Olympic defence

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Olympic Games – Semi-Final Netherlands 5 Great Britain 1 Great Britain’s defence of their Olympic title was ended in emphatic fashion by the Netherlands at the Oi Hockey Stadium as they suffered their heaviest defeat against the World No. 1 since November 2018 when they lost 4-0 at the Champions Trophy in Changzhou. Having narrowly […]

Orange wanted to make something clear to ‘arrogant’ GB

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In the run-up to the Olympic semi-final against Great Britain, the players of Orange did not want to talk about feelings of revenge. But after the resounding 5-1 victory, it was clear that the older generation in Alyson Annan’s selection, in particular, wanted to make something clear to GB. “I think everyone had their own personal reason […]

Orange dethrones GB with masterclass

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The Dutch national team convincingly qualified for the final of the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday. Opponent and reigning Olympic champion Great Britain was dethroned and humiliated 5-1. Orange played a great game. Never before has a women’s team won a semifinal at the Olympics by such a large margin. Two goals came from the stick of Felice […]