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  1. Making the most of downtime

    Whether it is cards, cricket or a trip around town, hockey players have their own ways of chilling out between games. We find out how some of the stars will be spending their Champions Trophy downtime.

  2. Has Max got the Midas touch?

    After achieving every honour possible with the Netherlands women's team, can Max Caldas now turn silver into gold with the men?

  3. Who's who on the team bench?

    They are the men and women who stay out of the limelight, but they are essential players in their team's success. We meet the people on the sideline.

  4. On the prowl in Bhubaneswar

    Can the Red Lions break into the top echelons of hockey?

  5. Mendoza and Bhubaneswar - homes to hockey’s end of year showcase events

    As the hockey nations get ready to descend upon Argentina and India, we take a look at what lies in store for players and supporters at the two destinations

  • Marsha Cox attends Olympic Agenda 2020 round table presentation

    (Photo: IOC/Ian Jones )
    President Bach revealed 40 proposals for the Olympic Agenda 2020

    Earlier this week, South Africa’s Marsha Cox was part of the round table with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. During this round table, President Bach revealed 40 proposals for the Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session on the 8th and 9th of December in Monaco.  During the public launch of the recommendations at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, President Bach called the 20+20 proposals “the culmination of a year of open, transparent and widespread debate and discussion, which had already begun in mid-2013.” “These 40 recommendations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle,” he added. “When you put them together, a picture emerges that shows the IOC safeguarding the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthening sport in society.” South African Captain, Marsha who lives and plays in...  x 3 More

  • What is in a name?

    (Photo: frank uijlenbroek)
    Who is going to win the Champions Trophy this year? Las Leonas? Die Danas? The Cherry Blossoms? The Oranje? The Red Lions?

    It is now de rigueur for sports teams to have nicknames that their fans can associate with, so here is the definitive guide to the names and colours of the teams doing battle in Bhubaneswar and Mendoza  x 16 More

  • David Hatt named President of Hockey Australia

    David Hatt has been named as the new President of Hockey Australia, succeeding Stuart Grimshaw, who resigned in September to move overseas. More

  • Welcoming the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame

    In recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and tireless dedication to the sport of field hockey in Canada, eight outstanding and accomplished individuals have been inducted into the inaugural Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame as the first class. More

  • First European FIH Hockey Academy course

    In partnership with the FIH, the European Hockey Federation delivered the first European FIH Hockey Academy Level 1 Coaching Award course in Greece this month.  x 15 More

  • Golden age of umpiring

    An historical moment for hockey as three umpires were honoured at the Asian Games in Incheon.  x 53 More

  • The women's Champions Trophy by numbers

    Statistics are addictive for all sports fans. Here we have a smorgasbord of facts and figures from the women's Champions Trophy: statistics guaranteed to elevate you to the level of super fan.

    This will be the 21st edition of the women's Champions Trophy after it was introduced to run alongside the men's competition in 1987. A total of 14 teams have participated in the event during its history, with the Netherlands only missing one edition and the Hockeyroos missing two. Other teams to have participated are: China, Great Britain & England (whose records are considered separate), Argentina, Germany (who first competed as West Germany), Japan, Korea, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, United States and Canada. When it comes to home advantage, the jury is out. Of the 20 editions to date, the home side has won seven titles. In 2012 the event was held in the Argentine city of Rosario and Argentina duly carried the honours, while the 2011 edition was played in Amstelveen, in the Netherlands, and an orange-clad crowd cheered the Netherlands to victory. Quite what impact the passionate crowd at Mendoza will have on the matches is hard to judge.  Netherlands women and...  x 8 More

  • Six of the best for Luciana?

    Can Argentina repeat the success of 2012 and make it a fairytale ending for a hockey icon?

      The blue and white-clad Las Leonas are the number three-ranked team in the world, five-time winners of the Champions Trophy – including the last edition – and a team more than capable of lifting the trophy in front of the passionate Argentinian home crowd. The competition, which takes place in Mendoza, will be bitter-sweet for the Argentinian team and its supporters as it is more than likely to be the last appearance of talismanic player Luciana Aymar at a major international event. Aymar holds the record for the number of appearances at the Champions Trophy with 14 events under her belt and five gold medals to her name. She will be hoping to make it super six on 7 December. The captain of Las Leonas is Ana Macarena Rodriguez and the 36-year-old defender took a few minutes to talk to FIH about her team's aspirations for this year's Champions Trophy.  "Our preparations for the tournament are going well. We are working hard to be at our peak performance for...  x 9 More

  • Testing competition awaits teams in Mendoza

    With the Champions Trophy just three weeks away, coaches are fine-tuning their teams, while keeping one eye on Rio

        The Champions Trophy has a dual role in the eyes of many coaches. First and foremost it offers a route to Olympic qualification, but secondly, it is also an opportunity to test new players at the top level of competitive hockey. This is particularly true of this year's event. Following the 2014 World Cup and with just under two years to the 2016 Olympics, now is the time many coaches will be making changes to their squad with an eye to the next few years. We hear from three teams that will have high hopes for success in both the women's Champions Trophy and Rio 2016. Sjoerd Marijne is the new coach of the Netherlands women's team, and considering the success of the Dutch team in both the last two Olympic Games and the 2014 World Cup, making any changes to a successful squad will be a challenge. "It is difficult coming into a winning team, but I will not be changing things much," says former U21 coach Marijne, "My style is similar to that of Max (Caldas) - the... More

  • Laughter at heart of fight against cancer

    Shaved heads, moustaches and dyed hair...

    Whether it is raising money at club days; making a statement with shaved heads, moustaches and dyed hair; hockey players across the globe are involved in the fight against cancer.  October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, but we mustn’t forget that breast cancer is just one of many strains of the disease that can have a devastating impact on our lives.  Although breast cancer largely affects women, there is an increasing number of men now being diagnosed with breast cancer. However, men are more likely than women to suffer from a wide range of cancers. The types of cancer that affect solely men are prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and cancer of the penis; while both genders are at risk from bowel cancer, lung cancer and bladder cancer, to name just a few. Hockey is playing its part in the fight against the disease. Coaches versus Cancer is a national programme in the USA, in which coaches lead their teams in fund-raising and awareness-raising events. Coaches...  x 4 More

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