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  1. Netherlands and China women, Spain and New Zealand men top pool stage standings

    Last day of pool matches locks in Nanjing quarter-finals

  2. China and Netherlands women maintain flawless records

    New Zealand, Spain and Pakistan men all make it three wins in a row

  3. Safety and speed: a balancing act

    England and Great Britain’s George Pinner talks about staying safe between the sticks.

  4. South African men clinch victory in nail-biter against Australia

    Reigning champions Netherlands women record second clear win

  5. Hockey5s competition powers through Day 2

    Argentina and the Netherlands dominate women’s tournament

  • Hockey5s lifts off with a bang

    YOG celebrates Hockey5s world level debut with 84 goals

    A day after the stunning opening ceremony to the Youth Olympic Games, the Hockey5s event got off to a promising start with goals galore and eight action-packed encounters. The big surprise of Day 1 was delivered by the Uruguayan women who stunned top hockey nation Germany with a fantastic effort and well-deserved victory. Neighbouring Argentina’s Leoncitas – the little lionesses – landed a massive 22-0 win over Fiji, with eight goals by fiery Julieta Jankunas.  The remaining womens matches saw hosts China move past a valiantly fighting Zambian team, and Japan sailing past South Africa.  Meanwhile, the mens competition saw fewer goals but fiercer contests.  Spain sank five quick goals in their opening third against Bangladesh before their opponents could get their feet on the ground for a solid foundation for their 9-1 win. New Zealand wrestled down Zambia despite an outstanding performance by Richard Lungu in goal, while Canada charged to a...  x 11   More

  • The value of a good reference

    (Photo: frank uijlenbroek)
    Two of our top officials explain how technology is helping decision-making

    Jason McCracken and Carol Metchette are at the top of their game when it comes to match officiating. Carol was one of the video umpires at the women's Hockey World Cup in The Hague, while Jason was Tournament Director for the men's World Cup. In an era where the game is getting faster and an erroneous umpiring decision can cost a team dear, they explain why video referrals are such a good thing for our sport."The video referral has made a significant change to the role of the umpire," says Jason. "The main impact has been the accuracy of decision-making. Modern hockey has become incredibly fast and complex, and the timing for making accurate decisions has been shortened. The use of the video umpire has removed a considerable amount of conflict that used to exist between players and umpires. If a team is upset with a decision they now have the right to request a referral."Video referrals were first introduced as a trial at the women's Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in...  x 21 More

  • Cuba's hockey ambitions

    A visit to the Caribbean island demonstrated to President that Cuba means business

    Leandro Negre recently joined Alberto (Coco) Budeisky, President of Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF), on a visit to the Caribbean island of Cuba.  x 3 More

  • Good news for Irish Hockey

    A million euro grant is welcomed by hockey clubs in Ireland

    The Irish Hockey Association has received €1,134,775 in capital funding across 13 club-based applications. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring who announced a total of €40.5 million in grants for 880 sports projects across the country.  x 3 More

  • Hockey opens its doors to all abilities

    Disability hockey attracts more than 100 youngsters on opening weekend of hockey celebrations

    It is not simply the elite hockey players who are enjoying the limelight in The Hague over this World Cup fortnight. It was fantastic to witness more than 100 youngsters with some form of physical disability taking part in a special tournament at Cartouche Hockey club over the opening weekend of the hockey celebrations.  x 6 More

  • Hockey stars promote healthy living

    New initiative in Singapore kickstarts active lifestyle

    Sports lovers of all abilities will be able to take part in a wide range of sporting activities through a new initiative – ActiveSG. The Singapore sports programme, for which 30,000 people activated their membership on the first day, offers learn-to-play sessions, modified games and social leagues. Its motto is "Live Better Through Sport".  x 3 More

  • From the ‘other side’ of the whistle

    Being an umpire was never part of my ‘plan’. From the age of 11, I knew hockey would always be a part of my life. I loved playing, I loved coaching, in fact, I STILL love it. I guess when you have a passion for something, it doesn’t really matter at which level you are involved, the only thing that matters, is to still be a part of it. Well, this is the case for me.  x 9 More

  • Let's get technical

    For a sport that is thousands of years old, hockey really is leading the way in sports development. Whether we are talking about training, equipment or skills, hockey is always looking to push the boundaries. So much so, that other sports are looking our way for innovation and ideas.   For the next week we will be looking at some of the ways that hockey is developing. We hear from George Pinner, one of the best goalkeepers in the world about how a few inches of foam stands between him and a ball travelling at 100 miles an hour; a top sports university is radically changing how coaches use statistics; the use of video technology has transformed how hockey is officiated; and hockey sticks… can they get any more high tech? Take a trip into the future with FIH's Hockey Tech Uncovered!  x 5 More

  • Stars of the future set to shine in Nanjing

    16 nations will fight it out for the Hockey5s medals at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games

    After months of intense preparation and countless hours training, the finest young hockey players in the world are gearing up for what is certain to be the biggest event to date in their fledgeling sporting careers.  x 17 More

  • Black Sticks legend Couzins announces retirement

    Dean calls time on career after 318 appearances for New Zealand

    Black Sticks captain Dean Couzins has officially announced his retirement after playing a massive 318 test caps for New Zealand – the second most capped men’s hockey player in New Zealand’s history. More

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