Tom Boon will join his sister, Jill, at the 2012 Olympics. It is the only sibling pair in hockey at this Olympics.
Tom Boon will join his sister, Jill, at the 2012 Olympics. It is the only sibling pair in hockey at this Olympics.
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Belgium became the latest Olympic team to trim its team list to the final 16 for the upcoming London 2012 Games. Both the men’s and women’s teams were announced by head coaches Pascal Kina (women’s) Colin Batch (men’s). Having both teams in the Olympics is a major boon for Belgium. It is the first time that the women have ever qualified for the Games and the second straight appearance for the men’s team after a near 30-year absence from the Olympic program.

The final Belgium team lists are:

Belgium Women:
Boon, Jill         
Cavenaile, Louise                   
Coppey, Erica            
Danhaive, Lola            
De Groof, Stephanie    
De Vos, Charlotte (C)              
Delmée, Hélène                                  
Gerniers, Alix                          
Khouzam, Nadine (GK)             
Nelen, Barbara                        
Raes, Anouk                           
Sinia, Emilie                           
Valcke, Gaëlle            
Van Lindt, Lieselotte                
Van Regemortel, Anne-Sophie 
Vandermeiren, Judith                          

Reserves
Vermeersch Valérie                 
D'Hooghe, Aisling (GK)

 
Belgium Men
Boccard, Gauthier
Boon, Tom
Briels, Thomas
Charlier, Cedric
De Saedeleer, Alexandre
Dekeyser, Jérôme
Denayer, Felix
Dohmen, John-John
Gougnard, Simon
Luycx, Maxime
Reckinger, Xavier
Thys, Jeffrey
Truyens, Jérôme (C)
Vanasch, Vincent (GK)
van Aubel, Florent
Van Hove, Benjamin

Reserves:
Van Strydonck, Elliot
Leroy, Manu (GK)