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    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.

    A hockey player’s life during a tournament is fixated on the match days. Pre-match preparations, performance on the pitch and post-match recovery pretty much fill the day of competition, but what do the players do when there is no hockey on the agenda? More

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    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?

    The appointment of Max Caldas as coach to the men's team demonstrates just how determined the Dutch Hockey Board (KNHB) is about raising the men's team to another level. Caldas has enjoyed enormous success with the Netherlands women. Can he now win gold with the men?  x 8 More

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    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.

    Behind every successful team there is a bevy of people whose jobs combine to create the right situation for the players to perform at their best. We meet the people on the England men's bench.  x 4 More

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    On the prowl in Bhubaneswar

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

    John-John Dohmen gives an insight into Belgium men's preparations for the Champions Trophy in India.  x 45 More

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    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

    Welcome to the venues that will host hockey's last major internationals of the year. Here we take you on a whistle stop tour of the two venues for this year's Champions Trophy events  x 8 More

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    Marsha Cox attends Olympic Agenda 2020 round table presentation

    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...  x 3 More

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    What is in a name?

    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

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    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...  x 8 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

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    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...  x 9 More

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    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

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    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... More

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