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  • Going the extra distance

    How do hockey players measure up when it comes to covering the miles?

    This weekend saw thousands of people pounding the streets in the 34th London Marathon. The 26.2 mile course, which winds through the streets of London, is the pinnacle of many people's sporting achievements, but we wondered how the distance covered by elite hockey players during a tournament such as the Rabobank Hockey World Cup measures up in comparison? More

  • Food of champions

    Healthy eating is on the menu at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    Taking part in sport is a healthy activity, so why undo all the good work by filling up on greasy snacks after a game? Until now, Dutch sports club canteens have offered hungry hockey players little other than deep-fried fast food. So the Dutch hockey association is working with local farmers in an effort to make sure healthy snacks are a fixture on every sports club menu.  x 2 More

  • Meet Team Australia... will three be their magic number?

    The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras have both won the World Cup twice. Can they make it a double treble in the Hague?

    Relaxed, aggressive and competitive. All words that can be used to sum up the Australian approach to sport, and all words that characterise why the green and gold of Australia has become synonymous with success at major hockey tournaments.  x 12 More

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    Las Leonas send warning signal to opponents

    With six weeks to go, Argentina enjoy a perfect warm-up in Hawkes Bay

    Argentina emerged as champions at the inaugural Hawkes Bay Festival of Hockey and sent a clear message of intent to their opponents at the forthcoming Rabobank Hockey World Cup.  x 333 More

  • Three is the magic number for Marsha

    Influential South African leads her team in her third Hockey World Cup

    Marsha Cox (nee Marescia) has played more than 300 times for South Africa, including three Olympic Games and two Hockey World Cups. She made her debut in 2001 and was part of the squad that finished ninth in the Athens Olympics of 2004.  x 6 More

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    Canadian teams dominates in Montevideo

    Men see off their next door neighbours and women dispatch Argentina to clean up at the Pan-American Indoor World Cup qualifiers

    The Canadian men's and women's teams reigned supreme in their respective 2014 Indoor Pan American Cup campaigns and will now represent the region in the 2015 Indoor World Cup.  x 9 More

  • A never-ending desire to win

    Kath Johnson is one of many hockey players who have discovered a whole new world of competition at Masters level

    Kath Johnson quit the international scene in 2000 with 100 GB caps, 79 appearances for England, and numerous club honours and two years later she stopped playing hockey altogether. More than a decade later, Kath returned to both the national and international stage, playing for National league side Harleston Magpies and England O45s – an experience that has been "fantastic".  x 32 More

  • Lungile's legacy for Langa

    Hockey star's vision for a brighter future for township sporting hopefuls

    Lungile Tsolekile represented South Africa in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and his story is one that symbolises modern South Africa. As a boy he grew up in the huge, sprawling Langa township on the outskirts of Cape Town. In 2008, he represented South Africa at the Beijing Olympics  x 18 More

  • African hockey taking good form

    With both the men's and women's teams in the FIH top 12, and with role models such as the women's captain Marsha Marescia and chief executive officer of SA hockey Marissa Langeni, South African hockey is in good shape. More

  • Candidates announced for FIH’s Athletes’ Committee elections

    The FIH is pleased to announce the names of six women and 15 men, who make up the candidate list for the inaugural FIH Athletes’ Committee elections, set to take place during this year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup this June. Whilst the FIH Athletes’ Committee already exists, this will be the first time that four of the eight seats will be elected by athletes.  x 479 More

  • Fast, exciting and intense – it's outdoor hockey's little cousin

    African World Cup qualifiers gives indoor hockey a chance to take centre stage

    Pace, intensity and non-stop action are the three factors that first drew sisters Kim Pretorius and Tracy Martens (nee Pretorius) to indoor hockey. Despite spells with outdoor clubs in their home country South Africa, and in England, the sisters always return to the game that has given them most enjoyment.  x 27 More

  • Updated mobile app is ready to roll!

    Latest version of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 app brings you closer to the action

    The official Rabobank Hockey World Cup mobile app connects you to the latest news, the match schedule and information about participating countries. The latest version of the app, to be launched later today, will display the teams, players, a social wall and a tournament guide to all the venue activities. More

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