The dust has settled on a hugely entertaining and keenly contested Olympic Hockey Tournament. There were some wonderful technical skills on display and some exciting, close-fought matches. This bodes well for the game and its global image. Everything seems to be rosy in the garden. Everything, that is, except the video referral system. Apart from Barry Davies and Sean Kerly’s commentary, video referrals have been the most talked about topic among the hockey-watching public this past few weeks. Continue reading
The Top of the D has already looked at the men’s competition. Now it is the turn of the women, with TTOTD’s end of tournament reports. Today, the teams ranked 1st-6th.
Pre Tournament ranking: 1st.
Final Position: Gold Medallists.
The Riverbank Arena belonged to the Dutch tonight as a sea of orange, a deafening crowd and a superb band roared their team on, witnessing a wonderful performance from their team. Continue reading
Great Britain’s Women overcame the disappointment of their semi final defeat on Wednesday to sweep New Zealand aside and snatch the bronze medal at the sweltering Riverbank Arena in Great Britain’s best Olympic hockey finish since 1992. Continue reading
It was to be tears before bedtime at the Riverbank Arena as Argentina’s superb, controlled display broke the hosts’ hearts in a thoroughly absorbing encounter. Continue reading
With both of the teams well supported in the packed Riverbank Arena it was all set for a classic encounter. Continue reading
Argentina bounced back from their surprise defeat against the USA with an impressive win over the previously unbeaten Blacksticks in front of a passionate travelling support here tonight. Continue reading
Goals from Ashleigh Ball, Laura Bartlett and Crista Cullen sent Great Britain to the top of their pool and continued their 100% run in the Olympic hockey competition. Continue reading
Things were going swimmingly for Great Britain’s ladies in their opening match of the London 2012 tournament. Cruising to a 4-0 win against Japan, the crowd lapping up the performance of their heroes and the clock running down to a comfortable three points.
With four minutes left to play, Captain Kate Walsh was struck in the face with a stick and left the field with what was later discovered to be a broken jaw, which threatens to prematurely end her tournament.