Hockey is a popular sport in the Commonwealth countries of Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and England.
Venue: Olympic Green Hockey
Germany wins gold medal in men’s hockey
Germany defeated Spain 1-0 to win the gold medal in men’s hockey at the Beijing Olympics.
Christopher Zeller was the only goal scorer for the game.
Earlier in the day, Australia crushed the Netherlands 6-2 to win bronze.
Argentina wins bronze in women’s hockey
Argentina have won the bronze medal in the women’s hockey, beating Germany 3-1.
Claudia Burkart (11th minute), Carla Rebecchi (23rd) and Noel Barrionuevo (62nd) scored the goals for Argentina. Anke Kuehn scored Germany’s only goal.
Trouble at the hockey: wrong color undies
The New Zealand men’s hockey team were in trouble this week for wearing the wrong color underwear. Three players wore black undies under their white shorts.
The New Zealand’s hockey manager Kevin Marr had to watch the game from grandstand as punishment.
Olympic hockey rules state that shorts must match the color of a players underwear.
Australia has easy win over Canada in men’s hockey
Defending champions Australia beat Canada 6-1 yesterday in their opening match at the Beijing Olympics.
In other matches, Germany beat China 4-1 and Great Britain defeat Pakistan 4-2.
Hayden Shaw scored three goals for New Zealand beating South Korea 3-1.
Spain had a victory over Belgium 4-2 and the Netherlands beat South Africa 5-0.
The women’s matches [...]
U.S. ties with Argentina in women’s hockey
The United States tied with Argentina in women’s field hockey in the opening game.
“To play the world No. 2 in the first game of the Olympics and come away with a 2-all tie, we are to a degree satisfied,” U.S. coach Lee Bodimeade said.
The game was played in the afternoon rain in Beijing.
“I am not [...]
New Zealand Olympic hockey teams named
New Zealand has named its men’s and women’s hockey teams for the Beijing Olympics.
Ryan Archibald will captain the men’s side and the women’s team by Lizzy Igasan.
New Zealand men: David Kosoof (North Harbour), Blair Hopping (North Harbour), Ben Collier (North Harbour), Steve Edwards (North Harbour), Ryan Archibald (Auckland), Simon Child (Auckland), Dean Couzins (Auckland), Paul [...]
Pakistan and Great Britain will open their Olympic hockey campaigns against each other on August 11. China will kick off the tournament with the opening match against Germany as 12 teams participate in the event.
In the women’s event, Japan will play New Zealand with China playing Spain in the second match.
Pakistan is included in [...]
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