Hockey

Russia return to international hockey scene with World League Round Two qualification

By Emily Goddard

Russia and Switzerland have qualified for the Hockey World League Round Two ©FIH/FFURussia have qualified for the Hockey World League Round Two to put an end to their 24-year absence at major tournaments in the sport.

Jason Lee stands down as England women's hockey coach weeks before Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Jason Lee has left his role as head coach of the England women's hockey team ©Ady KerryJason Lee has left his role as head coach of the England women's hockey team less than a month before the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games after an England Hockey review into the side's worst performance at a World Cup earlier this month.

England Hockey World Cup flops given second chance at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Hockey England has unveiled the men's and women's team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesEngland's women's hockey team will be looking to put the disaster of the recent World Cup behind them as 14 members of the team are named in the squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Australian Olympic hockey champion De Young retires

By Emily Goddard

Liam de Young has announced his retirement from competitive hockey ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic champion hockey player Liam de Young has announced his retirement from the sport.

Next stop Glasgow as Australia aim to continue hockey dominance at Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Hockey Australia has named its squads for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty Images Hockey Australia has revealed the men's and women's squads that will be targeting gold at Glasgow 2014 as they look to maintain their dominance at next month's Commonwealth Games.

FIH President Negre rules out future joint men's and women's World Cups

By Emily Goddard

Leandro Negre has ruled out the possibility of future combined men's and women's Hockey World Cups ©AFP/Getty ImagesLeandro Negre, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), has ruled out the possibility of future combined men's and women's World Cups because of the "huge" costs.

FIH apologises to England after protest over Argentina's "extra man" in Hockey World Cup bronze medal match

By Mike Rowbottom

Argentina's men celebrate their 2-0 win over England in the bronze medal match at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup - but the result was subject to protest ©Getty ImagesThe international hockey federation (FIH) was forced to make an embarrassing apology to England's men's team in the wake of their 2-0 defeat in the bronze medal match at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup after it transpired the victors, Argentina, had fielded an extra man for almost two-and-a-half minutes.

Ciriello hat-trick helps Australia's men beat Dutch hosts at Hockey World Cup final

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's men celebrate their 6-1 win over hosts The Netherlands in the final of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup ©Getty ImagesAustralian defender Chris Ciriello scored a hat-trick as his side inflicted a 6-1 defeat on host nation The Netherlands to win the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on a day when fast-rising Argentina claimed bronze after a 2-0 win over England.

Lammers signs off with a goal as Dutch women maintain nation's World Cup fever with hockey gold

By Mike Rowbottom

The Dutch women celebrate after winning the Rabobank Hockey World Cup on home ground in The Hague with a 2-0 win over Australia ©AFP/Getty ImagesA day after orange celebrations were rampant in Brazil following The Netherlands'  5-1 win over football's defending World Cup champions Spain, Dutch sporting followers were able to acclaim another World Cup victory as their women's hockey side beat Australia 2-0 to earn gold medals which were presented by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
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