Olympic Hockey: Sustainable hockey pitch developed for Tokyo Olympic

A viable hockey field has been developed for this year’s Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo by Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), in collaboration with Polytan Asia Pacific and the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

Olympic followers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey followers can book Olympic Hockey Ticketfrom our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

APT, a global manufacturer of synthetic turf, created the Poligras Tokyo GT playing surface. It is the first synthetic hockey field in the world to have filaments made from more than 60% recyclable raw materials, in particular sugar cane.

Other durable features include a subsurface shock absorber that uses fully recycled rubber and a binder that has been produced with carbon dioxide. The field aligns with the objective of making Tokyo Olympic sustainable and carbon-neutral games.

The Olympic medals were made from precious metal extracted from cell phones and other small electronic devices donated by the public. Tokyo Olympic officials’ uniforms should be made from recycled plastic, while the Olympic flame is made from aluminum waste and the podiums from recycled household and marine plastic waste.

Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Roads that reflect heat and water-absorbing pavements, and a plan for all electricity used at competition venues and the athletes’ village to be produced by renewable energy, are among other initiatives designed to help fight against climate change proposed by the organizers. APT also claims Poligras Tokyo GT, which has been tested and certified by FIH, offers cooling technologies that keep surface temperatures 10 to 20% lower than those of other terrains.

This increases player comfort, with conditions in Tokyo expected to be warm and reduces the need for irrigation. The speed of the balls also increased by 15% on the new surface, compared to the ground used in Rio 2016, according to tests. The field was installed at the Oi Hockey stadium, the Tokyo Olympic hockey site.

Olympic 2020 fans can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey: Improved fitness in last three years behind the team’s success, said women’s hockey skipper

Skipper Rani Rampal believes that improving physical fitness has been key to the recent success of the Indian women’s hockey team. Last year marked an eventful season for the Indian women’s team by booking its ticket to the Olympic 2020, where for the first time in the history of the game, it will make consecutive appearances.

Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey fans can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

The team also clinched honorable victories against quality teams like Spain, Ireland, Japan, China, Korea, among others, last year, while beating higher-ranked teams like New -Zealand and Great Britain at the Olympic 2020.

“The start of the Olympic year was good. Especially because last year we managed to qualify for Tokyo. Since then, the graph of women’s hockey has been going well. In the last three years, the team has been very successful, “Rani told PTI.

The skipper feels South African Wayne Patrick Lombard, who was appointed as the scientific advisor of the women’s team in 2017, has made a significant contribution in improving the fitness level of the players, something the team had lacked previously.

“The mixture of fitness and skill has been great. Previous we used to lag behind in fitness. Nonetheless, that has better in the last three years. Wayne Lombard has functioned really hard with the side, personally and separately,” she supposed.

“In today’s time if the suitability is good we can play well but if there is no suitability even the skill won’t help,” she supposed.

Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Rani, who currently has more than 240 caps for India, feels the improved level of fitness has brought a belief in the players that they can beat any team irrespective of the rankings.

“It has boosted the team’s confidence. They are not scared of facing any side. Also because these days ranking doesn’t mean much, whoever performs better on that given day wins,” she supposed.

We are concentrating on our game more than others. Our competition every day is with ourselves. How we can perform better and better. Former Dutch hockey player Janneke Schopman has joined the Indian women’s side as an analytical coach last month and Rani feels the Olympic gold medalist has made breakthroughs in her very first tour.

“She herself is an Olympic gold medalist so she is convincingly aware of the side, how the players feel. She has also aided us on the mental side. She tells us small, small things that have helped us a lot in the New Zealand tour,” Rani supposed.

Talking about the Tokyo Olympic, the skipper said the team needs to take one game at a time and avoid being overwhelmed. We have to utilize all the chances that we get. We can’t break the structure, if we break that, we lose.

“We will take one game at a time in the pool stage. We have to plan match by match, not rush ourselves saying that we need to win all five matches in the pool stage and once we reach the quarterfinals it is anyone’s game,” she supposed.

Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hospitality Tickets| Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

On the individual front, Rani, who has been a member of the national team since she was a 15-year-old, developed the first-ever hockey player to win the admired ”World Games Athlete of the Year” award last month and the 25-year-old feels it is the main credit for women’s hockey.

“Pleased to be the first women’s hockey player to win the prize. This is the biggest credit for women’s hockey and it feels nice when women’s hockey gets such a credit,” she concluded.

Olympic 2020 fans can get Olympic Ticketsthrough our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Canoe: Luuka Jones Double win for Olympic 2020 at New Zealand Open

Luuka Jones may have had an extreme 2019 however she’s had an amazing beginning to her 2020 kayak slalom crusade, with a twofold success at the New Zealand Open.

Olympic admirers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Canoe supporters can book Olympic Canoe Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

The triple Olympian – who seems to be in structure for her fourth Summer Games in Tokyo Olympic this year – defeated Frenchwoman Camille Prigent in the ladies’ K1 last on the Mangahao River close to Shannon, Manawatu on Sunday. She at that point supported that up toward the evening with a C1 triumph, taking off Spain’s Klara Olazabel and Andorra’s Monica Doria Vilarrubla in the last.

I’m simply extremely glad to paddle well in C1 – I had an extremely intense season a year ago and just couldn’t get any races together and I’m simply grasping the way that I sense that I’m back and in a decent spot, Jones says. She says the universal unforeseen makes for quality hustling.

I did a couple of instructional meetings with Monica and they’re both in the best 10 on the planet so having that challenge just pushes you to go somewhat harder and includes that additional piece of weight, which is beneficial for me.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

Jones completed her C1 last in 116.22secs, 1.82secs in front of Olazabel. Her K1 win was more tightly, in the wake of getting a 2-second touch late in her run, leaving her with a 101.27 aggregate, 0.57seconds away from Prigent, who is one spot in front of Jones in the ICF universal rankings.

Cook Islands paddler Jane Nicholas was third in the K1 in 107.61secs, in front of Martina Wegman (Netherlands) and Vilarrubla. Rotorua’s River Mutton was the following best Kiwi, completing 6th in 118.23. Finn Butcher snatched some early command in the men’s K1, in the meantime, in front of the primary Olympic determination race in a fortnight in Auckland.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

Alexandra’s Butcher checked a clean 92.17secs in the last, 2.66secs away from Sweden’s Erik Holmer and 3.13secs in front of world No 20 Michel Smolen (United States). Jack Dangen, who won an Olympic spot for New Zealand finally year’s big showdowns, missed the last, while Rotorua’s Zack Mutton was fourth.

I didn’t have the best world champs and it set me back a piece in the choice race however now it’s something I must stroll towards and attempt and supervisor it, he says.

Olympic 2020 enthusiasts can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing marketplace. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most consistent and reliable source to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey: Harmanpreet Singh ready to help India onto Olympic Podium

The world number five team is in fine form as the Olympic 2020 in Tokyo Olympic draw near, just like their impeccable skipper. Defender Harmanpreet Singh is one of the key assets of the India national hockey squad as they begin the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey fans can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Swimming Tickets | Olympic Hockey Tickets |

In both the first and second matches that served as qualifiers for Olympic 2020, Harmanpreet made critical contributions to help India punch their tickets for the Games. But just how did Harmanpreet get hooked on the sport?

Farming traction

Born on January 6, 1996, on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab, farmer’s son Harmanpreet was enamored by the big wheels of the farm tractor. Seeing his enthusiasm, his father permitted him to drive the vehicle.

It was this endeavor, where Harmanpreet would frequently beat up his shoulders and arms wrestling with the tractor’s unwieldy stick shift, that the stalwart hockey player credits as having imbued in him the ability to carry out his potent drag-flicks.

Steered by the hands of fate

An interest in hockey that he cultivated since childhood led Harmanpreet to join the Surjit Hockey Academy in Jalandhar at the age of 15 with the hopes of becoming a forward.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Swimming Tickets | Olympic Hockey Tickets |

However, during his debut at the 2014 Sultan Johor Cup in Malaysia, his skill as a defender shone brighter instead. The then 18-year-old Harmanpreet sent in an incredible nine goals during the match and all of them from penalty corners. He would change the path of his low and powerful shots at the last second to keep the goalkeeper flummoxed.

Harmanpreet enjoyed further success in Malaysia the following year, clinching the gold medal at the 2015 Men’s Hockey Junior Asia Cup by being the top scorer of the competition with 14 goals.

Olympic foray and a bunch of other firsts

2016 was a year that saw Harmanpreet begin a streak that has, to date, seen him score 56 goals in 101 appearances, and consequently, win plenty across the board. First, there was a bronze medal at the 2016 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in London, where he was also named the Young Player of the Tournament.

After that, it was on to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Harmanpreet became one of the youngest hockey players to represent India, before capping off the year with a gold medal in the 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup held in Lucknow and bronze in the 2016–17 Men’s FIH Hockey World League season.

2017 saw Harmanpreet maintain his sharp form, emerging as the top scorer, with seven goals, in the tenth edition of the Men’s Hockey Asia Cup after India defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the final to win their third title.

In 2018, at the final running of the Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy, before it got replaced by the Hockey Pro League the following year, Harmanpreet Singh and the India team had to settle for silver after they narrowly lost out to Australia on penalties.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Swimming Tickets | Olympic Hockey Tickets |

Tokyo Olympic preparations

Heading into the Tokyo Olympic, the 23-year-old is shaping up well for the challenge that lies ahead of him in the New Year. While the year has gone by saw the ace drag-flicker take his game a notch higher and test the best in the business, he will know that the road ahead is set to be more daunting if he has to fulfill the dream to handing India another Olympic medal in a discipline that they once dominated.

The Indian team will be next seen in action on January 18-19, when India take on the Netherlands in their opening FIH Pro League tie in Bhubaneshwar.

Olympic 2020 followers can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Canoe: Canadian canoe star Laurence Vincent Lapointe awaits ICF decision on doping violation

She remains temporarily suspended for having follow measures of Ligandrol in an out-of-rivalry doping test. Canadian Olympic Canoe star Laurence Vincent Lapointe must stand by longer to see whether she will contend in this present Summer Games.

Olympic enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to book Tokyo Olympic tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Canoe devotees can book Olympic Canoe Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has told the competitor it needs more opportunity to settle on a choice in regards to her doping infringement a year ago. Ladies’ dash kayak makes its Olympic 2020 presentation in Tokyo.

Vincent Lapointe is a gold-decoration contender having won a joined 11 world titles in C-1 and C-2 in her vocation. The 27-year-old from Trois-Rivieres, Que., had a meeting with the ICF on Dec. 9. She remains temporarily suspended for having follow measures of Ligandrol in an out-of-rivalry doping test led July 29.

Ligandrol used to treat conditions, for example, muscle squandering and osteoporosis is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rundown of restricted substances since it has an anabolic steroids impact. Her legal counselor Adam Klevinas has fought the Ligandrol could have originated from polluted enhancements. The canoeist has said she gets her items from the National Team Training Center.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

While Vincent Lapointe is temporarily suspended, she can prepare without anyone else and expects to go to Florida to do as such. I am surely frustrated that we haven’t got an official conclusion at this point, as I had trusted would be the situation, Vincent Lapointe said Wednesday in an announcement discharged by her specialist.

In any case, while I sit tight for an official conclusion, there are under 200 days before the Tokyo Olympic start and I have to get back on the water at the earliest opportunity with the goal that I can prepare as hard as I can in quest for my objective of winning a gold decoration in August.

“Her legal advisor anticipates a choice from the ICF in about fourteen days. This further postponement ought not at all be considered as a sign that the result will be troublesome for Laurence, Klevinas said.”

We stay sure that, when the ICF renders its choice, Laurence’s name will be cleared and that she will have the option to put this issue behind her as she seeks after her definitive target — winning Olympic gold in Tokyo Olympic this mid-year.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

Under ICF rules, the doping control board had 30 days from the date of the meeting to render a choice. Because of the multifaceted nature of Laurence’s case, just as different issues that the ICF has suddenly needed to manage, for example, WADA’s suspension of Russia and the suggestions this has on Olympic 2020 capability, we comprehend that extra time will be required for the ICF to render a last, contemplated choice, Klevinas said.

Vincent Lapointe, Klevinas and Olympic Canoe Canada won’t remark further on the issue until the ICF declares its choice, the announcement said. The canoeist isn’t the main Canadian competitor fighting a doping infringement in front of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Hospitality Tickets | Tokyo Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages | Summer Games Tickets | Olympic Hospitality | Olympic Canoe Tickets |

Showjumper Nicole Walker of Aurora, Ont., tried positive for a cocaine metabolite finally summer’s Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She accuses expending coca tea for the infraction. Canada’s show hopping group was deprived of its fourth-place finish, which ousted the nation from the Olympic 2020 field.

Olympic 2020 enthusiasts can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most consistent source to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey: Alex Danson to return to training as she aims for Tokyo Olympic squad

Gold medalist Alex Danson has definite she will make a strange return to training with the Great Britain hockey side on Monday after her career was disrupted by a freak concussion. Danson has not been part of the set up since hitting her head on a wall while smiling on holiday in September 2018. 

Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey fans can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

 Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

“I’m not who I was, I have a richness of experience that only these last long months could have given me,” she wrote.

In an interview in August she detailed how she could not jog for 10 months after the chance and has since hurt severe and tenacious headaches, but as she pushes to make the group for Tokyo Olympic, Danson, 34, is set to return to the team’s Bisham Abbey HQ next week.

She supposed on Friday: “It’s been a long 18 months since I last played international hockey. I realized over this New Year that 2019 was the first time in 17 years that I hadn’t played an international game.”

She was part of the Great Britain team which won Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 but has not played since captaining England in their World Cup quarter-final loss to the Netherlands in August 2018.

She also said “I am delighted that I am able to return to our centralized program. On the way to the place I’ have spent more time in my life than I have at home.” 

Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Danson, whose sister, Claire, an international triathlete who was paralyzed in August after a bike accident, added: ‘The last 18 months have established me to perhaps my limits, with my health, separation, and incapability to do the things I used to do with such ease. 

‘I’m still not 100 percent but with time running out before the Tokyo Olympic now it my last chance to see what I can do.

Olympic 2020 followers can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey: Japan and Australia to open Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament

Japan’s men will face world number one-ranked Australia in the opening match of the Olympic hockey tournament at next year’s Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo. The International Hockey Federation and Tokyo Olympic officials, including sports director Koji Murofushi, revealed the match schedule for the men’s and women’s competitions at a ceremony in the Japanese capital.

Olympic admirers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey admirers can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

 Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

The men’s gold-medal match will be held on August 6, with the women’s showpiece taking place the following day. Organizers have scheduled games for the morning and evening in an effort to avoid the high temperatures expected during Games-time.

On the occasion of a press briefing in Tokyo involving Tayyab Ikram, FIH Executive Board Member and IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission Member, Koji Murofushi, Tokyo Olympic Sports Director, Shihori Oikawa, Japan Women’s hockey national team player and Seren Tanaka, Japan Men’s hockey national team player, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) today revealed the match schedule of the Tokyo Olympic hockey tournaments.

 Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

The opening match will involve the Men’s national squads of Japan, the hosts, and the current number one team in the FIH World Rankings, Australia, on 25 July. The first match of the Women’s tournament will be played on the same day and sees the Netherlands who are topping the FIH World Rankings

All 12 teams in the men’s event will be in action on the first day of the Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament on July 25. New Zealand plays India and Spain take on Argentina in the other Pool A matches.

In Pool B, the Netherlands faces Belgium in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final, while Canada entertains Germany and Britain square off against South Africa. The Netherlands, who lost the Olympic final to Britain in Rio 2016, will take on India in the first women’s game of the competition in Pool A.

 Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets | Olympic Hospitality |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Ireland’s clash with South Africa in the same group is the only other women’s game scheduled for the opening day. The remaining eight women’s squads will make their entrance into the Olympic tournament on July 26.

In Pool A, Britain goes up against Germany, while Japan plays China, Australia takes on Spain and New Zealand face Argentina in Pool B. Oi Hockey Stadium will stage the hockey rivalries at the Sports.

Olympic 2020 fans can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey schedule for Tokyo Olympic revealed

The world number one Kookaburras will take center stage in the opening match of the Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament after being scheduled first up against host Japan. The match schedule for the men’s and women’s Olympic 2020 Games hockey competitions was revealed at a press briefing overnight in Tokyo Olympic.

Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey fans can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

The mouthwatering opening encounter against Japan will take place on Saturday 25 July 2020 at 10:30am AEST in front of what is sure to a be a full Oi Hockey Stadium. After Japan, the Kookaburras take on eight-time Olympic gold medalists India on Sunday 26 July before facing reigning Olympic champions Argentina.

“To be arranged against the Olympic 2020 host nation to start the contest is really thrilling for our group and will be a countless way to launch our movement,” Kookaburras Head Coach Colin Batch said.

The Olympic is the highpoint of our game so we know the greatness of the test in front of us and with the schedule now free, we can start to plan and prepare accordingly for what is fast. The first match of Tokyo Olympic will be against Spain (ranked 7th) on Sunday 26 July (11:00am AEST). The world number two ranked Hockeyroos will be back in action the following day against China, who they played against during the Tokyo Test Event earlier this year.

“Here are no easy games at the Olympic 2020, and coupled with how close-fitting and closely challenged international women’s hockey is at the moment, we will have to be at our best for every game we play,” Hockeyroos Head Coach Paul Gaudoin said.

All of the countries in our group are capable of thrashing anyone in the world on any given day so we need to make sure we make as best we can over the next eight months to make sure we are in the best possible condition, both physically and spiritually.

The Men’s and Women’s Gold medal games will take place on 6 and 7 August individually. The format of the Olympic 2020 Games Tokyo Olympic hockey contests sees the 12 competing teams split into two pools where they play in a round-robin arrangement.

The top four sides in each pool proceed to the sector finals with the winners rolling to the medal rounds. The full game schedule of the Tokyo Olympic hockey tournaments as well as the which were long-established last month can be watched. The games will be staged in the brand-new.

Olympic 2020 followers can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Eventing: Swiss Land ‘Final’ Tokyo Slot, But Team Chances Still Out There

Switzerland claimed the last Olympic team place for Olympic 2020 at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup final at Boekelo in the Netherlands on October 13th. Their squad has been coached since the winter by Andrew Nicholson and it certainly shows. They finished the best of the teams in the overall Nations Cup rankings not already bound for Tokyo Olympic.

Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Eventing fans can book Olympic Eventing Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

The Tokyo factor added an extra frisson to Boekelo’s traditionally lively end-of-season party. But Boekelo might not quite be the Tokyo last-chance, because “qualification” has a strange interpretation in equestrianism. You can be qualified AND ineligible simultaneously.

Despite all the format manipulation aimed at admitting new countries, Olympic hopefuls still have to meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER) before occupying the place they have supposedly clinched. And the MER deadline for the team contest – a minimum of three riders of prescribed competence – is approaching like an express train: December 31st.

For newbies China and Thailand, it’s a case of so near and yet so far! Those two countries won their region’s quota place at a special competition in Saumur, France in May, amid much fanfare from the FEI. But the competition was staged at the old two-star/new three-star level. Rather less public attention was drawn to enormous “ask” of now mastering the next level up in a matter of months: the MER requires one completion including a cross-country clear, at the new five-star long format, or two at the new four-star, a long and a short.

While I may have missed something on the FEI database, it looks like two Chinese eventers have obtained the MER so far, the experienced Alex Hua Tian who ran as an individual at Beijing 2008, and Liang Ryuji. Thailand has just one, Weerapat Pitakanonda – both he and Liang secured their MERs in under five weeks at their first four-star attempts in Europe this summer and, it has to be said, did so fairly comfortably. China has a further three rider’s half-way there with four-star short qualifications, and Thailand one.

There are 13 remaining opportunities to obtain Olympic MERs worldwide, largely at events in the Americas and Antipodes. Riders are now prohibited from chasing MERs within 24 days of starting a “Long” CCI cross-country or within 10 days of a “Short.” That is a new stipulation, preventing horses being over-run at last-minute competitions which have had a strange way of appearing in the calendar before previous Games.

But can China and Thailand, in all seriousness, achieve this? And if so, given the precarious nature of Eventing, can they feasibly keep four horses fit and well to start in Tokyo Olympic from such a minute pool of participants? China has invested all its effort in the pre-selected six based in Europe this year.

So at least one team place is likely to be back in the pot soon. Who benefits will be decided by the special Olympic rankings table – most likely northern European. The FEI will reallocate if needed by February 17th. Canada is maybe just a notch too far down this list. However, the top two competitors from the Group D Olympic Eventing ranking list will be invited to compete. The list is currently topped by Karl Slezak and Colleen Loach, but Holy Jacks-Smither is on her way to Les Etoiles de Pau CCI5*-L in hopes of improving her ranking.

I chatted about this with Alex Hua Tian, who seems pretty sanguine about China’s prospects for Olympic 2020 and looks at the long-term. The mere possibility of a team presence has, he says, already piqued interest at the national level, and if they don’t make Tokyo Olympic, the European experience has stood China’s embryo team in good stead for a crack at Paris 2024. He also reminded me that it took Japan (third in the Boekelo Nations Cup final) two Olympic cycles to develop the strength and depth to be competitive in time for Olympic 2020. Given the chance, other non-traditional nations can catch up quickly and see off some of the well-aired concerns about the dilution of quality.

Meanwhile, Boekelo’s customized version of the Olympic three riders/no drop-score system was unexpectedly entertaining. At least it seemed so to me compared with last year’s trials of the new Olympic 2020 format at Mill street (Ireland) and Strzegom (Poland;) they were so bewildering I thought my head would fall off.

The Boekelo teams all seemed determined to complete their original trio. But I still harbor fears that someone who has been a spectator for half the competition will end up mounting the team podium next year. We saw how real that possibility could be at Boekelo when New Zealand finished fourth out of 12 good squads, despite calling up their substitute after the dressage, having accepted 20 extra penalty points.

Jennie, of course, she is still shown as a non-completion on the individuals’ scoreboard, just the kind of contradiction that will make casual observers glaze over when watching Tokyo Olympic on TV. Diehard fans have been digesting the substitution formula for months, but still probably watched Boekelo with one eye on the “bluffers guides” thoughtfully published by Horse & Hound and Eventing Nation.

Even the FEI’s own press release about Boekelo says the scoring caused a lot of head-scratching! The Boekelo commentators certainly had difficulty trying to distill it to a few words – good luck explaining it on Twitter next year!

Olympic 2020 supporters can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most consistent source to book Olympic Packages.

Olympic Hockey: Teams qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games

Olympic 2020 qualification is in the basket for GB’s hockey sides nonetheless captain Hollie Pearne-Webb knows her squad has plenty more to offer ahead of Tokyo Olym pic. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey fans can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

The women’s outfit needed a play-off qualifier to secure their place in Japan but a two-legged win over Chile ensured they will take their place at the top table next summer. Perfection has eluded them thus far and while they have an Olympic gold medal from Rio 2016 to defend, Pearne-Webb knows what has gone before won’t influence the future.

Olympic Hockey Tickets |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets
Olympic Hockey Tickets |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

“This one a hard eight months ahead for us. We all famine to be on that plane to Tokyo Olympic, so rivalry and training are successful to be even more significant and harder than ever,” she said.

There’s going to be competition for those 16 places. We’ve got a different squad completely so our aims are based on us not looking back. We do not have any pressure just since we are the ruling champions. Nonetheless, I think all of us will want a gold medal so I think that will be our goal. I think to go into Rio people would have written us off and I think if probably if people were looking at it now they would think the same.

“Every single one of us in our squad knows we have so much more to give and over the next eight months we will try and develop that and there will certainly be an accidental of us receiving gold at Tokyo Olympic.”

Olympic Hockey Tickets |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Pearne-Webb and her side boasted a 3-0 lead from the first leg and pressed home their advantage, with Tess Howard getting the first goal of the second game within just four minutes. Rio hero Laura Unsworth doubled the advantage before Chile pulled a goal back, but it didn’t stop Mark Hager’s side from booking their place in Japan.

They’ll be joined by Danny Kerry and the men’s squad, who overcame Malaysia 9-3 on aggregate after winning the second game 5-2. Alan Forsyth’s hat-trick and a double from Sam Ward took them over the line – 31 years on from the Olympic gold-medal winning performance of Seoul 1988.

“There was a lot of pressure on me – all over social media I was being told I was on 99 goals, so it was hard,” Forsyth told BBC Sport.

Olympic Hockey Tickets |Olympic 2020 Tickets | Olympic Tickets | Olympic Packages| Tokyo Olympic Tickets

“My mum was here on Saturday so I tried to get it done while she was here, but we got the win, that’s what matters. I don’t want to look back and be disappointed but I use not being selected for Rio [as motivation] every day – I missed one Olympics and I don’t want to miss another. I know we’ve qualified but I’ve got a lot of work to do to make sure I’m in the team for Olympic 2020.”

Olympic 2020 followers can get Olympic Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. OlympicTickets2020.com is the most reliable way to book Olympic Packages.