HOCKEY: The Australian Men’s Hockey Team found themselves lacking their familiar sharpness as they went down 3-0 to Argentina in the first of three practice matches in Rio de Janeiro.
Jamie Dwyer believes that the Australian men’s hockey team must play to its full potential if it is to replicate the gold medal success of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.
Hockey Australia has advised the Australian Olympic Committee of the withdrawal of Tristan White (NSW) and nomination of West Australian Aran Zalewski as his replacement in the Australian Men’s hockey team bound for the Rio Olympics.
The women’s hockey section of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team is hoping the fresh talent of 12 debutants will be the key to securing Olympic gold in Rio.
Australia’s Opening Ceremony flagbearer will be announced on Wednesday in Melbourne with a host of athletes in contention to lead the Australian Olympic Team into Rio’s Maracanã Stadium on August 5.
The hard work has only begun for 16 men’s hockey players today selected to take to the pitch at Rio, says triple Olympic captain Mark Knowles.