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OLYMPIC HOCKEY SPECIAL: Black Sticks women look to foster belief up front today, sadly men’s Olympic campaign is over

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  Welcome to our Olympic Special newsletter. We’ll provide daily updates from our Olympic hockey teams as they compete for glory at Tokyo 2020.    UPCOMING GAME     WOMEN VS CHINA   SATURDAY 31 JULY
12:30 PM | SKY SPORT 8 (Tokyo 6)     WOMEN’S POOLS   The Kiwis have dropped to third and will need points from their final pool match to be sure of a quarterfinal.   WOMEN’S POOL STANDINGS     MEN’S POOLS   The Black Sticks finished fifth in Pool A and failed to make the quarterfinals after last night’s loss to Argentina.   MEN’S POOL STANDINGS       Chance to foster belief up front says O’Hanlon Black Sticks goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon is hoping their strikers will gain some real confidence from today’s final pool match against China.   O’Hanlon, who has been at the core of a strong Kiwi defensive unit in Tokyo with just four goals conceded, hopes today’s game is a chance to foster belief up front.   READ THE FULL STORY Olympics over for Black Sticks men after loss to Argentina The Black Sticks men have finished their Olympic campaign without making the play-offs after going down 4-1 to Argentina in their final pool match last night.   In the all-or-nothing game, the Kiwis needed a win or a draw to secure a quarterfinals spot with both teams sitting equal on four points chasing the last play-off spot.   READ THE FULL STORY HOW TO WATCH THE OLYMPIC HOCKEY ACTION All New Zealand’s hockey matches in Tokyo will be live on one of Sky Sport’s 12 Olympic channels, and many of the games can also be watched free-to-air on TVNZ.

You’ll be able to catch all the hockey action plus your other favourite Olympic events with daily coverage on Sky between 12pm and 2am most days.
    SEE THE FULL NZ HOCKEY SCHEDULE USEFUL LINKS   The NZ Team Home   Tokyo 2020 Olympics Home Olympic Hockey Olympic Hockey full schedule Get to know the men’s squad  Get to know the women’s squad   HOCKEY IN THE NEWS   Argentina play their best game to knock out Black Sticks.   READ THE STORY     Listen out for Graham Shaw on NewstalkZB’s All Sport Breakfast this morning.   READ THE STORY     See how the men’s quarterfinals shape up.   READ THE STORY         Hockey New Zealand
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