Rio to stage Olympic hockey test event
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS) Eight teams from seven nations in the Americas will take part in the official Rio 2016 hockey test event beginning on Tuesday.
In the men’s tournament, hosts Brazil – ranked 32 in the world – will face Chile (ranked 25), Trinidad and Tobago (33) and Mexico (35), reports Xinhua. The Brazilian women’s team, who are ranked 41, will play host to Barbados (48), Paraguay (55) and Peru (65). The teams will meet each other in a round robin before the medal matches are staged on Saturday.
International Hockey Federation (IHF) sport director David Luckes said the event – also known as the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship – will provide an ideal chance for the organisers to fine-tune the venue at Deodoro Olympic Park. “This event will allow us to resolve any small issues and recommend any improvements with a view to making this a world-class venue not only for next year’s Olympics, but beyond, with legacy a key factor in this venue’s construction,” Luckes told Rio2016.com on Monday. Rio will also stage the Olympic badminton and canoe slalom test events this week.
Sanjay Manjrekar Points Out The Difference Between Two Bowling Units in Wellington Test
While the Indian team is struggling from the day one of the ongoing Wellington Test, the former Indian cricketer and present commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar pointed out the difference between New Zealand and Indian bowling units. It is the first game of the two-match Test series…
Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli Continues Dismal Form On New Zealand Tour
T20Is – 45, 11, 38, 11, ODIs – 51, 15, 9, Tests – 2, 19, these are the scores of Indian captain Virat Kohli on ongoing New Zealand tour. Kohli has scored a solitary fifty on the ongoing tour and has looked out of sorts….