Archive for 2012/08/10
Golden girls: Netherlands on the podium – hockeyimages.co.ukLONDON, August 10 – Netherlands became only the second team in history to retain their Olympic hockey title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women’s gold medal match at the Riverbank Arena on Friday. Chances were even in a scoreless first half before Netherlands got the opening goal of the match in the 45th minute. Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel followed up an Eva de Goede penalty corner flick to slap the ball into the goal for a 1-0 lead
CIARAN Williams hopes the home nation’s Olympic performances have inspired a new generation of British handballers. Team GB were unable to win any of their fixtures, but improved with each game and won over many new fans in the Copper Box at Olympic Park.