10 Jun 2021

Hockey: Black Sticks bank on element of surprise at Olympics

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 10 June 2021

The Black Sticks hockey teams are hoping the element of surprise will be on their side at the Tokyo Olympics.

Both the women's and men's squads for the Games were announced today, adding another 32 athletes to the wider New Zealand group.

The team's relative isolation to their rivals has meant just four international matches for both since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last year.

But - as Clay Wilson reports - the Black Sticks believe that could be their advantage in Japan.