23 May 2012

NZ hockey teams to open Olympic competitions

5:44 pm on 23 May 2012

The New Zealand men's and women's hockey teams will both be involved in the opening matches of their respective competitions at the London Olympics.

The Black Stricks women are first up on Sunday the 29th of July against Australia, while the men start their competition the next day against South Korea. Both matches are at 8:30 in the morning in London.

With two days between matches the women then play South Africa, Argentina, the United States and Germany.

The men also play India, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

The top two from each group qualify for the semi-finals.