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Women & Men
21 - 30 August 2015

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre,
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Women & Men | 21 - 30 August 2015

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Fascinating Facts!

  • England’s men came 3rd in this years’ Commonwealth Games
  • “Modern Day” hockey was first played in Scotland in the 1700s
  • At the 2012 London Olympics, hockey was the 3rd most watched sport
  • Men’s hockey has the fastest swing speed of any sport, including golf and baseball
  • The game is called ‘Hockey’ everywhere but North America, who call it ‘Field Hockey’
  • Players travel over five miles and up to ten miles during the course of a hockey match
  • Hockey is the national sport of Holland
  • Hockey is played by men and women in over 100 countries on 5 continents by over 3,000,000 people around the world
  • Celebrities such as The Duchess of Cambridge, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Lawrence were avid hockey players growing up.

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