Olympic Hockey – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Olympic Hockey – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Hosts shine in hockey test event in Rio
Brazil’s men defeated South American rivals Chile in dramatic fashion to win the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship raising hopes that the sport will attract a fanatical local following ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
The home nation won the final 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after drawing the match 2-2, while the women’s final saw Barbados convincingly beat Peru 3-0. The eight-team competition at the brand new hockey venue in Deodoro Olympic Park captured the imaginations of those present and was described as “very positive” by organisers.