3 days to go...ways to watch the hockey!

The Riverbank Arena Olympic hockey stadium


There are plenty of different ways that you can watch the hockey during the Olympics and show your support for the GB teams. Here's how...

At the Riverbank Arena

Those of you with tickets can support team GB and watch the action live at the fantastic Riverbank Arena. Click here to see an amazing 360 degree shot of the 'smurfturf' in the sunshine! Look out for the two new mini 'smurfturf' additions where the 630,000 hockey spectators will be able to Give it a Go during the Olympics.

On Hockey Hill

If you have ground passes to the Olympic Park, you can still enjoy live hockey, even if you don't have a ticket specifically for the Riverbank Arena. Hockey Hill is in the thick of the action, situated right outside the Riverbank Arena and the giant TV screen will be broadcasting every GB game live. Come along with your family and friends to enjoy a fantastic atmosphere. Make sure you wear red to show your support for team GB!

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At the International Hockey House
If you want to meet up with other hockey enthusiasts and support Team GB, the Grange St Paul's Hotel is the place to be. Inside the hotel is the International Hockey House bar where the atmosphere will be buzzing as live coverage of every hockey match is broadcast. Open daily from 8am - 3am, you will enjoy:

 •16 T.V screens so you won't miss any hockey action
 •Free WiFi
 •Daily draws to win fantastic prizes
 •Chance to meet hockey stars
 •Special meal offers - buy a main meal and get a free drink. Click here to       download the flyer.  

Grange St Paul's Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ. The nearest tube station is St Paul's - only five tube stops away from the live action.

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At your local Hockey HouseHockey houses 450

Want to support GB with your friends and family? Want to do it in a buzzing atmosphere of hockey fans but can’t get to the games?  Throughout the Olympic Games, 20 O’Neill’s and All Bar One high street bars and over 60 hockey clubs are being transformed into Hockey Houses. They will be decorated with British bunting, have life-sized cut outs of GB players as well as posters, giveaways and more. Most importantly, every match involving Great Britain will be broadcast live at these venues.

Get together at your local Hockey House to celebrate the goals, discuss the decisions, ‘oooohh’ the tackles and raise the roof in support of GB.

To find your nearest hockey house type your postcode into www.hockeynation.info and click on ‘watch’. Or visit www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk/hockeyhouses.

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On the BBC

As of Sunday 29th July, there will be a GB hockey match live on BBC television every day! The women’s and men’s competitions are being played on alternate days so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to watch and cheer on GB.

The women start things off at 7:00pm with their first pool match against Japan, while the men’s first game is against Argentina at 7:00pm on 30th July. See the table below for the timings and channels of GB's pool matches.

GB Women's Pool Matches

Date Time Opponent Channel
29/07/2012 7pm Japan BBC Olympics 7
31/07/2012 4pm South Korea BBC Olympics 10
02/08/2012 7pm Belgium BBC Olympics 7
04/08/2012 4pm China BBC Olympics 8
06/08/2012 7pm Netherlands BBC Olympics 10

GB Men's Pool Matches

Date Time Opponent Channel
30/07/2012 7pm Argentina BBC Olympics 8
01/08/2012 4pm South Africa BBC Olympics 12
03/08/2012 4pm Pakistan BBC Olympics 10
05/08/2012 7pm Australia BBC Olympics 7
07/08/2012 7pm Spain BBC Olympics 7

*Please note that the 'BBC Olympic Channels' can be accessed online by clicking here or via the red button by Sky, Freesat and Virgin viewers. BBC Sport Logo

Click here to download a full Olympic hockey match schedule.



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