GB Hockey statement regarding Tokyo 2020 postponement

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Great Britain Hockey welcomes the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

With the Coronavirus causing continued uncertainty and hardship across the world, we fully support the IOC and Tokyo Organising Committee in the decision to postpone the Olympic Games.

It is naturally deeply disappointing for our athletes, staff and all hockey supporters, but we look forward to working with UK Sport, the BOA and the English Institute of Sport to prepare for the rescheduled event.
Both the men’s and women’s Great Britain teams have qualified for Tokyo 2020 by beating Malaysia and Chile in qualification matches played in London last November.

This decision is likely to have ramifications for hockey at both domestic and international level and we will communicate further developments in due course.
We wish everyone good health during these difficult times and we look towards a time when people at all levels can start playing again.