After 1998, girls grew up in a world where a gold medal hockey team smiled at them from the front of Wheaties boxes.

The Australia men's national field hockey team (nicknamed the Kookaburras) is one of the nation's most successful top-level sporting teams.They are the only Australian team in any sport to receive medals at the last six Summer Olympic Games (1992–2012).

Rugby Australia, the sport’s governing body in … The first Australian men’s team competed at Melbourne 1956 and since then they have finished no lower than sixth.

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There is an increasing number professional leagues around the world, and the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 attracted a TV audience of 150 million. Great Britain's women have won a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating defending champions the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.



The U.S. women's hockey team won their first Olympic gold medal since 1998, beating out Canada in a six round shootout. With Nagano, the Olympics became the pinnacle of women's hockey. Olympic Day The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

of women’s sports, but more recently it has been soccer achieving significant mile-stones.

Australian Country Women's and Men's Hockey Teams selected annually from the Australian Country Hockey Championships. The Winter Olympics, which began in 1924 in Chamonix, France, included a men's ice hockey tournament, and it has been part of the Winter Games ever since. Australia’s female rugby sevens team are the reigning Olympics champions.Until now, they weren’t paid the same as their male counterparts. The first Australian cricket team to go on tour internationally did so in 1868.

From 1920 to 1968, the Olympics also acted as the Ice Hockey World Championships, and the two events occurred concurrently. The women's hockey team of Switzerland huddles before the start of its Group A match against Canada. The Kookaburras placed in the top four in every Olympics between 1980 and 2012; in 2016, the Kookaburras placed sixth. The Australian side was an all Aboriginal one and toured England where they played 47 games, where they won 14 games, drew 19 and lost 14. The Australia women's national field hockey team (nicknamed the Hockeyroos) are, as of January 2019, ranked third in the world. In its 100 years of Olympic existence, hockey has been essentially dominated by one country. Randi Heesoo Griffin scored at … (Express Photo by Amit Mehra) There was not much fanfare when the women’s hockey team departed for the Asia Cup.