The schedule has been revised by the FIH (International Hockey Federation) for the men’s and women’s fixtures for the Olympics which are going to take place next year in Tokyo.
The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to start from the 24th of July this year but it got postponed until next year as the coronavirus cases were increasing day by day all over the world.
Earlier, the Hockey Federation mentioned on their website that the hockey event was going to take place from 25th July till 7th August this year. The matches were going to be played at the Oi Hockey Stadium located in the capital city of Japan. Now, the federation stated that the venue of the event and also the order of the matches is going to be the same but the Olympics Hockey competitions will begin from the 24th of July till the 6th of August, 2021.
The opening game of the men’s competition will be played by Australia and Japan and on the other hand, the women’s opening match will be played between India and the Netherlands.
The men’s and women’s final competitions are going to be played on the 5th and 6th of August correspondingly.