Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Allow this blog to share the news that will be music to the ears of hockey fans in the country.

The FIH today announced the preliminary broadcast schedule for the Hero FIH Olympic Qualification Tournament set to being in Delhi, India this Friday.

The tournament will be broadcast in India (Ten Sports), Singapore (Starhub), Malaysia (Astro Supersport 3) and Europe (Eurosport) in addition to the games that will be offered through live streaming on the FIH website.

Delhi is playing host to the both a men’s a women’s qualification tournament featuring six teams on both the men’s and women’s side battling for a spot in the London 2012 Games. Only the winner of each tournament will earn a berth to the Games. The tournaments are the first of six Olympic Qualification events (three men’s and three women’s).

The schedule listed below is subject to change. The times listed are according to each individual market. The broadcast schedule is listed alphabetically by the broadcast provider.

SAT 18-Feb

16:30 (M) Canada vs. Italy
18:30 (M) France vs. Poland
22:30 (M) India vs. Singapore

SUN 19-Feb
13:30 (W) India vs. Ukraine [Delayed]
16:30 (W) South Africa vs. Ukraine
18:30 (M) Singapore vs. France
22:30 (M) India vs. Italy

MON 20-Feb
08:20 (W) India vs. Canada [Delayed]

TUE 21-Feb
16:30 (M) Singapore vs. Canada

WED 22-Feb
11:30 (M) Poland vs. Italy [Delayed]
13:00 (W) Poland vs. India [Delayed]
14:30 (M) France vs. India [Delayed]
16:30 (W) Canada vs. Poland
18:30 (M) Italy vs. France

THU 23-Feb
15:00 (W) India vs. South Africa [Delayed]
16:30 (M) Canada vs. India [Delayed]

SAT 25-Feb
10:00 (M) France vs. Canada [Delayed]
11:30 (W) Italy vs. India [Delayed]
13:00 (M) India vs. Poland [Delayed]
17:30 (W) 5th/6th Placing [Delayed]
19:00 (W) 3rd/4th Placing [Delayed]
17:30 (W) 1st/2nd Placing [Delayed]

TUE 28-Feb
17:30 (M) 5th/6th Placing [Delayed]
19:00 (M) 3rd/4th Placing [Delayed]
17:30 (M) 1st/2nd Placing [Delayed