To celebrate Olympic Day, which this year is on June 23, we continue to countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
But instead of looking at what is ahead, today we kick off a series of videos honouring our Men’s National Team’s participation in previous Olympic Games.
On average, Canada’s men’s field hockey has participated in every other Olympic Games – or half the Games – since the first time they qualified in 1964 in Tokyo.
Throughout the course of the vignettes, many of our previous Olympians share what it’s like to compete in the Olympic Games and their fondest memories.
In the first video of the series, Canada’s second most capped men’s field hockey player, Rob Short, who played in 346 international matches for Canada, shares his best memories of qualifying for and competing in the Olympics.
Field Hockey Canada will be inducting a special Olympic-themed Hall of Fame class in a ceremony in Vancouver on July 8. Janet Ellis, Nick Sandhu, and the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey which competed at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo will be inducted.
The event is also a sendoff for Canada’s 2016 Men’s National Team – who by that time will be named and will be in attendance – headed to the Games in Brazil this summer.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Olympic Sendoff are available for purchase here. A buffet dinner is included.