Tokyo Olympics: Hockey Goalkeepers to be Changed on Permanent Basis as Teams Expand their Squad to 18 members


The IOC has permitted alternate gamers to be accessible for choice for workforce sports activities following a request by worldwide federations. Nonetheless, groups can solely use the initially determined variety of gamers within the taking part in squad, which is 16 within the case of hockey.

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Nonetheless, moreover the alternate gamers, reams are allowed to take a reserve goalkeeper/participant to Tokyo.

A reserve goalkeeper can come into the squad in case of an harm or COVID-19 case solely on a everlasting foundation if he/she is registered earlier than the deadline and has been staying in Tokyo in a bio-bubble.

If a participant is being changed by a reserve participant as a consequence of a optimistic COVID-19 check, a replica of this check consequence must be offered.

If a participant is changed as a consequence of isolation or quarantine as a consequence of a COVID-19 an infection or for distinctive causes, any related proof, data and/or paperwork must be offered to the match supervisor.

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The reserve goalkeeper/participant will keep in a lodge in Tokyo and might be examined each day. The reserved participant might be allowed to be on the venue.

Requested whether or not the reserve participant staying in a lodge and never the Olympic village will increase the well being threat, Thierry Weil, CEO of FIH stated the reserve participant would even be in bio-bubble and comply with the identical guidelines as these within the Olympic Village.

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“We’re conscious that the groups wish to have as many gamers as potential. However that’s not potential contemplating the IOC’s restrictions on general athletes on the Olympics.

Thus that is the very best resolution. The reserve goalkeeper/participant may even be in a bubble, may even be examined each day similar to everybody else in Tokyo Olympics might be. So there’s unlikely to be any threat,” Weil stated at a digital worldwide with choose media on Friday.

The FIH clarified that using this facility is non-obligatory, with groups having the ability to use one of many alternate athletes, already accredited, as a second goalkeeper throughout the squad of 18 ought to they want.

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