Hockey explained (Part one)

Find out everything you need to know about hockey at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venue it will feature in, to the equipment required.

Hockey is a fast and exciting team sport played by more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Whether you are a complete novice or returning to the sport, the Hockey Nation website lists places you can take part or watch the sport in the UK.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic hockey events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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