Rio to stage Olympic hockey test event

  • Eight teams from seven nations in the Americas will take part in the official Rio 2016 hockey test event beginning on Tuesday. In the men's tournament, hosts Brazil - ranked 32 in the world - will face Chile (ranked 25), Trinidad and Tobago (33) and Mexico (35). The Brazilian women's team, who are ranked 41, will play host to Barbados (48), Paraguay (55) and Peru (65). The teams will meet each other in a round robin before the medal matches are staged on Saturday. (Source: IANS)