After 90 days of virtual training, 13 players of the Argentina Men’s Hockey team appeared at CeNARD on 18th June 2020 and carried out the first practice in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), which not only stopped activities but also forced to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year.
Under strict sanitary protocols approved by the Ministry of Health -see protocol-and after resolution 1056/20 signed by the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, which enables sports practice developed by Argentine athletes who are classified for the XXXII Olympic Games that They will take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021, those led by Germán Orozco returned to the ring.
In the first practice, only physical work was carried out on the track, while next week the work on the court was gradually resumed.
“Luckily today we returned to training after more than 90 days. We had a space away from the field where we could meet with all the necessary security measures, with a specially armed room to work safely”, Orozco explained.
In reference to sanitary measures, the medical body of the Argentine Hockey Confederation took care of preparing a room for the team to meet, in which they had individual chairs respecting social distancing, chinstraps, protective masks and gel alcohol. Each used their drink, which was labeled with the name. In addition, each member of the campus had the temperature taken at the entrance to CeNARD and prior to beginning the training.
“Today they did physical work on the running track. The boys were happy to meet again, to see us again and to do a different activity from what we had been working on by zoom. We are going to be working for a month with three weekly meetings at CeNARD, in groups, both physical and hockey. This is our new great start, ” said the Argentine coach.
The players found in the country are: Nicolás Cicileo, Leandro Tolini, Juan Ignacio Catan, Emiliano Bosso, Pedro Ibarra, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Manuel Vivaldi, Tomás Bettaglio, Lucas Vila, Santiago Tarazona, Federico Fernandez, Federico Monja and Juan Martín López.
Those who work abroad, continue with a training plan given by the coaching staff.