Tuesday 24 July marks exactly two years until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where the Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hopefully compete for gold medal glory.
The Hockey tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will run from 25 July to 7 August at the Oi Seaside Park, with Argentina and the Netherlands heading in as the reigning men’s and women’s gold medallists respectively.
The Kookaburras are nine-time Olympic medallists, with one gold, three silver and five bronze medals. They won a bronze at the 1964 Olympic Games held in Tokyo too.
The Hockeyroos are three-time Olympic gold medallists but women’s Hockey wasn’t at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Beyond Hockey at Tokyo 2020, there’s many milestones for the Games, with four new sports – skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and karate – to make their Olympic debuts.
Australia will field their second largest team ever, behind only the 2000 Sydney Olympics team on home turf.
Tokyo’s time zone will also ensure Australian viewers aren’t kept up to all hours of the night, ensuring fans can support the Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras from afar.