29 Mar 2011

Blue pitches for Olympic hockey tournament

10:47 am on 29 March 2011

Organisers of next year's Olympic hockey tournament in London have announced that the matches will be played on blue pitches with pink surrounds.

It will be the first time a major hockey tournament has been played on a blue surface since artificial green turf began to replace natural grass pitches in the 1970s.

It is hoped the vivid colour combination will provide a better spectacle for fans at London's Olympic Park hockey venue and those watching on television.