Hockey Fields for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Athletes playing hockey on an artificial fieldElite players demand the best – and today’s field hockey pitches have come a long way since they were first introduced at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, all field hockey pitches featured high performance DOWLEX™ Polyethylene Resins from Dow, used by Australian yarn manufacturer Tapex to produce soft, tear resistant grass yarn. But you didn’t see the traditional green that comes to mind with artificial turf – the hockey pitches at the Olympic Park’s Riverbank Arena were blue, with pink surrounds!