Moral victories mean nothing to athletes. As honourable as we may all hope to be, the score
on the board after the final whistle counts an awful lot.
When it comes to Olympic qualifiers, that score at the end of the match can haunt you for
four years. The Irish women’s hockey team
The last time the Canadian women’s field hockey team qualified for the Olympics was 27 years ago.
Now, the only thing standing between them and Tokyo 2020 is a two-game series against the 2018 World Cup silver medalists, Ireland.
The team has made huge strides in the last year, moving up six