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Hockey World Cup to provide much more than serious sport

india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 15:00 IST
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The hockey World Cup, to be held in Monchengladbach in September, is going to offer a lot more than on-field tussles and serious competition.

The brand new and the biggest hockey stadium in Europe is going to provide a lot of opportunities to hockey lovers to participate in a wide variety of action which can be enjoyed from the stands.

On the sidelines of the main competition, in which 12 countries will vie for honours from September 6 to 17, the organisers are planning to hold masters, grandmasters and schools' hockey competitions besides a couple of other tournaments.

According to the organisers, 13 over-60 teams and eight over-65 teams have announced their participation in the grand masters' event, to be held from September 8 to 15.

Over the last three days, from September 13 to 15, a tournament for over-45 women has also been planned.

In the masters' category, tournaments for over-35 women and over-45 men will be held.

In the school hockey tournament, students of the age-group of 10 to 13 years from various institutions of Germany will vie for honours from September 7 to 10.

Besides, two more tournaments - Elternhockey Cup and Walter Mayer memorial tournament - will be organised for the parents and mentally-challenged.

Other than that, the host city of Monchengladbach, the North Rhine metropolis of Germany, will dish out a lot for the sports tourists, who will be able to enjoy the beauty of the city.