Rio - Olympic Hockey pitches get the Sports Labs treatment

With the Olympic Games in Rio only 240 days away, things are now taking shape in the Brazillian host city. Sports Labs were selected to carry out the evaluation and testing of the two Olympic hockey pitches to be used for the games next year.

the general consensus was a thumbs up for the pitches which have a Polytan water based turf system installed.

 

This photo shows the Advanced artificial athlete testing the artificial turf system at the Olympic venue

This photo shows the Advanced artificial athlete testing the artificial turf system at the Olympic venue

This surface has been installed at Bisham Abbey so the GB team can practice on the same surface as the Olympic Games before the event. 

 

Overview of one of the Rio water based artificial pitches which will be used for hockey  

Overview of one of the Rio water based artificial pitches which will be used for hockey