The girls on the Dutch Field Hockey Team are working hard to win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but they’ve already achieved an unofficial, but highly coveted, award: the most beautiful team at the Olympics.
Led by the beautiful Sophie Polkamp and Ellen Hoog, the Dutch team wowed field hockey fans yesterday with their orange and white uniforms, their athletic bodies, and yes, their talent.
The Dutch team trounced Belgium on Sunday for a 3-0 victory and took one step closer to another gold medal. Kim Lammers added two goals for the Dutch team and Caia Van Maasakker added another.
The Netherlands Olympic team will take on Japan on Tuesday for their second match of the 2012 London Olympics.
The Dutch team may be flattered, but they are hoping to leave London with more than just compliments.
The Dutch field hockey team won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and are hoping to do the same in London. Prior to their gold medal win in 2008, the Dutch team took silver in 2004, bronze in 2000, 1996, and 1988, and gold again in 1984.
Are you watching the field hockey tournament this year? Do you think the Dutch team will defend their gold medal?