The Federation of International Hockey (FIH) has confirmed the complete list of officials who will oversee women’s hockey tournaments at the Olympic Games in London, which take place from 29 July to 11 August 2012. The women’s on-field officials consist of Claire Adenot (FRA), Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS), Stella Bartlema (NED), Frances Block (ENG), Carolina de la Fuente (ARG), Elena Eskina (RUS), Amy Hassick (USA), Kelly Hudson (NZL), Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG), Michelle Joubert (RSA), Kang Hyun Young (KOR), Carol Metchette (IRL), Lin Miao (CHN), Irene Presenqui (ARG), Lisa Roach (AUS), Chieko Soma (JPN) and Wendy Stewart (CAN). The women’s Umpires Managers for the Games are Renee Cohen (NED), Sarah Garnett (NZL) and Minka Woolley (AUS).
Argentina's Soledad Iparraguirre who we featured in the summer of 2010 having been awarded the prestigious Golden whistle to mark her one hundreth international apppearance.
As has been previously announced, the women's Technical Delegates for the tournament Laura Pigretti (ARG).
For Pigretti, the London Games will be her third Olympic experience as an FIH tournament official. In 2004 in Athens, she started as Judge at the Olympic Games before taking the Assistant Technical Delegate role at Beijing 2008. Pigretti also worked at two World Cups, in 2006 in Madrid, Spain and in 2010 in Rosario in her native Argentina, as a Technical Officer. Pigretti’s experience also includes serving as the Tournament Director at the 2005 Champions Trophy in Canberra, the 2008 Olympic Qualifier in Vancouver, Canada and serving as the Tournament Director at the FIH World Cup Qualifier in 2010 in Santiago, Chile.
The FIH would like to offer sincere congratulations to everyone who has been appointed for the Games in London. Here is a full list of all the officials for the women's games and qualifiers at London 2012.