On the latest episode of the 'Best in the World with Richard Parr' hockey player Ellen Hoog tells me the Netherlands team are looking good to defend their Olympic title next year at the Rio de Janeiro games.

The Netherlands have recently appointed Alyson Annan as their new coach and Ellen has called her "inspiring'. We'll see if Ellen can win a third Olympic gold next August.

It's a really fun chat. We talk about how to eat healthy, the dangers of hockey and her love of the movie 'The Notebook'. 

In her spare time, Ellen does some modelling including doing a swimsuit shoot in 2013 for `Sports Illustrated’. The Netherlands hockey team was voted by an online poll as the most attractive at the London 2012 Olympics so I ask her whether this helps or hinders the progress of the sport.    

You can contact Ellen at: and her Twitter is: @ellenhoog.