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Tag: Hockey

India's largest hockey stadium in Odisha's Sundargarh
Colosseum in cradle: Take a look at India's largest hockey stadium in Odisha's Sundargarh

Come January next year, the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Odisha's tribal-dominated Sundargarh district will be packed to the rafters during the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup.

Elvera Britto
Former India women's hockey captain Elvera Britto passes away

Elvera, and her two sisters, Rita and Mae, were synonymous with women's hockey and played for Karnataka between 1960 and 1967, during which they won seven national titles with the three sisters at the helm.

Boys Vs Girls
Hockey Match Of A Different Kind

Hockey Match Of A Different Kind

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Gender Barrier Melts Away In Cradle Of Hockey 
Gender Barrier Melts Away In Cradle Of Hockey 

According to the organisers, the objective behind organising such an unusual match between boys and girls is to do away with the gender barrier existing in the game. 

FIH Pro League Games V The Dutch: 4 Odia Players In Indian Team

While the 22-member team list includes new faces in defender Mahima Choudhary and forward Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan, experienced striker Rani Rampal has been named in the probables after a long injury lay-off.

Defamatory News’ Against Olympian Dutee Chand: Police Detain Web-Channel Editor
Dutee Chand’s FB Post Stirs Hornet’s Nest; Olympian Dilip Tirkey Condemns 

In her post in Odia language, Dutee Chand said that the State government is busy developing sports infrastructure spending by crores of rupees. However, on the other hand, it is neglecting sportspersons. 

FIH Women's Junior WC: 2 Odisha Players In 20-Member India Squad
FIH Women's Junior WC: 2 Odisha Players In 20-Member India Squad 

The Indian junior women's team's best show in recent times was at the 2013 edition of the World Cup when it finished on the podium with a bronze medal beating nemesis England in a shootout.

Indian Women's Hockey
FIH Hockey Women's World Cup: India In Pool B With England, New Zealand And China

The Indian Women's Hockey Team has been placed in pool B along with England, New Zealand and China for the upcoming FIH Hockey Women's World Cup 2022 in Spain and Netherlands scheduled to begin from July 1.

PR Sreejesh
India's PR Sreejesh Bags The World Games Athlete Of The Year 2021 Title

Sreejesh becomes the second hockey player to win the award, following in the footsteps of compatriot and India w'men's captain Rani, who took the 2019 prize, the FIH said in a release on Monday.

Charanjit Singh
Hockey Legend Charanjit Singh Passes Away

Besides captaining the Olympic gold-winning team in 1964, he was also a part of the silver-winning side in the 1960 edition of the Games.

India Beat Pakistan 4-3 To Win ACT Hockey Bronze
India Beat Pakistan 4-3 To Win ACT Hockey Bronze

Coming into the tournament as hot favourites and having topped the round-robin stage with an unbeaten record, the Indians would be disappointed to return with a bronze.

India Thrash Japan 6-0 In Asian Champions Trophy
India Thrash Japan 6-0 In Asian Champions Trophy

This was India's third win on the trot. Held to a draw by Korea in their lung-opener, the Manpreet Singh-led side turned things around defeating Bangladesh 9-0, while also getting the better of arch-rivals Pakistan before easily overcoming the Japanese challenge.

Odisha CM and Hockey
Chief Minister Not Attending Assembly Is Against Basic Structure Of Constitution

Hon'ble Odisha Chief Minister finding time to be present in the Kalinga Stadium for the recently concluded Junior men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament but not able to attend the winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly raises important constitutional issues and merits a discussion.

Asian Champions Trophy
Asian Champions Trophy: Indian Women's Hockey Team Crushes Thailand 13-0

In the 55th minute, Monika managed to get her stick on a long pass inside the circle, as she deflected the ball into the back of the nets to exceed India's lead by another goal. Three minutes later, Gurjit Kaur scored her fifth goal from a late penalty corner, adding in the 13th goal for India.

Indian Team
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Demoralised India Colts Eye Revenge Against France In Bronze Medal Match

The India colts, who last won the Junior World Cup title in Lucknow in 2016, looked a pale shadow of themselves against Germany.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Netherlands Register Thumping Victory Over Korea

Formidable Netherlands registered an emphatic 12-5 victory over a struggling Korea in a Pool C game of the Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Argentina Drub Hapless Egypt 14-0 To Script Biggest Victory Margin

The previous best was hosts India's 13-0 win against Singapore back in 1982.

USA Team
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: USA Bank On Indian-Origin Players And Former India Coach

The USA team will be represented by former Indian team coach Harendra Singh and as many as five Indian-origin players Jatin Sharma, Mehtab Grewak, Gurcharan Johal, Amrinderpal Singh, and Shomik Chakraborty.

Vivek Sagar Prasad
Jr Hockey World Cup: Vivek Sagar Prasad Named Captain Of 18-Member Squad

India start their campaign on November 24 against France and will take on Canada on the next day in the round-robin league.

FIH Hockey Stars Awards
Hockey: India Sweeps FIH Annual Awards; Men's Olympic Champion Belgium Says This Is Not Normal

Hockey Belgium reacted sharply to the announcement of the winners and questioned the process as none of their Tokyo Games champions managed to win an award.

Rupinder Pal Singh
Star Drag-Flicker Rupinder Pal Singh Quits International Hockey

The 30-year-old Rupinder, regarded as one of the best drag-flickers of the country, represented India in 223 matches.

Hockey Teams
Indian Hockey Olympians Arrive in Odisha, CM Naveen To Felicitate

Amid beats of dhol, traditional dance and cheers, the hockey teams were given a grand welcome at the Biju Patnaik International airport.

Hockey Players
Odisha's Olympian Hockey Players Get Heroes' Welcome On Return

Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dilip Tirkey, Abhijit Paul of Odisha Olympic Association, several other officials and members of the public were also there to welcome the players who scripted history.

Kalinga Stadium
Odisha’s Sports Push: Cabinet Approves 89 Multipurpose Indoor Stadiums In State

A total of 89 multipurpose indoor stadiums will be built across Odisha to develop sports infrastructure in the State, informed a government press release following a State Cabinet meet

Hockey Teams
Indian Men's And Women's Hockey Teams Achieve Best-Ever World Rankings, 3rd And 8th Respectively

The Indian men's team, which ended a 41-year-old medal drought by clinching a historic bronze in the Olympics, was placed behind gold-medallist Belgium and silver-medallist Australia.

Hockey Team
Women's Hockey Team Lost, But It Achieved Something Bigger: Coach Marijne

Coach Sjoerd Marijne said the girls should be proud that they achieved something bigger than a medal.

Team India
Heartbreak For History-Making Indian Women, Lose Out On Maiden Olympic Hockey Medal

But the maiden Olympic medal remained out of bounds as world no.4 Great Britain, who were gold-winners in the 2016 Rio Games, came out on top in the pulsating encounter.

Indian Hockey team wins Bronze
PM Modi, Sporting Fraternity Hail Men's Hockey Team's Olympic Success

In a pulsating bronze play-off, India edged past Germany 5-4 to earn a podium finish at the Games after 41 years.

New NEP Major Factor In Mahayagna Of Nation Building: PM Modi
Wins & Losses Are Part Of Life: PM Modi On Indian Hockey Team's Semi-Final Defeat In Olympics

The Indians still have a chance to secure an elusive medal from the Olympics as they will feature in the bronze medal match on Thursday.

Ind Vs BEL
Gold Dream Shattered: India Battered By Belgium, Still In Hunt For Bronze

Indian men's hockey team goes down 2-5 to Belgium in Olympic Games semifinals, to compete for bronze medal now.

Women's Hockey: India Beat Australia
Brave Indian Women Create History, Enter Olympic Hockey Semifinal For First Time

The Indian women's hockey team made history on Monday as it stormed into the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time.

Navneet's Late Strike Helps India Beat Ireland 1-0 To Keep Olympic Hopes Alive

India will now need to win their final Pool A match against South Africa on Saturday and hope Ireland loses to Great Britain to seal their quarterfinal berth.

Hockey: Ind Vs Argentina
India Beat Argentina 3-1 To Seal QF Berth In Olympic Men's Hockey

India have consolidated their position in the second spot of Pool A with three wins and one loss out of four games, behind Australia.

India Lose 1-4 To Great Britain In Olympic Women's Hockey

The Indians need at least a point from this game to be safe but they now will have to win their remaining two matches to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.

India Beat Spain 3-0 In Olympic Men's Hockey

The Indians will next play reigning Olympic champions Argentina on Thursday.

 Indian men's hockey team
Olympics Hockey: India Beat New Zealand 3-2 In First Match

The Indian men's hockey team overcame some anxious closing moments before defeating New Zealand 3-2 in an intense Pool A match to open their Olympic campaign on a positive note.

Tokyo Olympics: No Bronze Medal Match In Hockey If One Finalist Forced Out Due To COVID

In Hockey, teams unable to compete due to COVID-19 will not be disqualified and will be marked as DNS (Did Not Start). In case a team in the knockout stages is no longer able to compete due to COVID-19 their minimum ranking achieved will be protected and, if time allows, their opponent will advance to the next round.

Birendra Lakra
Odisha’s Birendra Lakra Appointed Vice-Captain Of Indian Men’s Hockey Team For Tokyo Olympics

Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday appointed experienced defender Birendra Lakra of Odisha as the vice-captain of the 16-member Olympic-bound Indian Men's Hockey Team.

Hockey Player Balbir Singh Junior Passes Away At 88
Hockey Player Balbir Singh Junior Passes Away At 88

Chandigarh: Balbir Singh Junior, who was a member of the silver medal-winning 1958 Asian Games Indian hockey team, died here at the age of 88, his daughter Mandeep Samra said…

Dominant India Crush Argentina 3-0 To Jump To 4th Spot In FIH Pro League

Buenos Aires: The Indian men’s hockey team registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over reigning Olympic champions Argentina in the second match of the FIH Pro League here to jump to…