Tag: Hockey

FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023
Men’s Hockey World Cup: Odisha's avidity has a lesson for other states 

By sponsoring the hockey team, the Odisha government has paved the way for the people of the state to look at hockey as their own sport.

  • Wednesday, 11 January 2023
Naveen Patnaik (left)  Shankar Oram (right)
BJP questions Odisha CM’s ‘Biggest Hockey Stadium in World’ claim

On Thursday, CM Patnaik tweeted, “Birsa Munda Stadium, world’s biggest hockey stadium is now a reality in just 15 months… I am sure it will emerge as the best venue for field hockey in the world.” 

  • Thursday, 05 January 2023
Hockey Neglected In Own Cradle
Hockey Cries Neglect In It's Own Cradle Which Bred Stars From Tirkeys To Ekka

Just a few days to the biggest carnival of World Hockey, all eyes are now focused on Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Swanky new stadiums, sparkling streets and shuttling public transport system have become new look of these cities where the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held.

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  • Tuesday, 27 December 2022
Youths Playing Hockey In Lulkidihi Village
The breeding ground of Hockey in Odisha screams for a decent playground

The breeding ground of Odisha Hockey, in fact, Indian hockey, Lulkidihi village under Sundargarh’s Balishankara block is still reeling without a decent playing ground for the budding players to hone their skills.

  • Monday, 26 December 2022
Hockey World Cup: Offline ticket selling starts, fans troop counters in Rourkela and Bhubaneswar 
Hockey World Cup: Offline ticket selling starts, fans troop counters in Rourkela and Bhubaneswar 

The craze for hockey at Rourkela and Bhubaneswar has to be seen to be believed. From early in the morning, hundreds of hockey fans were seen making beelines at ticket counters in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. 

  • Monday, 19 December 2022
Anand Toppo murder case: Int’l Hockey player Birendra Lakra grilled for 3 hours
Anand Toppo murder case: Int’l Hockey player Birendra Lakra grilled for 3 hours

Moreover, the top court also ordered Bhubaneswar DCP to monitor the investigation of the case personally. Apart from that, the HC also barred the Inspector-in-Charge of Infocity Police Station from field posting and ordered to send him for training. 

  • Monday, 12 December 2022
Men's Hockey World Cup celebration in Cuttack on Jan 11
Men's Hockey World Cup celebration in Cuttack on Jan 11

The Men's FIH Hockey World Cup-2023 will be organised from January 13 to 29 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

  • Saturday, 10 December 2022
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM buys first ticket of Hockey World Cup 2023

Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey handed over the ticket to Patnaik for the opening day matches to be played at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on January 13 next day.

  • Wednesday, 23 November 2022
VJ Philips
Hockey WC 1975 Winner VJ Philips recalls moments that spurred on Indian Team in Kuala Lumpur

Philips, who scored some very crucial goals in the 1975 World Cup, including a brace to kick start the campaign with a win against England, recalled studying opposition teams with great focus and working as close-knit group to achieve their goal.  

  • Thursday, 27 October 2022
Harmanpreet Singh
India defender Harmanpreet Singh voted FIH Players of the Year

His performances were also crucial to the Indian team as it won silver at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

  • Friday, 07 October 2022
Kalinga Stadium Ready?
Is Kalinga Stadium prepared for Terrorist Attack?

This is a mock drill at Kalinga Stadium simulating terrorist-commando clash. The mock drill was conducted by National Security Guard (NSG) to access security preparedness of the stadium.

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  • Thursday, 22 September 2022
PV Sindhu
CWG 2022: Hockey team captain Manpreet named flag-bearer along with Sindhu

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has selected Manpreet Singh, the captain of the men's hockey team, as co-flagbearer of Team India for the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside badminton star P.V. Sindhu.

  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri’s special message to Next Generation Cup participants

The inspirational Sunil Chhetri shared a special video message wishing the coach, Naushad Moosa and his wards all the best, advising the players to enjoy the experience.

  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Asia Cup Hockey, India Vs Korea
Asia Cup hockey: India play out 4-4 draw against Korea, to face Japan in bronze-medal match

With Korea and Malaysia leading on goal difference in the Super 4s Pool Table, India needed to win the match to reach the Final. The contest went right down to the wire with India giving a tough fight till the final whistle.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Asia Cup Hockey
Asia Cup hockey: Profligate India concede late goal in 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Pakistan

Selvam Karthi opened the score for India in the eighth minute when his drag flick on India's second penalty corner took a deflection off a defender's stick and went into the goal to make it 1-0.

  • Monday, 23 May 2022