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Online Workshops For Indian Hockey Coaches & Technical Officials

New Delhi: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will organise a set of online workshops throughout this month for Hockey India (HI) coaches and technical officials, following up on the previous series held in July and August. A group of 15-30 coaches and technical Officials will be attending the four AHF Online Education Workshops, HI said […]

National Sports Day: Hockey Stars To Engage Fans In Skill Challenge

Bengaluru: The Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams will engage with fans through skill challenges to celebrate the National Sports Day on Saturday which marks the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Hockey India said that it will be posting videos of various players challenging the fans to perform hockey skills on its […]

Indian Hockey Player Mandeep Singh Becomes Sixth Player To Tests COVID-19 Positive

New Delhi: Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the sixth national player to contract the dreaded infection, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Monday. The 25-year-old from Jalandhar is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national […]

Odisha To Restructure Sports Hostels To Foster Competitive Learning

Bhubaneswar: For holistic development of athletes, Odisha has now taken up a major restructuring and revamping of sports hostels in the State. As per plans, the Sports and Youth Services Department of Odisha government has already begun the process of restructuring and revamping its 16 residential sports hostels and is planning to introduce sports specific […]

Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Sr Passes Away

Chandigarh: Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr died here on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks. He was 96 years old. He is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons Kanwalbir, Karanbir, Gurbir. “He died at around 6:30 this morning,” Abhijit Singh, Director Fortis Hospital, Mohali, where […]

India To Now Face Australian Test In FIH Hockey Pro League In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After having faced two out of the top-3 ranked sides in their opening FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 encounters, World No 4 India will be facing World No 2 Australia in two intriguing ties here at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium on Friday and Saturday. With two wins against the Netherlands in January, and another […]

Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh Becomes First Indian To Win FIH Male Player Of The Year Award

Lausanne: National men’s team captain Manpreet Singh on Thursday became the first Indian to win the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Player of the Year award, capping a memorable 2019 season in which he led the side to Olympic qualification. The 27-year-old midfielder, thus, became the first from the country to win the accolade since the […]

FIH Pro League: Belgium Beat India 3-2 In Second Match

Bhubaneswar: World No.1 Belgium came-up with dominating performance to beat India 3-2 in a high-voltage match here at the on-going FIH Hockey Pro League on Sunday. Goals by Alexander Hendrickx (3′), and Maxime Plennevaux (17′ & 26′) that ensured Belgium’s victory while goals by Vivek Sagar Prasad (15′), and Amit Rohidas (17′) kept India in […]

FIH Pro League: Goalkeepers Star As India Beat Belgium 2-1

Bhubaneswar: Strong performances from goalkeepers Krishan Pathak and PR Sreejesh coupled with some nifty work from the forwards whenever they got the chance helped India beat world champions and world no.1 Belgium 2-1 in the first match between the two sides in the FIH Pro Hockey League on Saturday. Mandeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh were […]

FIH Pro League: India Take On Netherlands With Eye On Olympics

Bhubaneswar: India men’s hockey team will take on world No.3 the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday. This will be India’s debut in the FIH Pro League after having missed the first edition. India will play Netherlands in two matches in their opening tie at […]

Goat Championship- Where Odisha's Hockey Cradle Sports A ‘Khasi’ Award

Sundergarh: Odisha has produced some of the finest hockey players who not only left footprints at the international level, but went on to lead the national side in major tournaments. Dilip Tirkey, Ignace Tirkey, Lazarus Barla, Prabodh Tirkey, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Sunita Lakra, Anupa Barla, Binita Toppo, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey and many […]

India Hockey Team Defender Sunita Lakra Announces Retirement Due To Injury Breakdown

New Delhi: Indian women’s hockey team defender Sunita Lakra, who was part of the 2018 Asian Games silver-winning side, on Thursday announced her international retirement, citing a knee injury which would require another surgery. The 28-year-old said the nagging injury has come in the way of her dream to be a part of India’s Tokyo […]

Odisha To Host 2023 Men's Hockey WC

Bhubaneswar: The 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced here on Wednesday. India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to stage the game’s showpiece event in 2023 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) […]

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India Clubbed With Great Britain In Women's Hockey

New Delhi: The Indian women’s team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champion Great Britain and world number one Netherlands for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. Germany, Ireland and South Africa are the other teams in the pool. Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women’s team had qualified for the Olympics […]

India To Host Men's Hockey World Cup In 2023

Lausanne: India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to host the game’s showpiece event in 2023 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) here on Friday. According to the FIH, the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in India from January 13 to 29. […]

Indian Jr men's hockey team in final of Sultan Johor Cup

Johor Bahru (Malaysia): The Indian junior men’s hockey team today sealed their berth in the final of the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup after an emphatic 5-1 victory over Australia at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday. The clinical performance saw goals from Shilanand Lakra (26′, 29′), Dilpreet Singh (44′), Gursahibjit Singh (48′) […]

Hockey: India eves hold Great Britain to 1-1 draw

Marlow: The Indian women’s hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Great Britain in the second match of their Tour of England here on Sunday. Lalremsiami scored the equaliser for India in the 32nd minute after Great Britain took an early lead. India were out of the blocks quicker, and earned a pair of […]

Manpreet Singh To Lead Indian Men's Hockey Team In Belgium

New Delhi: Mid-fielder Manpreet Singh will lead the Indian men’s hockey team in their upcoming tour of Belgium from September 26 to October 3. Hockey India on Friday announced the 20-member squad in which it named defender Harmanpreet Singh as vice-captain for the tour in which India will play three matches against Belgium and two […]

India Men To Play Russia, Women Draw Tricky USA In Final Round Of Hockey Olympic Qualifier

Lausanne (Switzerland): In a favourable draw, India’s men’s hockey team was on Monday pitted against lower-ranked Russia while the women’s team drew a tricky USA in the final round of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers. The teams will compete in two back-to-back matches to make it to the Tokyo Games. The men’s team will compete on […]

Hockey India Names 33 Probables For Men's National Camp

New Delhi: Hockey India on Saturday named 33 core probables for the senior men’s national camp scheduled to be held in Bengaluru between September 2 and September 22 ahead of the team’s departure for the Belgium tour. The players will report to coach Graham Reid at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru on […]

Harbhajan, Bindra among five sportspersons appointed of PIS' governing council members

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has approved the names of five eminent sportspersons, including cricketer Harbhajan Singh, as members of the state’s sports institute’s governing council. All sportspersons, to be part of the Punjab Institute of Sports’ (PIS) governing council are from different disciplines of sports, an official spokesperson said on Saturday. Other sportspersons, […]

Two From Odisha In 18-Member Indian Women Hockey Team For Tokyo Olympics Test Event

Bhubaneswar: Two players from Odisha- Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz have been selected in the 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the upcoming Olympics 2020 Test Event scheduled to be held between 17 and 21 August, 2019 in Tokyo of Japan. Rani Rampal has been named the captain while Savita will be in-charge of […]

Indian women's hockey team beats Japan 3-1 to clinch FIH Series Finals

Hiroshima: India clinched the women’s FIH Series Finals hockey tournament by beating hosts Japan 3-1 in the summit clash here Sunday. The Indian women eked put a hard fought win over the Asian champions at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium. Captain Rani Rampal gave India the lead in the 3rd minute before drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur struck […]

Indian women's hockey team secures place in Olympics qualifiers final round

Hiroshima: Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as India secured its place in the final round of Tokyo Olympic qualifiers by beating Chile 4-2 in the semifinals of the women’s FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here Saturday. The top two teams from the ongoing tournament have secured their berths in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers to […]

India beat South Africa 5-1 to win FIH Series Finals

Bhubaneswar: India lived up to their billing and thrashed South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here Saturday. Coming into the tournament as overwhelming favourites, world no. 5 India played like champions and remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Dragflickers Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minutes) and Harmanpreet […]