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SV Sunil in serious doubt for hockey World Cup due to knee injury

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for the Indian hockey team, star striker S V Sunil has been all but ruled out of next month’s World Cup after suffering a knee injury. Sunil suffered the ligament injury on his left knee on October 4 during India’s ongoing preparatory camp here. He will require four to five […]

Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad elected Hockey India President

New Delhi: Bihar’s Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad was elected the President of Hockey India following the eighth Hockey India Congress on Monday. Ahmad, who formerly held the Secretary General’s post, will succeed Rajinder Singh after being elected unopposed, according to a Hockey India statement. While Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur will take over as the Senior Vice […]

Kohli, Chanu conferred Khel Ratna; Neeraj, Hima get Arjuna award

New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]

National camp for Indian hockey players begins in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Hockey Asian Champions Trophy, a national camp of the Indian Hockey team kicked off at Kalinga Stadium here today. Players of the national team who arrived in Bhubaneswar today will be part of the camp that will continue for almost a month. The Asian Champions Trophy will be held in Muscat, […]

Odisha announces Rs 1 cr cash reward each for medal-winning Odia women hockey players

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 1 crore cash reward for each of the four Odisha players – Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Deep Grace Ekka who were part of the Indian women’s hockey team that won silver medal at the Asian Games 2018. As per the revised policy, the coach […]

Hockey women, sailors take silver; boxer Amit, women's squash team in finals

Jakarta: India continued to swell its overall medal tally, with the women’s hockey team taking a silver, while sailors gave a silver and bronze, even as the squash teams had opposite results in the semi-finals and boxer Amit Panghal entered the finals on 13th day of the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. Among others, […]

India at Asiad: 'Magic' Johnson, women's relay team burn track; hockey flops

Jakarta: There was no stopping the gold rush from track-and-field as India exceeded all expectations for its best Asian Games performance in close to seven decades but heartbreak in hockey took some sheen off the country’s sprint past the previous edition’s medal haul today. The seasoned Jinson Johnson and the women’s 4x400m relay team were […]

Hockey astro turf to be laid in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: A hockey astro turf will be laid in tribal-dominated Jujumura block in Sambalpur district to give a boost to players in the region. An astro turf, which had been removed from the Hockey Complex in Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, will be relaid at the ground of Jujumura High School to provide proper infrastructure to […]

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India jump to 9th spot in Women's Hockey Rankings

New Delhi: Following their quarter-final finish at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, India have jumped a place to be ninth in the world rankings announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday. Sjoerd Marijne-coached India have 1138 points as they made it to the last eight round at the World Cup in London last week. […]

Notify hockey as national game: Dhyan Chand’s son to govt

Bhubaneswar: Ashok Kumar, son of hockey legend Dhyan Chand on Saturday rallied behind the ongoing demand to notify hockey as the national game of the country. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Kumar who himself is a former hockey player also lashed out at the Union government for failing to provide adequate funds to improve […]

Odisha CM Naveen urges Modi to 'notify' Hockey as national game

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise Hockey as the national game of the country and issue a notification for the same as Odisha gets set to host the game’s biggest competition, the Men’s World Cup in November this year. Patnaik shot a letter to Modi citing […]

Women's Hockey: India to play Japan in Asian Champions Trophy opener

  Donghae City (Korea): Defending champions India will have a tough opening test as they take on mighty Japan in their first match at the fifth women’s Asian Champions Trophy here tomorrow. The team led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra and vice-captain Savita eye a strong start against world no.12 Japan, who have in the […]

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: Odisha girl Sunita Lakra to lead Team India

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Experienced hockey defender from Odisha Sunita Lakra has been selected to lead the 18-member Indian women’s team for the upcoming Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament to be played in Korea from May 13. The 27-year-old Sundergarh girl will be leading the team in absence of Rani Rampal who has been rested for the […]

CWG 2018: India's men's hockey team loses to New Zealand in semis

Gold Coast: India’s men’s hockey team lost to New Zealand 2-3 in a semi-final of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. India put up a disastrous defensive performance in the first quarter to concede two goals to Hugo Inglis (seventh minute), Stephen Jenness (13th). But Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty stroke in the […]

CWG 2018: India beat Malaysia, enter men's hockey semis

Gold Coast (Australia): India qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s hockey tournament after defeating Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 44th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari (16th) reduced the deficit for Malaysia immediately after […]

CWG 2018: Indian men's hockey team held by last-gasp Pakistan

Gold Coast (Australia): Pakistan scored a last minute goal to hold India 2-2 in their opening match in Pool B of the men’s hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. India had taken a comfortable 2-0 lead with goals from Dilpreet Singh (13th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (20) in the first half. […]

Sampoorna Rath
Jersey journey: From sportspersons who sweat out in it to Sampoorna’s collection

Bhubaneswar: A sports enthusiast from Bhubaneswar has now become the talk of the town for pursuing a unique passion of collecting jerseys of several popular sports personalities. Meet Sampoorna Rath, a student who is now a proud collector of hundreds of sport jerseys. From Prabodh Tirkey to Saina Nehwal and Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sampoorna has […]

CWG 2018: Four Odia players in Indian women’s hockey squad

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Four female hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz have been picked in the Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member women’s squad for the prestigious competition was announced […]

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CWG 2018: Amit Rohidas, only Odia hockey player in Team India

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odia hockey defender Amit Rohidas has been picked in the Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to be played in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member men’s squad for the prestigious tournament was declared by Hockey India on Tuesday. Mid-fielder Manpreet Singh will be […]

Odisha's Lilima Minz completes 100 international caps for India

Bhubaneswar/ Jinchun (Korea): 23-year-old Lilima Minz from Odisha is now having a dream run as the prolific mid-fielder of Indian women’s hockey team recently completed her 100 international caps during the second game between India and Korea. It took Lilima six years to achieve the feat after she made her international debut in a four-nation […]

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey: Shilanand Lakra scores maiden international goal

Ipoh (Malaysia):  Young Odia striker Shilanand Lakra scored his first international goal for the senior Indian team as India and England played a 1-1 draw to gain their first points in the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday. Coming into this match, both India and England had suffered defeats in their […]

2018 Hockey WC in Bhubaneswar to be exciting: Dilip Tirkey

Cuttack: When we talk about hockey in Odisha, the first name that comes to one’s mind is of Dilip Tirkey. The legendary defender from Sundergarh, who led the Indian team for long, is the chief architect of the hockey revolution in the State. With Odisha gearing up to host its third global hockey event in […]

Poonam Youth Welfare Organisation: Working for revival of hockey in Coastal Odisha

Cuttack: With an aim of reviving hockey in Cuttack and other coastal districts of Odisha, Poonam Youth Welfare Organisation (PYWO), a voluntary group has been working hard for last eight years. The organization set up by former national level hockey player Gyanesh Kanungo in association with international hockey technical staff Biswaranjan Sarangi, hockey coach of […]

India go down 0-2 against Belgium in hockey

Tauranga (New Zealand): After suffering a 4-5 defeat against hosts New Zealand, Belgium came up with a clinical performance to beat India 2-0 in the second match of the Four Nations Invitational hockey Tournament at the Blake Park here on Thursday. Goals by Sébastien Dockier (8th minute) and Victor Wegnez (34th) ensured Belgium stayed on top […]

Dipsan Tirkey to receive Ekalabya Puraskar today

Bhubaneswar: International hockey defender Dipsan Tirkey will be presented with the 25th Ekalabya Puraskar 2017 instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) today at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). Tirkey, who recently played for the Indian team in the Men’s Hockey World League held in Bhubaneswar will receive a cash award of Rs […]