The Odia players to have been selected to the Indian squad include Dipsan Tirkey, Shilanand Lakra and Nilam Sanjeep Xess
The Odisha government will continue to support the teams for another 10 years in recognition of their achievement and potential to be the top teams in the world, Patnaik said.
Amid beats of dhol, traditional dance and cheers, the hockey teams were given a grand welcome at the Biju Patnaik International airport.
Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were the other goal getters for India.
Veteran player Birendra Lakra and emerging defender Amit Rohidas from Odisha have been selected in the 16-member national men's hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics which was announced by the Hockey India (HI) on Friday
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…
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The Indian men’s hockey team made a late comeback to level the scores before emerging 3-1 victorious in the shoot-out in their second FIH Pro League match against the Netherlands here on Sunday. India secured two points from the match (including the bonus point for winning the shoot-out), while the Netherlands got one point […]
Canberra: The Indian junior women’s hockey team on Sunday won the three-nations tournament here as they finished top of the points table despite suffering their first loss of the competition. The Indian team lost 1-2 to hosts Australia in their fourth and final match of the competition which saw India’s Gagandeep Kaur score in the […]
New Delhi: India men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh has been nominated by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for its Player of the Year award. Additionally, Vivek Prasad and Lalremsiami were nominated for the men’s and women’s FIH Rising star of the year awards respectively. Manpreet played a crucial role in leading the team to a […]
Johor Bahru (Malaysia): The Indian junior men’s hockey team trounced New Zealand 8-2 in their second match of the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup here on Sunday. Sanjay (17′, 22′), Dilpreet Singh (6′), Shilanand Lakra (14′), Mandeep Mor (22′), Suman Beck (45′), Pratap Lakra (50′) and Sudeep Chirmako (51′) scored for India, while Dylan Thomas […]
Antwerp (Belgium): The Indian men’s hockey team on Thursday produced an attacking masterclass to defeat reigning world and European champions Belgium 5-1 in the fifth and last match to maintain their 100 per cent record in their tour of Belgium. The Indian team won all five matches during the tour, beating Belgium 2-0 in the […]
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 […]
Tokyo: Striker Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event here on Tuesday. The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the […]
Bhubaneswar: With a new coach at the helm in Graham Reid, the Indian men’s hockey team has been working on a new tactic to put pressure on the opposition — create chances and score as many goals as possible early on. In the ongoing FIH Series Finals here, world no. 5 India have been scoring […]
Bhubaneswar: United States of America thumped South Africa 2-0 in opening match of the hockey FIH Men’s Series Finals which kicked off at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar here today. Christian de Angelis (47) and Paul Singh (57) scored for the USA while shot stopper for the North American side Jonathan Klages was however adjudged […]
Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Saturday said they have to continue their current good form in the knock-out stages in order to finish on the podium at the ongoing FIH World Cup. India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday to bag a direct […]
Bhubaneswar: The Hockey fever has reached its zenith with teams continuing to arrive in Bhubaneswar for the mega men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to start from November 28. As per latest reports, team Canada, Netherlands, Belgium and Pakistan arrived on Saturday while Germany and Ireland arrived on Sunday at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. Malaysia is […]
Bhubaneswar: With less than a week remaining for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, preparation of the Indian team for the mega event is in final stage. The Indian team, under Coach Harendra Singh, is practising hard at the stadium ahead. Here’s a look at the performance of team India […]
Muscat: The Indian men’s hockey team put up a clinical performance against Japan, demolishing the Asiad gold-medallists 9-0 for its third win in as many matches at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy here. As many as six Indian players made entries on the score-sheet on Sunday night in a dominating show that reaffirmed their supremacy […]
Buenos Aires: Indian girls were defeated 3-1 by Argentina here at the Youth Olympics while boys went down 4-2 to Malaysia. The South American side created history by winning its first ever Olympic gold in the women’s hockey in any category as Gianella Palet, Sofia Ramallo and Brisa Bruggesser scored for the hosts. Mumtaz Khan […]
Bhubaneswar: Former captain of the Indian hockey team and Olympian Prabodh Tirkey alleged that police in charge of traffic regulation for Asian Athletes Championship misbehaved with him today at Jayadev Vihar square here near Kalinga Stadium. Driver of a VIP vehicle first ensued arguments with the hockey midfielder at the traffic point. Tirkey brought the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Indian hockey team is all geared up to take on Japan in what would be the first of the four-match Test series at the Kalinga Stadium here today at 7 pm, which is preparation for the upcoming World League Semi-Final to be held at Antwerp in June. Following their third place finish in […]