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Has Bhubaneswar arrived as a major sports hub?

The organisers must have been pleasantly surprised. With rains lashing the city almost all day on Friday, empty stands at the Kalinga Stadium, the venue for the ongoing Hockey World League (HWL), would have been entirely along expected lines notwithstanding the fact that it was the semi-final of the marquee event. Instead, it was a […]

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HWL Final: Argentina beat India to reach final

Bhubaneswar: Olympic 2016 champions Argentina rode on a penalty corner strike by Gonzalo Peillat to defeat India 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final here on Friday. Peillat struck a fiery blow to the right corner of the post in the 17th minute to help Argentina enter the final for the first time […]

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One Team One Dream: 12th man of the Indian hockey team

Bhubaneswar: Hockey is in the air in the Temple City now. Indian fans and hockey lovers are thronging the Kalinga Stadium to watch their favorite hockey players locking horns with players from seven other nations of the world. Amidst the huge crowd at the stadium, there are some who travel to each and every venue […]

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Understanding between Odisha players must improve: Olympian Lazarus Barla

Bhubaneswar: Despite India not doing well so far in the Men’s Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar, the craze for the sport is at its peak in the Temple City. Odishatv.in invited Olympian Lazarus Barla to visit its News Room. We had a quick chat with him about the tournament and the performance of the […]

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Germany's 2-0 win keeps India winless in HWL Final

Bhubaneswar: India remained winless as they ended their Pool B campaign of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final with a 0-2 loss to European powerhouse Germany here on Monday.Martin Haner (17th minute) and Mats Grambusch (20th) scored for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions, who claimed their second win in three matches.It was India’s second loss […]

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HWL Final: England beat India 3-2

Bhubaneswar: Samuel Ward struck a brace as England foiled an Indian fight-back to win 3-2 in a match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. England had taken a 2-0 lead through David Goodfield (25th minute) and Ward (43rd) but India wiped away the visitors’ advantage with […]

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Hockey World League: India holds defending champions Australia to draw

Bhubaneswar: Host India opened its Hockey World League Final campaign with a 1-1 draw against last year’s champions Australia at the Kalinga Stadium here in Bhubaneswar. The men in blue took the lead through a brilliant backhand shot from Mandeep Singh. But the Aussies came back strongly after a slow start to the game and […]

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Hockey World League Final kicks off in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The third edition of the men’s Hockey World League Final kicked off in style at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the event amid a glittering opening ceremony at the venue. A laser light show with ‘Chak De India’ song and fireworks spiced up the opening show in the winter […]

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Men's Hockey World League Finals 2017: CP issues traffic advisory

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s Hockey World League Final, scheduled to begin on December 1 at the iconic Kalinga Stadium here in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police on Wednesday issued an advisory for regulation of traffic for public convenience and to facilitate proper arrangements during the league which ends on December 10. Keeping in mind the […]

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HWL Final: Dixon asks England to be watchful of Odia players Dipsan, Rohidas

Bhubaneswar: Expecting a tight face-off with team India during the Hockey World League clash on Sunday, England midfielder Adam Dixon has asked his teams attackers to be wary of young Indian defenders Dipsan Tirkey and Amit Rohidas, who he played alongside in Kalinga Lancers and also won the Hockey India League (HIL) title in 2017. […]

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CM Naveen unveils logo for Hockey Men's World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: Two days prior to the Hockey World League finals, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday unveiled the official logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held here at Bhubaneswar from November 18 to December 26, 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium. Patnaik also launched the ceremonial countdown clock for the […]

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Bhubaneswar all set for HWL Final, packed-house expected at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: The countdown has already started for Men’s Hockey World League Final to be played in Bhubaneswar from December 1. The preparations for this competition are in the final stage. From Kalinga Stadium to Airport the entire city looks decked up for the occasion with banners of the tournament and flags of the participating nations. […]

Australia, Belgium teams arrive for HWL Final

Bhubaneswar: Defending champions Australia and world number three Belgium arrived to a rousing reception at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Sunday for the Men’s Hockey World League (HWL) Final, which is scheduled to begin at Kalinga Stadium here on December 1. The teams were welcomed by Odisha state government officials accompanied by host […]

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Three players from Odisha eager to do well in Hockey World League Final

Bhubaneswar: Not only the hockey lovers of the state, the three Odisha lads who have found a place in the National team, are also excited for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Final which is scheduled to begin from December 1 at Kalinga Stadium. Defenders Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas and Dipsan Tirkey are a part of […]

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Dipsan and Amit will do well in Hockey World League Final: Odia Coach Kalu Charan Choudhury

Bhubaneswar: With less than a week remaining for Men’s Hockey World League Final, hockey fever has gripped Bhubaneswar at the moment. Three players from Odisha are going to represent the Indian team in this tournament. Ahead of the tourney, we met senior hockey coach from Odisha Kalu Charan Choudhury at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar for an […]

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Team India starts practice in Bhubaneswar ahead of Hockey World League Final

Bhubaneswar: After arriving in Bhubaneswar yesterday, the Indian men’s hockey team has started its practice at Kalinga Stadium ahead of the Men’s Hockey World League Final. The Manpreet Singh-led side started their special practice session at the main turf of the hockey complex here. The players, including three from Odisha, were seen sweating it out […]

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Three Hockey players from Odisha in Team India for Hockey World League Final

Bhubaneswar: Three defenders from Odisha, experienced Birendra Lakra along with Dipsan Tirkey and Amit Rohidas, have been selected in the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final. The biggest tournament of the year will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in the state capital from December 1. This will […]

World Hockey League: Kalinga Stadium off-limits to public from Nov 16

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Stadium authorities on Monday announced that the Stadium will remain closed for public use from November 16 in view of the World Hockey League (WHL) final, scheduled to begin from December 1. The decision has been taken to carry out preparatory arrangements for the WHL final, Kalinga Stadium in-charge Barik Mohanty told […]

World Hockey League: Odisha DGP reviews security at Kalinga Stadium 

Bhubaneswar: With less than a month left for the World Hockey League (WHL) final scheduled to be held here from December 1, DGP RP Sharma today reviewed security arrangements at Kalinga Stadium, the venue for the league. The DGP reviewed the arrangements made at the entry and exit points and other development works of the […]

Odisha to host Tennis Premier League

Bhubaneswar: Sports lovers have a reason to cheer as Odisha Tennis Premier League (OTPL), the biggest tennis event of State is scheduled to kick off at Kalinga Stadium here from November 19. The tournament will continue till November 23. It will be organised by Neelachal Tennis Academy, one of the leading tennis academies in the […]

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FIH team visits Kalinga Stadium ahead of Hockey World League

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final matches at Kalinga Stadium here in December, a three-member team of experts on Tuesday conducted a field study. The team examined the pitch of the hockey field on basis of five parameters and stated that they would submit a report to the Federation of International Hockey […]

Pakistan threatens to pull out of Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Uncertainty over participation of Pakistan in a sporting event in India has once again surfaced after the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) raked-up visa and security issues ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held in Odisha in 2018. According to reports, the Pakistan Hockey Federation president Khalid Khokar threatened not to […]

Swimmers see bleak future as Govt closes Kalinga Stadium pool complex

Bhubaneswar: Resenting government’s move to close down the swimming pool complex in Kalinga Stadium for indefinite period, swimmers, players, hostel inmates and other users staged a dharna on stadium premises today demanding immediate withdrawal of the notification. Resentment brewed among professional swimmers and sportspersons after the Sports and Youth Affairs department issued a notice on […]

Online ticket sales of HWL Final begin

Bhubaneswar:  The online sale of the tickets for the eight-nation Hockey World League (HWL) Final matches, to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here in December, has begun, it was announced on Friday. The tickets for the 10-day event, which is starting from December 1 will be priced at Rs 50 (East Stand) and Rs […]

Bureaucrats XI emerge winner of friendly football tourney

Bhubaneswar: The team of Bureaucrats XI emerged winner by defeating Tata Steel XI  in a friendly football tournament organised by Tata Steel at Kalinga Stadium today. The tournament was organised under the banner of ‘Friendship Cup Football Tournament’. Other participants were Leaders XI and Media XI. The Leaders XI led by MLA Arun Sahoo was […]