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India’s Biggest Hockey Stadium To Come Up In Rourkela City: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: In what could redefine the sports landscape in Odisha, the country’s biggest hockey stadiums will come up in the city of Rourkela. Announcing this, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the new world class hockey stadium in Rourkela will have a sitting capacity for 20,000 spectators. “The stadium along with the allied […]

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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. […]

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Hockey WC: Australia thrash England to settle for bronze

Bhubaneswar: Tom Craig scored thrice while Jeremy Hayward’s brace helped Australia thrash England 8-1 in the bronze medal match of the Hockey World Cup here on Sunday. Australia controlled the proceedings right from the start. England found the back of the net in the 45th minute via Barry Middleton. For Australia, apart from Craig (ninth […]

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India should not allow space, focus on possession against Netherlands: Ignace Tirkey

Bhubaneswar: With India set for a mouth-watering quarter final clash against World Number-4 team, the Netherlands on December 13 in the on-going Men’s Hockey World Cup, former Indian captain, Ignace Tirkey today suggested the Men in Blue to play tight and not to relinquish possession of the ball. In an interview to OTV, Tirkey who […]

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Hope India, Pakistan will regain glory in hockey: Pak envoy

Bhubaneswar: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Monday said organising events like Men’s Hockey World Cup in the subcontinent would help India and Pakistan regain the past glory in the sport. “There was a time when either India or Pakistan would reach the finals of any hockey tournament… It’s a past now. I […]

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India will play better in knockout games: Former Odisha hockey player Roselin

Bhubaneswar: As the competition gets tougher in the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here, sports pundits have now started to speculate team India’s prospects of good performance in the upcoming matches. In an exclusive interview to OTV, former International hockey player from Odisha, Roselin Dung Dung sounded confident of a superb […]

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HWC 2018: It’s Netherlands or Canada against India in quarters

Bhubaneswar: With Netherlands thrashing Pakistan 5-1 to wrap up the league round of the on-going Men’s Hockey World Cup on Sunday, all eyes have now shifted towards the hosts India who will play its crucial quarter final on December 13. Netherlands which finished in second place of Group D will play a crossover match against […]

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Confident of a better performance by team India against Canada: Roshan Minz

Bhubaneswar: All eyes will be on hosts India as they take on Canada in their final Pool C match in the Hockey Men’s World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium today. As the team India will be looking to seal direct quarterfinal berth, hockey player Roshan Minz in an exclusive interview to OTV stated […]

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Men's Hockey World Cup: Different coaches, striking similarity

Bhubaneswar: In case you are too engrossed in men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha and the players fighting out on the striking blue astro turf; here’s an interesting fact about the brains that run the show from the touchline. Very few know that the coaches of several teams share a strikingly common trait – as […]

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Hertzberger scores hat-trick, Netherlands demolish hapless Malaysia 7-0

Bhubaneswar: Jeroen Hertzberger scored a hat-trick to help last edition silver medallist Netherlands spank a hapless Malaysia 7-0 in a lopsided opening Pool D encounter at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Saturday. Asian Games silver medallist Malaysia, coached by legendary Dutchman Roelant Oltmans, were expected to produce a fight but the world […]

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Fighting Pakistan lost 0-1 to Germany in Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: Four-time champions Pakistan produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 0-1 to Olympic bronze medallist Germany in their opening Pool D match of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. It is a creditable result for Pakistan considering the fact that the nation did not have a great build up to the tournament. […]

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India should play attacking hockey against Belgium: 1975 WC winner Aslam Sher Khan

Bhubaneswar: Member of illustrious 1975 World Cup winning team and Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan today urged team India to go all guns blazing in its next encounter against Belgium in the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium tomorrow. Sher Khan, who played a crucial role in sending India through to the finals […]

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Is BJD trying to promote 'brand' Naveen through Hockey World Cup?

Bhubaneswar: While the entire State is abuzz with the Men’s Hockey World Cup, Opposition parties have alleged that the ruling-BJD is leaving no stone unturned to promote ‘brand Naveen’ in the garb of the mega sporting event. The Opposition parties alleged that the ongoing men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha has become a promotional event […]

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CM releases commemorative postage stamps on Men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday released commemorative postage stamps on Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup. The stamps aim at commemorating the 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in the state. “I would like to thank the Postal Department for producing beautiful stamps at the time of the Hockey World Cup,” Patnaik said. […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Can India's young brigade turn things around this time?

Bhubaneswar: The stage is all set for the historic fight among the teams across the globe to win the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup title. While Hockey fever has already gripped people, it is the third time that India is hosting the event. The eight time Olympic champion India had participated in all the 13 […]

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Hockey mania reaches crescendo as inaugural countdown begins

Bhubaneswar: True to the tagline of the hockey men’s World Cup 2018, “heart beats for hockey” every heart in the city seems to be beating faster to catch a glimpse of the scheduled scintillating, energetic and vibrant inaugural ceremony scheduled in the evening today. Apart from the city that’s decked up in every nook and […]

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CM Naveen launches public bicycle sharing project & 'Mo Cycle' app

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a public bicycle sharing project and a mobile app ‘Mo Cycle’ ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament here. The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) in association with Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), has brought in the Mo Cycle system, to reduce traffic congestion, enhance […]

Kalinga Sena withdraws threat to throw ink at SRK

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Sena on Monday withdrew its threat of throwing ink at Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during his visit to Odisha for participating in the opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup on Tuesday. The fringe outfit took the decision following an appeal from Hockey India president Mohammed Mushtaque Ahmad. “We have […]

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Hockey World Cup: Teams continue to arrive in Bhubaneswar

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 […]

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'Run For Hockey' Marathon: Man dies, 3 others fall sick in separate incidents

Khurda: A man died while three others were taken ill while running during Marathon events organised by the Biju Yuva Vahini for promoting the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup across Odisha today. The deceased identified as Krushna Parida was a resident of Kamaguru Panchayat under Jankia police limits in Khurda district. According to sources, Parida […]

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Tracks laid out for smart cycles in smart city Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, smart cycle tracks have been laid out across the city. While 1400 cycles have reached Bhubaneswar, in the first phase 1000 cycles will be available for public use for which BMC has identified 120 locations. “In the first phase we have identified 120 places, work […]

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Bhubaneswar has a special place in my heart: England hockey player Adam Dixon

Bhubaneswar: England hockey player Adam Dixon is a local hero here in the capital city for his stint with the Odisha’s home team Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League tournament. Dixon who arrived with his other national team members yesterday to take part in the Men’s Hockey World Cup from November 28, opened up […]

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Odisha boy promotes Hockey World Cup across India

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote the men’s Hockey World Cup, which is being hosted by Odisha for the first time, Odia boy Bijay Kumar Mallick toured the country to spread the message. Mallick had started his promotional journey 20 days back from Bhubaneswar in a bid to make people aware about the Hockey World […]

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Men's Hockey World Cup: France will fight as a team, says coach Jeroen Delmee

Bhubaneswar: With the Men’s Hockey World Cup just days away from kick-start at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha; all eyes will be on the French team which is making a comeback after 28 years. France men’s hockey team coach, Jeroen Delmee in an interview to OTV sounded confident of a superb show by the team […]

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A Sneak Peek at the Indian Hockey team’s performance at Hockey Men’s World Cups

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 […]