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Tag: Men S Hockey World Cup

FIH to send delegation to assess the current situation of Hockey India
FIH to send delegation to assess the current situation of Hockey India

The FIH has decided to review the current situation of Hockey India following the resignation of Narinder Batra from his post.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Men’s Hockey WC 2018: Technical glitches 'time out' online inaugural ticket sale

Bhubaneswar: Despite the craze created around the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, several fans were left disappointed today after they failed to buy tickets for the inaugural ceremony to be held at Kalinga Stadium and Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Though the online ticket sale began today, several fans were a disgruntled lot owing to severe […]

Hockey World Cup: Online ticket sale for opening ceremony from November 20

Bhubaneswar: The tickets for opening ceremony of the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium and the World Cup Celebrations event at Barabati Stadium will be sold online from November 20. As per an announcement by the Hockey India on Sunday, the selling of tickets for both the events will go live on http://ticketgenie.in/event/hwc-opening-ceremony […]

No counters; tickets for Hockey World Cup opening ceremony to be available online

Bhubaneswar: A day after fans went berserk over unavailability of tickets for the opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium, the authorities today announced that all the tickets for the mega event will be sold online. Moreover, the dates for the sale of online tickets would be notified through various mediums […]

Commissionerate Police on toes ahead of key events in Twin City

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has placed a requisition before the police headquarters for deployment of senior police officials from other parts of Odisha in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar which will play host to three major events including the Men’s Hockey World Cup and Bali Yatra. Moreover, 30 platoons of police force will […]

Failing to get HWC tickets, fans vandalise Kalinga Stadium counter

Bhubaneswar: Tension erupted at Kalinga Stadium, the venue of the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup here today as some fans resorted to vandalism after failing to get tickets for the opening ceremony of the mega sporting event scheduled to begin from November 28. As per the announcement made earlier about the availability of the inaugural […]

Will leave 'no stone unturned' to take India to podium in HWC: Harendra Singh

Bhubaneswar: As hockey fever pitches sky high with the buildup to the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here later this month, the hosts India looks all pumped up to claim the biggest silverware in the game at its home ground. In an exclusive chit chat, OTV caught up with the head […]

Men's Hockey World Cup: Odisha's Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas in Indian squad

Bhubaneswar: Two players from host State Odisha have been named in the 18-member Indian squad for the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to begin at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar later this month. While experienced defender Birendra Lakra made a comeback to the team, Amit Rohidas too has been included in the 18-member Indian squad […]

Odia Cheer-Up Song Of Men’s Hockey World Cup released

Bhubaneswar: With hockey fever gripping the entire State every passing day, the Sports and Youth Services department on Wednesday released the cheer-up song for the Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to begin from November 28 at Kalinga Stadium here. The video song featuring the tradition and culture of Odisha is prepared to cheer up Team […]

Hockey World Cup: Fans baffled after tickets run out during offline sale

Bhubaneswar: The offline sale of tickets for the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar began today much to the disappointment of fans as tickets for the opening match ran out within minutes. Besides, tickets for quarter final, semifinal and final matches are also reportedly unavailable, that too on the very first day […]

Odisha government to launch ‘Mo Bus’ services tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is all set to roll out new its – ‘Mo Bus’ services in the capital city from tomorrow ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup. According to sources, the service will be launched as a part of state government-owned Capital Region Urban Transport’s (CRUT) ‘City Bus Modernisation’ programme. The services will be […]

Hockey World Cup: Offline ticket sale to begin from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Hockey fever is all set to pitch sky high as the offline sale of tickets for the most awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup in the city will begin from tomorrow. According to sources, the tickets will be available at counters near Gate number – 9 of the iconic Kalinga Stadium, the venue where the […]

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi wishes success for Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished success for the mega hockey event to be held in Odisha in November. During his address to nation through his Mann Ki Baat radio programme, PM Modi stated that hockey holds special place in the hearts of […]

AR Rahman troupe in Odisha for Hockey World Cup Anthem song

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and leading composer AR Rahman will be seen in action in the State. King Khan will be seen in the anthem video composed by Rahman and the shooting for the song has already begun. The lyrics of […]

Odisha police to use drones for surveillance during men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure proper security in and around the Kalinga stadium during the men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police has decided to use drones for surveillance & traffic management during the tournament. According to sources, there will be a restriction zone for flying drones near the stadium except for […]