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Experienced midfielders group will be key to our success: Pradhan
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Midfielder Nikki Pradhan has stated the present experienced midfielders group will hold the key for the Indian women's hockey team at the big tournaments in the upcoming years.
2020-09-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Had never felt this stressed, says Mandeep about Covid-19 experience
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian hockey team striker Mandeep Singh is excited to be back on the pitch and go about basic activities to improve fitness after recovering from Covid-19. He was the first player to be admitted in the hospital in the state capital and Mandeep has now recalled the experience as being one of the toughest times of his life.
2020-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India conducts online workshops for new technical officials
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After the launch of the open application submission system for registration of hockey coaches and technical officials in India on the Hockey India Member Unit Portal in July earlier this year, a number of candidates submitted their application to register as an umpire or a technical official.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey has made women players financially secure: Captain Rani
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Hockey has made members of the Indian national womne's team financially independent at a young age and they are in a better position to take care of their families' needs, national captain Rani said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
We have firepower to break into top 5 in next 2 years, says Savita
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita has stated that the team is aiming to enter the top five of the FIH Rankings in the next two years.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
A teacher who led a hockey revolution among tribals in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 17 (IANS) A government-aided minority school teacher in Jharkhand epitomises the saying 'where there is a will, there is a way'.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Hockey
Online application, registration for hockey players planned
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Hockey India is planning to introduce an open application and registration process for players on its Hockey India Member Unit Portal, it said in a virtual walk-through of the portal for select members of the media on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Covid experience has made me mentally tougher to face any situation: Manpreet
Bengaluru, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh, who was tested positive for Covid-19 along with five other players last month, has revealed that it was not easy for him, especially mentally, to spent the time in hospital and subsequently going through isolation at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) facility.
2020-09-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Keen on pursuing HI Coaches Education Pathway, says Sreejesh
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) During the nationwide lockdown earlier this year, Hockey India engaged the men and women's teams with the entrance level for the Hockey India Coaches Education Pathway program - Level Basic.
2020-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
We will need a good build up to Tokyo Olympics, says SV Sunil
Bengaluru, Sep 12 (IANS) Indian hockey striker SV Sunil on Saturday expressed that the growth of the national teams, both men and women, over the past 10 years has been tremendous as there is a lot more professionalism and accountability now. He drew comparison to when he began his journey in international hockey in 2007 at the Asia Cup.
2020-09-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Next few months will be critical to hit old form again, says Chinglensana
Bengaluru, Sep 10 (IANS) It's been a little over three weeks since the Indian men's hockey team resumed sports activities at the ongoing national coaching camp at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) facility after a forced five-month break due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-10
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Rani my favourite & I hope to become like her someday, says Lalremsiami
Bengaluru, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Lalremsiami has been one of the go-to players in the national side in the last few years. The 20-year-old, who has played 64 matches for India, has played a part in many important victories for India which include the FIH Women's Series Finals and FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers last year. However, the forward expressed that the Asia Cup in 2017 was the turning point of her career.
2020-09-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Will closely watch European teams in Hockey Pro League, says Rohidas
Bengaluru, Sep 8 (IANS) India drag-flicker and defender Amit Rohidas, who is currently based in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre for the ongoing national camp, has said he will be keenly following the European teams when they resume the FIH Hockey Pro League later this month.
2020-09-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Winning Olympic medal our ultimate goal, says Neha Goyal
Bengaluru, Sep 7 (IANS) Midfielder Neha Goyal has stated that the ultimate goal of the Indian women's hockey team is to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics slated to be held next year.
2020-09-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Online workshops for Indian hockey coaches, technical officials
New Delhi, 5 Sep (IANS) The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will organise a set of online workshops throughout this month for Hockey India (HI) coaches and technical officials, following up on the previous series held in July and August. A group of 15-30 coaches and technical Officials will be attending the four AHF Online Education Workshops, HI said in a statement.
2020-09-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Teacher's Day: Indian hockey stars recall influence of their gurus
Bengaluru, Sep 5 (IANS) On the occasion of Teachers Day, players from the Indian men's and women's hockey teams recalled the influence of their childhood teachers and coaches that had a lasting impression on their careers and forged their path to achieve success.
2020-09-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Olympics deferment means reset button for hockey players: Coach Reid
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Patience is the key word as India's hockey stars look to get back into the groove amid the restrictions that are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to men's national team coach Graham Reid. With the Olympics postponed to next year and no international commitments planned for this year, Reid's description of the ongoing national camp gives the impression of it being a rebuilding project.
2020-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Pakistan hockey team cheered for India during 1962 Asian Games football final'
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Former India football team defender Arun Ghosh has revealed that the Pakistan hockey team had cheered for India to win the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta.
2020-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Hockey
Want to be as good as Manpreet in coming years, says Hardik
Bengaluru, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian men's hockey midfielder Hardik Singh has so far played only 37 matches for the senior team, but he has already been part of some crucial victories for the national side.
2020-09-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hopefully I will become the best finisher in the world: Navjot
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Forward Navjot Kaur harbours hopes of being the best finisher in the world. Navjot has over the years become an integral part of the Indian women's hockey team and has been part of some of their biggest moments.
2020-09-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Coaches monitored fitness during lockdown: Drag-flicker Harmanpreet
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The coaching staff kept a close watch on players' fitness and diet over the past five months and this helped the Indian men's hockey team bounce back after the depressing lockdown, says ace drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh.
2020-09-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
UP govt names road after former India hockey captain RP Singh
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Hockey India on Monday congratulated former India captain RP Singh after the Uttar Pradesh government honoured the services of the yesteryear's hockey star by naming a two-km-road in Churia -- a village in Deoria district -- after him.
2020-08-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Indian hockey is moving in right direction: Khel Ratna Rani
Bengaluru, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, who was on Saturday conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award, has said that she feels overwhelmed that women's hockey in the country is getting equal importance as that of the men.
2020-08-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
We never asked, people demanded Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand: Olympian son Ashok (National Sports Day Special)
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) In the autumn of 1931, iconic Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin had a brief meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in a humble little house in East India Dock Road in London. A year later, in Los Angeles, Charlie Chaplin had another memorable meeting with another Indian icon, Major Dhyanchand.
2020-08-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey stars to engage fans in skill challenge on National Sports Day
Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's hockey teams will engage with fans through skill challenges to celebrate the National Sports Day on Saturday which marks the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
2020-08-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Batra, Norman & Hockey India
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from the central government, Hockey India and others over a petition filed by Olympic gold medalist Aslam Sher Khan challenging the appointment of Narendra Dhruv Batra and Elena Norman as Life Member and CEO respectively of the sport's body.
2020-08-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hockey
Covid has failed to shift our focus from Olympics: Akashdeep
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year has not led to any changes in the Indian men's hockey team's targets for the marquee event, according to forward Akashdeep Singh. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the Olympics to be postponed from its original start date July 24 this year to July 23, 2021.
2020-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
SAI accepts HI High Performance Director David John's resignation
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said that it has accepted the resignation of David John, who was employed as High Performance Director at Hockey India.
2020-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Pleased to see women's team getting recognised with National Awards, says Marijne
Bengaluru, Aug 25 (IANS) With two Indian women hockey players being recognised with the National Awards this year, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne is brimming with pride.
2020-08-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Learning drag-flicking art turning point of my career, says Gurjit
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team defender Gurjit Kaur, who has been a key member of the national side for the last few years, has expressed that learning the art of drag-flicking properly has been the turning point of her career.
2020-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Was disheartening at first but we've adjusted to it: Rani on Olympics postponement
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics was a development which was difficult for players to wrap their heads around in the beginning but have now adjusted to, says Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal.
2020-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Used quarantine period to learn about India's extraordinary Oly history: Reid
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team Graham Reid has stated his side used the quarantine period at the SAI facility to learn about country's "extraordinary" Olympic history.
2020-08-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Khel Ratna will serve as a great motivation: Rani Rampal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday congratulated Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal for being conferred with the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
2020-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital due to VT
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar, who along with five other hockey players had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, has been readmitted to hospital due to Venous Thrombosis (VT).
2020-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Learned value of short distance passes in 3rd Youth Oly Games, says Vivek
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has been in the thick of things since making his senior Indian hockey team debut in January 2018. The 20-year-old has played a key role in the team's victories at the FIH Series Finals and the FIH Olympic Qualifiers last year.
2020-08-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI to provide Rs 1 lakh/year to state units for website maintenance
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Hockey India has said that it will be providing a grant of Rs 1 lakh per annum to its state member units for them to establish and maintain their websites.
2020-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India provides financial assistance to unemployed 61 players
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Hockey India Executive Board has announced its immediate support to 61 athletes from across the senior and junior men and women core probables who are not currently employed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Six hockey players cured of corona, quarantined in SAI B'luru
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six hockey players, who tested coronavirus positive earlier this month and were shifted to a hospital, are now cured and put in quarantine at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCE) in Bengaluru.
2020-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
SV Sunil opens up on quarantine experience at SAI Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) With the 14-day quarantine period for the hockey teams coming to an end on Tuesday, forward SV Sunil has said it was important for everyone to stay strong mentally to get through the challenge of staying in isolation for a lengthy period after returning to SAI's National Centre of Excellence.
2020-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Want to emulate the way Harmanpreet Singh plays, says Sanjay
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian junior men's hockey team defender Sanjay has taken a lot of cues from the way Harmanpreet Singh has performed as the defender and the vice-captain for the senior team in the last few years.
2020-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha celebrates its 1st anniversary
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) Odisha, based out of Kalinga Hockey Complex, Kalinga stadium, has completed one year of its journey of grooming hockey talent of the state and shaping the future of the sport in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'More women in officiating job, thanks to Hockey India's pro-activeness'
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Hockey India introducing the open application and registration process for tournament officials on their member unit portal has largely helped several young and upcoming umpires and technical officials apply and register, feels 40-year-old Rohini Bopanna who was recently promoted to the FIH Technical Official - Advancement Panel.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Jr. national c'ship in 2015 huge turning point for me, says Mahima
Sonipat, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian junior women's hockey team's defender Mahima Choudhary's journey to the junior team set-up has not been a straightforward one. The 20-year-old was once on the verge of quitting the sport for further studies because she was not getting picked, even for her state side. However, patience and determination, along with support from her parents saw her keep at it, and eventually become one of India's finest junior players in defense.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
Hockey teams to resume sporting activities at SAI Bengaluru from Aug 19
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The men's and women's hockey teams at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru will resume sporting activities from August 19, SAI said in a statement on Wednesday. The players had been asked to assemble at the campus on August 4.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI has utilised this period reall well to upskill umpires, says Shaikh
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) With domestic events put on a hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Hockey India has ensured this period is not lost on technical officials and umpires in the country.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
All 6 COVID-19 positive hockey players shifted to hospital: SAI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) All six Indian men's hockey team players, who have tested positive for coronavirus, have been shifted to a multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed on Wednesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Sreejesh has set the bar very high for goalkeepers in India'
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian junior men's hockey team goalkeeper Prashant Kumar Chauhan believes veteran PR Sreejesh has set the bar high for young goalkeepers in the country.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
COVID-19 positive Mandeep Singh shifted to hospital, condition stable: SAI
Bengaluru, Aug 11 (IANS) India men's hockey team member Mandeep Singh, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has been shifted to a multispeciality hospital after his condition moved from "mild to moderate severity of COVID-19", Sports Authority of India (SAI) has informed.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
I follow Rupinder for dragflick & Birendra for defence, says Pratap
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India colts defender/drag-flicker Pratap Lakra has revealed he follows the likes of Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra in the senior men's team in order to improve his skills in hockey.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India is not for sale: Ex-hockey coach recalls Dhyanchand's response to Hitler (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The date August 15 holds a great significance for every Indian around the world but 11 years before that day in 1947, the Indian flag flew highest in another part of the world -- Germany. At the 1936 Olympics, the players of the Indian hockey team were creating an unbelievable sort of frenzy around them, courtesy of their performances in front of packed arenas of Berlin.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey