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Rio Olympics was a turning point for us: Khel Ratna nominee Rani
Bengaluru, June 3 (IANS) India women's hockey captain Rani on Wednesday stated that she feels extremely honoured for being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Rio Olympics was a turning point for us: Khet Ratna nominee Rani
Bengaluru, June 3 (IANS) India women's hockey captain Rani on Wednesday stated that she feels extremely honoured for being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
HI adds more structure to gradation of tournament officials
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Hockey India has decided to add more structure to the gradation of tournament officials to help improve the standards of officiating.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sachin, Bindra among sportspersons condoling Balbir Singh Sr's death
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar led the list of sports personalities who thronged social media to pay their last respects to hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away aged 96 at a private hospital in Chandigarh on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr cremated with state honours
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away on Monday morning at a private hospital, was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 electrical crematorium.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Manpreet, Rani pay tributes to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal, captain of India men's and women's hockey teams, paid their tributes to legendary player Balbir Singh Senior who passed away in Mohali on Monday morning.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Balbir Singh Sr leaves behind rich legacy: Narinder Batra
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narinder Batra, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and member of International Olympic Committee (IOC), has paid tributes to legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away on Monday morning in Mohali.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Hockey has lost its brightest star': Balbir Singh Sr passes away
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Hockey India has expressed condolences on the sad demise of legendary player Balbir Singh Sr who breathed his last on Monday morning in Mohali. The triple Olympic Champion and World Cup-winning team manager had been battling for life since May 8 when he was hospitalised.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Balbir Singh Sr's condition remains critical, doctors assessing
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Legendary former hockey player Balbir Singh Sr.'s heart rate and blood pressure is nearly stable but his condition remains critical. He had been admitted last week at Fortis Mohali and continues to be in a "semi-comatose condition," according to a statement by his grandson.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI coaching course was really insightful & informative: Sharmila
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) The members of the senior men and senior women core probables currently at the SAI Centre, gained a lot of perspective about hockey through the Hockey India Level 'Basic' Coaching Course online, which was announced by May 9.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Maintaining fitness to play top-level hockey once we resume, says Navjot
Bengaluru, 15 May 2020: Ever since Wayne Lombard took over as the Scientific Advisor of the Indian women's hockey team, there has been a considerable improvement in the fitness levels of the players, which has resulted in better performances on the field.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Resumption of training will help players handle homesickness: Sreejesh
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) P.R. Sreejesh has asked Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to allow training to resume at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru so as to help players deal with the various mental issues as well, apart from getting back to full fitness, that comes with being quarantined away from home for such a long time.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Will come back with greater resolve post lockdown, says Jarmanpreet
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Jarmanpreet Singh has been thoroughly examining the footage of his previous matches amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in place in order to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hockey post COVID-19: Players asked to carry own towels & bottles
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) No physical contact other than in normal play, training in "groups of maximum four to six people in an area of 40x20m" and mandatory usage of the Aarogya Setu app are among the measures listed out in Hockey India's Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) once training and competitions restart post the lockdown imposed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
We will do everything to make podium finish in Tokyo: Nikki
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team midfielder Nikki Pradhan that all the members of the squad want to be known as Olympic medallists, and not just Olympians and that's why they would do everything to make it to the podium in the Tokyo Games.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
I idolise Rani & Vandana, have learned a lot from them: Udita
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) India women's hockey team forward Udita has said that she is very fortunate to be playing alongside senior players like Rani and Vandana Katariya.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr admitted to hospital in critical condition
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has been admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh in critical condition. Balbir was taken from his residence to PGI Chandigarh before finally being admitted in Fortis Mohali on Saturday.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Batra's term as FIH President extended to May 2021
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Narinder Batra will remain President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) until May 2021. The FIH said in a statement on Friday while announcing the postponement of the 47th FIH Congress that the terms of Batra and the Executive Board members which were due to end in October 2020 have now been extended.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Manpreet motivates the team through his game: Nilakanta
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team midfielder Nilakanta Sharma has showed praise on captain Manpreet Singh, saying the 27-year-old motivates the team through his game and ensures that every player is contributing in some way or the other.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Team working hard to remain sharper than opponents: Vandana
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Experienced Indian forward Vandana Katariya has said that the team is focussing on maintaining their fitness levels so that they can be sharper than their opponents when they return on the hockey field once the nationwide lockdown ends and situation improves amid the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Team has become much more aggressive under Reid: Gurinder
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) India men's hockey team defender Gurinder Singh has insisted that during the ongoing lockdown period, he is working extremely hard to book a place in the squad for the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed to next year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Utilising time to pursue our hobbies, catch up on Netflix: Navjot
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Navjot Kaur has said that amid the nationwide lockdown in place due to COVID-19 pandemic, players -- while working on their fitness and game -- have also got a chance to focus on their hobbies and catch up on shows on Netflix.
2020-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Postponement hasn't changed our target of winning Olympic medal: Namita
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) Indian womens hockey team midfielder Namita Toppo has said that the postponement of Tokyo Games has not changed their goal of winning an Olympic medal and they are working even harder to achieve the same.
2020-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Disappointment of Tokyo Games postponement is behind us: Sushila Chanu
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team mid-fielder Sushila Chanu has insisted that the team has left behind the disappointment of the postponement of Tokyo Olympic Games and they are now working harder to achieve their goal.
2020-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Lockdown hasn't affected our goal of winning Olympic medal: Mandeep
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Indian hockey striker Mandeep Singh believes the team has moved on from the initial disappointment which they had to deal with following the postponement of Tokyo Olympic Games and are now working on improving their skills and fitness during the lockdown in place due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
No drop in intensity as we prepare for Oly amidst lockdown, says Savita
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia believes it is important for the team to look at positives in order to stay motivated amid the COVID-19 crisis which the country is currently battling with.
2020-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India postpones various 2020 National Championships
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Hockey India has postponed the remaining various annual categories of the 2020 National Championships which were scheduled earlier to begin from April 29 onwards at different venues spread across the country.
2020-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Dhanraj Pillay donates Rs 5 lakh to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Hockey wizard Dhanraj Pillay has contributed Rs 5 lakh to the PM-CARES fund as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak. The world has come to a standstill due to the pandemic and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Minerva Academy donates Rs 5 lakh towards Covid-19 relief funds
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly all around the world, Minerva Academy owner Ranjit Bajaj has donated Ra 5 lakh in 4 different donations towards the Punjab Chief Minister's COVID Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), Haryana CORONA Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), PM Cares Fund (Rs 2 Lakh) and Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh (Rs 1 Lakh) to help medical workers and hospitals fight the global pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakhs towards COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday pledged to contribute Rs 25 lakhs towards the PM Cares Fund in a bid to join country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sjoerd Marijne puts off plan to visit family due to COVID-19
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India women's hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne has been forced to cancel his plans of visiting his family in the Netherlands in the wake of the travel restrictions put in place due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Tokyo 2020 our best chance to win hockey medal, says Vivek
Bengaluru, March 11 (IANS) Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad believes that Tokyo 2020 is the best chance for the Indian men's hockey team to win an Olympic medal.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
37 probables named for jr. women hockey camp
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Hockey India has named 37 core probables for the junior women national coaching camp beginning Monday.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
1st edition of U-21 Khelo India Women's Hockey League announced
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League (Under 21), to be organised by the Sports Authority of India in association with Hockey India, will be held at three different venues across the country in three phases between March-November this year.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India men achieve all-time high in FIH world rankings
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has climbed to the fourth position, their highest since the inception of FIH world rankings in 2003, in the recently released table.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India men achieve all-time high in FIH world rankings
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has climbed to the fourth position, their highest since the inception of FIH world rankings in 2003, in the recently released table.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Hockey great and Olympic medallist Balbir Singh Kullar dies
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was part of the the team that won bronze at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, died at the age of 77 on Sunday. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters.
2020-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
FIH Pro League: India beats Australia in penalty shootout
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) India beats Australia in penalty shootout after the second FIH Pro League match between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
FIH Pro League: India go down fighting 3-4 to holders Australia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) India lost 3-4 to defending champions Australia but not before they put up a spirited display in their first match of the two-leg FIH Pro League encounter here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
India U-17 eves defeat Romania in second friendly
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The India U-17 women's team registered a 1-0 victory over their Romanian counterparts in the second friendly match between the two teams in Turkler, Turkey, on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Was always determined to make comeback: Chinglensana
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) India's work ethic in the midfield has proved to be the difference in their initial four matches of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 which sees them sit in the third spot on the table with eight points from four matches. The team has certainly benefited from the return of experienced midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India names 25 women probables for national camp
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named the 25-member core probables list for the upcoming senior women national camp ahead of the 6th Women's Asian Champions Trophy and Tokyo Olympics.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
FIH award huge motivation for Tokyo Olympics: Lalremsiami
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's young striker Lalremsiami has dedicated the FIH Rising Star of the Year 2019 Award to her late father and believes the honour serves as a great motivation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India congratulates Manpreet on Player of the Year award
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Hockey India on Thursday congratulated the India captain Manpreet Singh on winning the FIH Player of the Year award.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
KIUG will help in identifying more raw talent: Rampal
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal believes the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) will further uplift the level of the sport, with new raw talent from various universities across India getting the platform to showcase their talent.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Award big motivation, want to strive harder for India: Vivek
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Hockey India on Monday congratulated India midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad on being adjudged FIH's Rising Star of the Year 2019.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Happy to be part of change in women's hockey: Rani
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) To say that it has been a good start to the year for Indian women's hockey team's talismanic captain Rani Rampal would be an understatement. She won the Padma Shri on January 25 and five days later, she became the first ever hockey player to win the World Games Athlete of the Year award.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Navneet scores twice as Indian eves beat New Zealand 3-0
Auckland, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team on Wednesday defeated hosts New Zealand by 3-0, thus ending their New Zealand Tour on a high. Playing their last match in the five-match tour, India stuck to a disciplined structure, remained assertive in their attack and ensured a good finish without letting the pressure daunt their efforts to win.
2020-02-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
Rani shines in India's 1-0 win against Great Britain
Auckland, Feb 4 (IANS) A confident Indian Women's hockey team registered a 1-0 win against Great Britain on Tuesday in their fourth match in Auckland.
2020-02-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India announces squad for FIH Hockey Pro League
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Hockey India on Monday named 24-member Indian men's hockey squad for the upcoming matches against World No.1 Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League to be held on February 8 and 9 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey