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IOC still recognises world hockey chief Batra as IOA president

The International Olympic Association has told The Hockey Paper that it is "reviewing the situation carefully" following the recent decision of the Delhi High Court in the case of Hockey India and its potential implications on the Indian Olympic...

Inquiry launched against FIH chief into alleged ‘misuse’ of money

Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) president, has seen a preliminary inquiry lodged against him for allegedly diverting funds of around £35,000 of Hockey India funds for his personal benefit. Batra is a former secretary general and president of...

‘Divided’ FIH: Narinder Batra retains world hockey presidency in tight vote

India's Narinder Batra retained presidency of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday after a closely-fought, two vote win against Marc Coudron, of Belgium. Batra held on for a second term at the helm of world hockey, defeating Coudron by...

Narinder Batra outlines ‘Team 11 for hockey’ in FIH presidency bid

Narinder Batra has launched his election manifesto as he seeks to carry on as International Hockey Federation president on May 22. Batra's 'Team 11 for hockey' outlines his steps to take hockey to the next level for what he hopes...

FIH presidency: Marc Coudron aims to put players, clubs back at heart of hockey

Outgoing Belgium Hockey president Marc Coudron says the pandemic revaluated his desire to go for the top job in world hockey. Coudron, a former 358-cap international with the Red Lions, will go head-to-head with current president Narinder Batra for the...

Narinder Batra bids to run for second world hockey presidency term

President Narinder Batra has confirmed his bid to run for a second term at the helm of world hockey. Ahead of May's polls during the International Hockey Federation congress, Batra outlined his intention to stand for re-election in a letter...

World hockey accounts reveal losses in 2019

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) lost more than £519,000 in 2019, according to the governing body's latest financial figures. In the last FIH auditors report, released in late 2019, the financial statement revealed that TV production costs were ‘under-estimated’ while...

World hockey sets in motion gender equality policy

By Cassie Worth World hockey has ratified its own gender equality policy which aims to have a 50-50 split across its executive and committees off the field of play. Last year it was revealed that the FIH had the highest female...

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

"Sometimes", proclaimed the Daily Mail's chief sports writer Martin Samuel, "there is great benefit in obscurity. In relatively minor sports it allows hopeless administrators to flourish unquestioned." It was but a small item in his regular column, but it struck...

Narinder Batra given written warning by world hockey over Facebook post

By Richard Bright The International Hockey Federation has handed Dr Narinder Batra, the world governing body’s president, a written warning following a disciplinary proceeding relating to a social media post last summer. On his personal Facebook account, Batra criticised police in...
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