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‘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...

World hockey to assess penalty corner dangers – but not before 2018 World Cups

World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and serious injury. Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation president, said earlier this year that any potential ban wouldn't...

World hockey set to discuss penalty corner issues

World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and serious injury. Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation president, said earlier this year that any potential ban wouldn't...
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Euro Hockey 2021: Scotland and England continue close battles

Scotland women cast aside the world ranking order and made old rivals England work all the way to the...
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