Monday, June 27, 2022

India

We aren’t afraid of anyone at Hockey World Cup, says India’s Sushila Chanu

India's "fighting spirit" has given the side optimism for a successful Women's World Cup. India will open their campaign against England on July 3 in a Pool B match before matches against China and New Zealand. Half back Sushila Chanu said...

‘Mishandled’: Dr Batra meets India coach after criticising team’s performances

Graham Reid, the India men's coach, met with Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra this week after he criticised the national hockey side's recent peformances. Batra, who is also International Hockey Federation (FIH) president, had asked Hockey India to explain...

Harmanpreet Singh: lockdown difficulties prepared us for Olympic challenges

Star defender and drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh has been a central figure in the resurgence of the Indian men’s hockey team in recent years. His clutch performances for the team not only played a vital role in the Indian...

France show Paris Olympic credentials with Hockey Pro League win over India

France men beat India for the first time since 2004 with a superb 5-2 victory in the latest FIH Pro League matches in Potchefstroom. France's invitation to compete in the global league was always going to be accepted and preparation...

India squad ‘reflects how seriously we take Hockey Pro League matches’

India men's coach Graham Reid says their first set of FIH Pro League matches will be an important marker for their returning Tokyo medallists. India will be travelling to South Africa for the upcoming FIH Pro League matches against South...

India’s Vandana Katariya up for Presidential award

India's Vandana Katariya is among nine athletes and the lone hockey player this year who has been named for the Presidential award, conferred by the Hon’ble President of India.    Vandana, 29, who hails from Roshnabad in Haridwar district of...

One year to go, India take own steps towards men’s Hockey World Cup

Construction is still on track for the new 20,000-seater stadium in Rourkela, which will act as a second venue alongside Bhubaneswar at the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. Logistics and match schedule for teams have yet to be determined....

We can’t let our performance drop in hectic year, says India’s Savita

In a calendar-packed year for the sport, which includes the Asia Cup, Pro League, the World Cup and Commonwealth Games, goalkeeper Savita says India must keep up their momentum to keep making inroads to the top echelons of world...

Modi: Past governments to blame for Indian hockey’s Olympic medal drought

India's prime minister Narendra Modi has weighed in on Indian hockey's medal drought at the Olympics by suggesting that previous governments are to blame for a lacklustre approach towards the sport. India men's bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Games last...

Is this one of the most important hockey sticks in the world?

There are many sticks in The Hockey Museum, many as old or even older than the one pictured but, with the passage of time, it has no knowledge of who owned them or where they were used. A stick...
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