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Ramandeep an inspiration for all young hockey players: Arshdeep
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Nineteen-year-old Arshdeep Singh is determined to seal a place in the Indian junior men's hockey team in the near future after missing out on the Six-Nation Championship in Spain last year due to a knee injury. He has expressed that he is inspired by the way forward Ramandeep Singh has dealt with injuries in his international career.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Camps for Indian men's & women's hockey teams to start on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The national camp for the Indian men's and women's hockey teams will start from August 4 at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Want to help India win medals at Asian Games, Olympics: Mumtaz Khan
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) The story of young Mumtaz Khan, who plays as a forward for the Indian junior women's hockey team, is one of hardships, grit, determination and great potential.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Chinglensana has motivated Manipur younsters to take up hockey: Rabichandra
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Indian junior men's core probables Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem and Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem are extremely grateful to have Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and Harmanpreet Singh as their role models in the senior team.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Getting back to rhythm will be tough but we have time: Sreejesh
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) It was in the first week of March that 32 players assembled for the mens national camp at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Bengaluru centre. The target was to select a squad that would travel to Germany and England for India's FIH Pro League ties against the respective national teams in the two countries.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Want to become world's best midfielder, says Mariana Kujur
Mumbai, 30 July (IANS) Indian junior women's hockey team midfielder Mariana Kujur has said she idolises her fellow Odia stalwarts Lilima Minz and Namita Toppo and has always looked up to them since her initial days in the sport.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Manpreet an inspiration for all midfielders, says Yashdeep Siwach
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With two silver medals at the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Indian junior men's hockey team player Yashdeep Siwach has tasted a considerable amount of success in his short junior career so far. Siwach, who is yet to make his senior Indian team debut, has expressed that he is happy about the way his junior career has progressed so far.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Eventual dream is to play for India & win Olympic medal: Ishika Chaudhary
Gwalior, July 28 (IANS) Midfielder Ishika Chaudhary, who is considered by many as the backbone of the Indian junior women's hockey team, has said that she's ready to take the next step forward, but puts winning the Asia Cup with the junior team on the number one spot on her priority list.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
India has some of the best brains when it comes to hockey: Graham Reid
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Hockey India has shared that they are currently conducting specialised workshops for top level Indian coaches who hold a minimum of an FIH Level '1' coach certification.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey India conducts online workshop for technical delegates & officers
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After having conducted an online workshop for all Hockey India registered technical delegates and umpire managers last month to ensure standardisation of assessment of officials, Hockey India on Saturday organised yet another online workshop for the Hockey India registered technical delegates and officers to ensure continuation in the development process of the participating technical officials.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Uncertainty will be the biggest challenge during next 12 months: Reid
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Exactly a year from now, the Indian men and women's hockey teams would have begun their campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The women's team would have taken on World No.1 Netherlands while the men's team would have played New Zealand on July 24, 2021.
2020-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hope Tokyo Oly is as memorable for us as it was in 1964: Harbinder Singh
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Harbinder Singh, who was part of India's gold medal winning team at 1964 Olympic Games, is hoping that the current team led by Manpreet Singh would be able to do the same in the Tokyo Games scheduled to be held next year.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
On track to make India proud in Tokyo: Manpreet, Rani
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With exactly one year to go for the Olympic Games to begin in Tokyo on July 23, 2021, both men's and women's hockey teams from India are committed to make the nation proud and make a podium finish at the prestigious quadrennial tournament.
2020-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Execution key to finish on podium in Tokyo Games: V Baskaran
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former India captain V Baskaran believes the current national men's hockey team should not read too much into the results at the Hockey Pro League and should rather focus on executing their plans on the field during next year's Tokyo Olympics.
2020-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Delighted to see John Coates as IOC Vice-President: Hockey Australia
Adelaide, July 20 (IANS) Hockey Australia President Melanie Woosnam has congratulated Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates for his election as the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
2020-07-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Hockey
India have realistic chance of winning medal in Tokyo, says Sardar Singh
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sardar Singh, former captain of the Indian men's hockey team, is confident that the Manpreet Singh-led can end the medal drought and make a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics.
2020-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Have all our bases covered, can make history in Tokyo: Savita
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Indian hockey goalkeeper Savita believes the team has all their bases covered and stand a great chance to win the elusive medal at next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Can win Oly medal in Tokyo if we play to our potential, says Sreejesh
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh believes 2021 is going to be the biggest year for Indian hockey and the team can surely win the elusive Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games if they play to their full potential.
2020-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Very inspired by story of Dilip Tirkey, says Suman Beck
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) From a state that has produced scores of international hockey players, it was not a surprise that India junior hockey team's defender Suman Beck chose to enrol himself for hockey lessons when he was 11 years old.
2020-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Believe I can compete at the biggest of stages, says Bichu Devi
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bichu Devi Kharibam, who has spent a considerable amount of time at senior national camps since November last year, has expressed that she has been fortunate to learn key aspects of the game from senior players - Savita and Rajani Etimarpu.
2020-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Facing discrimination because of my name & religion, alleges former HI chief
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Former Hockey India President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad on Tuesday accused the Sports Ministry of partiality in application of the 2011 National Sports Development Code of India and of discriminating against him because of his religion.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Really happy to resume some sort of outdoor stick-work, says Sumit
Sonipat (Haryana), July 14 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team's midfielder Sumit has said the time off from national camp has been refreshing for him, and he is now again looking forward to rejoining his teammates soon.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
I always looked up to Sardar Singh, says Vishal Antil
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) In 2017, when midfielder Vishal Antil came into the junior national coaching camp in SAI, Bengaluru, he would closely observe his senior compatriot Sardar Singh who trained at the same campus. The former India captain's discipline, his focus on the game and professionalism made Antil look up to him.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey Pro League ideal test for us before Olympics, says Manpreet
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid has said that the tough competition against top nations in the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League season will help his team prepare best for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Mushtaque Ahmad resigns as HI chief, Ningombam nominated new President
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Hockey India Executive Board held an Emergent Executive Board meeting on Friday naming Manipur's Gyanendro Ningombam as the officiating President of Hockey India. This was following the resignation letter of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India on July 7 due to his personal and family commitments.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Looking to make a difference once hockey returns, says Sharmila
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) After a fruitful debut year with the Indian women's hockey team where she helped her team qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, forward Sharmila Devi is itching to get back on the field to make a difference.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India's pro league campaign to restart in April with tie in Argentina
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's FIH Pro League campaign is scheduled to restart on April 10 and 11, 2021 with a tie against Argentina away from home as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday announced a new schedule for the men's and women's Pro League.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
FIH organises facilities workshop for Hockey India state member units
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Facilities and Quality Programme Manager at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Alastair Cox conducted a facilities workshop for Hockey India State Member Units through Microsoft Teams on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sports Ministry asks Hockey India President to step down
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Hockey India President Mushtaque Ahmed has been asked to stand down from his post by the Sports Ministry, declaring that his 2018 election violated the 2011 National Sports Development Code.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Important to give 100 % & have self-belief, says defender Kothajit
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Kothajit Singh Khadangbam has revealed that his biggest learnings from the COVID-19 induced lockdown were to value the importance of patience and the requirement of believing in oneself in every situation.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
NHL set to restart on August 1 after COVID-19 hiatus
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced that it is targeting an August 1 return to the season, which was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Hockey
Rani's struggle & rise as a player gives me hope, says Rajwinder
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Born in a small village named Mugal Chak in Naushehra Pannua taluk near Tarn Taran, Punjab, Rajwinder Kaur -- the eldest of three sisters and a brother -- grew up in a culture where girls had to work the chores at home and sweat it out in near by farms for daily wage. Studying was never mandatory and playing hockey was a rarity.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sarangi promoted to Advancement Panel Technical Officer by FIH
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Hockey India on Monday congratulated Biswaranjan Sarangi of Cuttack, Odisha on being promoted to Technical Officer - Advancement Panel by the FIH Officials Committee.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
AHF to conduct online workshops for Hockey India officials
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After the successful completion of the AHF online education workshops for various Asian countries in June, Hockey India's request to the Asian Hockey Federation for the conduction of the same workshops for Hockey India coaches and technical officials has been accepted.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
It's been challenging without teammates at SAI Bengaluru, says Karkera
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) When Hockey India announced a month-long break for all members of both men's and women's teams on June 19, everyone except Suraj Karkera decided to make their way home.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Lockdown halted preparations for junior women's hockey WC, says captain
Imphal, July 2 (IANS) The Indian junior women's hockey team was preparing for the 2020 Junior Asia Cup in Kakamigahara, Japan which was to begin on April 6 this year when COVID-19 pandemic halted the team's quest to achieve a berth for the Junior Women's World Cup by winning the continental championship.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Hockey
Staying at SAI campus in lockdown helped keep Oly prep going: Manpreet
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Having being made the skipper of the national team at the tender age of 25, India hockey star Manpreet Singh has gone from strength to strength and has been leading by example for a while now.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI launches system for registration of coaches, technical officials
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday launched an open application submission system for registration of coaches and technical officials.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Using this period to rejuvenate & prepare from scratch for Tokyo Games, says Varun
Jalandhar, June 30 (IANS) Defender and drag-flicker Varun Kumar believes the time off from the sport will help him in recharging his batteries for fresh challenges later this year and to focus on preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics from scratch.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Sandeep Singh is my biggest inspiration, says dragflick sensation Mandeep
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Coming from a family that was far too familiar with hockey, Mandeep Mor's first choice was surprisingly not hockey. It was boxing.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey Bengal AGM sees Banerjee, Ali get re-elected
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Incumbents Swapan Banerjee and Istiyak Ali were re-elected as President and Secretary General of Hockey Bengal respectively in its annual general meeting here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Hockey
Cadets resume outdoor training at Naval Tata Hockey Academy in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) After Kalinga Stadium opened its gates for elite athletes to train for the Olympics, the cadets from the Hockey High performance Centre, the Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha, resumed outdoor training at the stadium following the Standard Operating Procedures as laid down by the state and COVID-19 international guidelines for players laid down by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Seniors played big role in keeping us motivated during lockdown, says Lalremsiami
Thenzawl (Mizoram), June 27 (IANS) Lalremsiami , one of the youngest member of the Indian women's hockey team, has reflected about the time spent in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru during the nationwide lockdown where the core probable group was housed since February.
2020-06-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Cadets resume outdoor training at Nava Tata Hockey Academy in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) After Kalinga Stadium opened its gates for elite athletes to train for the Olympics, the cadets from the Hockey High performance Centre, the Nava Tata Hockey Academy Odisha, resumed outdoor training at the stadium following the Standard Operating Procedures as laid down by the state and COVID-19 international guidelines for players laid down by National Centre for Disease control (NCDC).
2020-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Hockey teams focussing on strength training during stay at home
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's hockey teams have been spending quality time with their families after being given a month-long break last week.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI looks to improve structure & standardisation for assessment of officials
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After Hockey India announced adding more structure to the gradation of Hockey India tournament officials to help improve the standards of officiating in May, Hockey India has made further modifications to the assessment of officials performance report templates including tournament officials and umpires. The result in the performance report is one of the key factors for the assessment of the work carried out by the tournament officials and umpires in domestic tournaments in India.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Olympic Day celebration promotes fitness, well-being, culture & education'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) With this year's Olympic Day being held under unprecedented circumstances, Hockey India (HI) celebrated the 72nd Olympic Day digitally with its member units showcasing Olympic values among the young children, players, coaches and administrative staff, by taking part in various activities while respecting the social distancing and safety guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Home Affairs over a week.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Napoli overtake Verona 2-0 in Serie A
Rome, June 24 (IANS) Newly-crowned Coppa Italia champions Napoli continued their good form in Serie A as they enjoyed a 2-0 away win over Hellas Verona.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Hockey
Was only craving to meet my family during lockdown, says Rani
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The hockey players, who were allowed last week to return to their respective homes after spending close to three months at the Sports Authority of India Campus in Bengaluru due to COVID-19 lockdown, are currently spending some quality time with their loved ones.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey teams training at SAI Bengaluru given one-month break
New Delhi, 19 June (IANS) The Indian men and women's hockey core probables group, who were based at SAI Centre in Bengaluru, will be given a month-long break, announced Hockey India on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey