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Watch the space, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

The men's team, coached by Graham Reid, ended the 41-year long wait for a medal at the Olympics as Manpreet Singh and boys returned with a bronze medal.
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST
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Sandeep Singh: Mere liye yeh bronze nahi, gold medal hai

Indian men’s hockey team former captain, whose real life inspired the Bollywood film Soorma (2018), says that the bronze medal won by the present team at Tokyo Olympics will inspire many youngsters to join the sport.
Sandeep Singh, former captain of men’s hockey team and presently Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of Haryana.
Sandeep Singh, former captain of men’s hockey team and presently Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of Haryana.
Published on Aug 10, 2021 02:57 AM IST
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By Naina Arora, New Delhi

Former Odisha hockey player languishing in poverty

Like most tribal kids in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, Majhi took to hockey at the age of 11 when he joined the sports hostel at Panposh.
Santosh Majhi played for Gangpur-Odisha hockey team, one of the associate teams of Hockey India. (Sourced Photo)
Santosh Majhi played for Gangpur-Odisha hockey team, one of the associate teams of Hockey India. (Sourced Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 11:01 AM IST
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By Debabrata Mohanty

With hockey bronze in Olympics, MP’s Vivek Sagar hopes to revive sport in state

Vivek’s brother Vidhyasagar, a software engineer, said, “Vivek wants to see hockey as popular as cricket in India and he is passionately working on it”
Members of India men’s hockey team. (File photo)
Members of India men’s hockey team. (File photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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By Shruti Tomar & Jitendra Verma

Festival at Surender’s home in Haryana after Olympic bronze in hockey

Relatives, neighbours and even politicians have been visiting the 28-year-old hockey player’s residence in Sector 8 in Kurukshetra in Haryana as soon as the team defeated Germany 5-4 to win Olympics bronze after 41 years
Surender Kumar’s parents at their Kurukshetra home. (Sourced)
Surender Kumar’s parents at their Kurukshetra home. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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‘Proud moment,’ says Sreejesh’s father on India men’s hockey bronze at Olympics

The 35-year-old goal keeper stood like a rock with many saves in the dying minutes of the bronze medal match which India won 5-4 against Germany -- a historic win after 41 years of medal drought in the sport
PR Sreejesh (in yellow) in action against John-John Dominique M Dohmen of Belgium during the men's semi final match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 3. (Getty Images)
PR Sreejesh (in yellow) in action against John-John Dominique M Dohmen of Belgium during the men's semi final match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 3. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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Indian women hockey team needs to create and grab chances against Britain

After a 1-5 drubbing against world number one the Netherlands, the Indians players lifted their game by leaps and bounds to give third-ranked Germany a run for their money before losing 0-2 in their next Pool A match.
India women's hockey team Sushila Chanu
India women's hockey team Sushila Chanu
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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Varun, Simranjeet late inclusions in Indian men's Olympic side

Hockey India, which had originally named 16-member men's and women's squads for the upcoming Games, have now added two players each in both the teams.
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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'Will leave no stones unturned in Tokyo': Women's hockey team's Navneet

  • Navneet Kaur said that playing in the Olympics has been a childhood dream and she will leave no stones unturned to make her experience wonderful at the Tokyo Olympics.
Navneet Kaur (R)(HI)
Navneet Kaur (R)(HI)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 12:13 PM IST
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Keshav Datt: A life and career shaped by Partition

He played every minute of India’s gold medal campaigns in 1948 and 1952 Games and was good enough for a third Olympics
Keshav Datt died at around 12.30 am at his residence in Santoshpur, Kolkata on Wednesday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Keshav Datt died at around 12.30 am at his residence in Santoshpur, Kolkata on Wednesday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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By Nikhilesh Bhattacharya, Siliguri

Focusing on speed, sharpness, skill, agility: India hockey team asst coach

  • India men's team assistant coach Shivendra Singh opened up on the team's preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
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Representational photo
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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Indian men and women remain 4th and 10th in FIH rankings

The Indian men's and women's hockey teams remained unchanged at fourth and 10th spot respectively in the FIH rankings released on Wednesday.
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 11:20 PM IST
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Dilpreet, Lalit and Indian hockey’s tale of second chances

One had to rein in his temper and the other regain his reputation--together they will spearhead India’ bid for medal after 41 years
Indian hockey forward Dilpreet Singh. (Hockey India)
Indian hockey forward Dilpreet Singh. (Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 08:49 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy and Sharad Deep

Lalit Upadhyay confident of Indian hockey’s podium finish at Tokyo Olympics

The forward wants to emulate his hero, the late hockey great Mohammed Shahid, by helping eight-time Olympic champions India win a medal after four decades
Indian hockey player Lalit Upadhyay will be one of the key forwards at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Indian hockey player Lalit Upadhyay will be one of the key forwards at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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By Sharad Deep, Lucknow

Lack of games not a worry for captain Manpreet and coach Reid ahead of Olympics

  • With India reeling with the disastrous Covid second wave, the remaining games for India men's hockey team against Spain, Germany, New Zealand were all canceled, thus leaving the team without any practice matches just before Tokyo 2020.
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST
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By Karan Prashant Saxena

'Prepared to play eight games': Marijne on India women's team fitness

  • With the recovery period associated with Covid, how are the Indian players' fitness levels at this point 30 days before Tokyo 2020? "We are good. Last week, we played four-five matches. The results were really good," said coach Sjoerd Marijne
File image of Indian women’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian women’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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By Karan Prashant Saxena

Manpreet to lead Indian men's hockey team in Tokyo Olympics

Manpreet to lead Indian men's hockey team in Olympics; Birendra, Harmanpreet named vice-captains
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 01:18 PM IST
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Hockey India condoles demise of women's federation secretary Amrit Bose

Along with being the Indian Women's Hockey Federation Secretary, Amrit Bose also carried out tenures as an International Technical Official and President of the Delhi Women Hockey Association.
Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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Rani Rampal named as India women's hockey team captain for Tokyo Olympics

  • Under Rani's Captaincy, the Indian team over the past four years have achieved significant results including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, Winning Silver at the Asian Games 2018, Silver at Asian Champions Trophy 2018 as well winning the FIH Series Final in 2019.
Rani Rampal(Hockey India)
Rani Rampal(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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Ten debutants in Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

The experienced Olympic campaigners include goalkeeper Sreejesh, midfielder Manpreet, defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Surender Kumar and forward Mandeep Singh.
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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Hockey India announces women’s squad for Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • The 16-member squad strikes the perfect balance between continuity from the Rio Olympics 2016, and adopting a fresh approach for Tokyo.
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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Indian among top five contenders for medal at Tokyo Olympics: Oltmans

Ahead of the Olympics, Oltmans emphasized that mental toughness will be a deciding factor for any team to succeed in Tokyo.
File picture of Roelant Oltmans(Getty Images)
File picture of Roelant Oltmans(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Rani and team to dedicate their performance to COVID warriors

In 2021, ahead of the Olympic Games 2020, the women's team has yet again taken up a challenge and this time they have vowed to dedicate their performance in Tokyo to the COVID warriors and frontline workers of India.
Indian Women's Hockey Team(Hockey India)
Indian Women's Hockey Team(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 15, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Want to pay tribute to COVID warriors by winning medal in Tokyo: Manpreet

Manpreet is determined to pay tribute to the country's frontline workers by finishing on the podium in the Tokyo Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 01:52 PM IST
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Navneet wants India women's hockey team to stay calm in Tokyo Olympics

  • Navneet Kaur added that the Indian team management is ensuring that all players are clear about their roles on the pitch as well.
Navneet Kaur
Navneet Kaur
Published on Jun 12, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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Indian hockey team preparing for Tokyo with Olympic simulation: Ramandeep

Ramandeep said they are assessing their bodies and testing their skills by replicating their side's Olympic schedule in training as they are targeting a winning start to seize early momentum.
Ramandeep Singh of India(Getty Images)
Ramandeep Singh of India(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 01:26 PM IST
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Indian women's hockey team already on Tokyo time

With less than 50 days to go for the Tokyo Games, there is a lot of excitement among the members of the Indian women's Olympic core probable group which currently training in a bio-secure environment at the SAI Centre.
India women's hockey team players(Getty Images)
India women's hockey team players(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 02:00 PM IST
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Oman preferred over India to host inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup

Matches will take place in Oman’s capital city Muscat, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement.
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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'Indian hockey team will bag a medal if Tokyo Olympics takes place': Walmiki

  • Yuvraj Walmiki is very optimistic about the chances of the Indian hockey team in the upcoming Olympics.
Yuvraj Walmiki
Yuvraj Walmiki
Published on Jun 03, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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