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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.
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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.
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Published on Jun 03, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

'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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COVID-19: Hockey India's national technical official Rabbi Roshan passes away

He had last officiated in the recently concluded 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from March 17 to 25.
Rajinder Singh was earlier Senior Vice President of Hockey India.(Twitter)
Rajinder Singh was earlier Senior Vice President of Hockey India.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Debut at a dream event like Olympics will be a fairytale, says Manpreet

Manpreet Kaur expressed that her debut for the senior national team at a dream event like the Olympics will be a fairytale for her.
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File Photo of Manpreet Kaur(Special Arrangement )
Published on Jun 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST
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Birendra Lakra desperate to be in Indian team for Tokyo Games

"It was really hard time for me in 2016 when I missed out on the chance of representing India in the Rio Olympics. After my recovery, my sole goal has been to ensure that I am fit and absolutely ready for the Tokyo Olympics," Lakra was quoted as saying in a media release.
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Birendra Lakra(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Current team better prepared for Olympics than we were in 2016: Raghunath

At the Olympics, it is all about winning those close games, said Raghunath, who is currently the vice-president of Karnataka Hockey Association.
Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath(HT Archives)
Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath(HT Archives)
Published on May 31, 2021 02:53 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

My focus is on staying fit and securing a place in Tokyo-bound squad: Khokhar

Reena Khokhar defender emphasised that the team has been benefiting a lot from the sessions conducted by analytical coach Janneke Schopman.
File image of Reena Khokhar.(File)
File image of Reena Khokhar.(File)
Published on May 29, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

Mental fitness is as important as physical fitness: Jarmanpreet Singh

The 24-year-old has been training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru as part of the Senior Core Group ahead of the Olympics
Jarmanpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Jarmanpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on May 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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Intra-squad matches every week brings out the best in us: Akashdeep Singh

  • Experienced India striker Akashdeep Singh is unperturbed about not getting international tours due to the travel restrictions ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
India striker Akashdeep Singh. (Getty Images)
India striker Akashdeep Singh. (Getty Images)
Published on May 26, 2021 01:20 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Need to peak at right time to make history in Tokyo: Hockey player Nilkanta

"Everyone is confident about their respective games and if we play to our full potential, we can certainly make history in the Tokyo Olympics. It's all about peaking at the right time and that will be our main focus once the Olympics is underway," said Nilkanta, who is a vital cog in India's midfield along side skipper Manpreet Singh.
Nilkanta Sharma(Twitter)
Nilkanta Sharma(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 04:18 PM IST
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HI inducts 126 new umpires and technical officials

The umpires, and technical officials, including judges, were selected after two sets of online workshops conducted between September 2020 to March this year.
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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 24, 2021 12:49 PM IST
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India midfielder Jaskaran learning tricks of trade from captain Manpreet

Jaskaran, son of hockey Olympian and former India coach Rajinder Singh Jr, is currently training with the men's senior core group for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here.
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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 22, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India wins Etienne Glichitch Award

The awards was announced by the game's governing body FIH during the HockeyInvites virtual conference as part of its 47th FIH Congress which concluded with the FIH Honorary Awards.
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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 21, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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'Good coordination one of the key factors for our recent success': Gurinder

India remained unbeaten during their tour of Europe in March where they played the likes of Germany and Belgium and then registered only one loss in Argentina in April.
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File image of Gurinder Singh.(Hockey Ijndia)
Updated on May 18, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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PTI | , Christchurch

Training in bio-bubble has brought team closer: Hockey forward Gurjant Singh

  • Gurjant Singh feels that the amount of time the team has spent together at the national camp has built a natural understanding among the players.
Hockey forward Gurjant Singh. (Hockey India)
Hockey forward Gurjant Singh. (Hockey India)
Published on May 14, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

We benefited from video analysis during tours of Europe and Argentina: Rohidas

"Video analysis helped us on both the tours. We analysed our opponent's style of play, their movement in the attack as well as in defence, and we adapted to the situations accordingly," he said.
Amit Rohidas.(Hockey India)
Amit Rohidas.(Hockey India)
Published on May 11, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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COVID failed to deter my confidence of doing well in Olympics: Navjot

Navjot was among the seven women's team players, including skipper Rani Rampal, who had tested positive for the virus after returning to the national camp here following a 10-day break.
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File image of Navjot Kaur(Hockey India)
Published on May 10, 2021 10:14 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India mourns death of former player Fernandez

Fernandez, a former Assistant Customs Commissioner (Karnataka), had represented the Indian junior team in 1975 playing as a forward.
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Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Published on May 10, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Strongly believe we've best medal chance in Tokyo Olympics, says Manpreet

India have won eight gold medals in the past, but their last top finish came way back in 1980 Moscow Olympics.
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on May 09, 2021 03:38 PM IST
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'Kaushik Sir understood a player more than anyone else'

  • Dhanraj Pillay, skipper of the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games hockey team, pays tribute to MK Kaushik for inspiring India to glory after a 32-year wait.
Dhanraj Pillay recalls the legend of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
Dhanraj Pillay recalls the legend of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former hockey coach MK Kaushik dead

Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal-winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home here.
File image of MK Kaushik.(Getty Images)
File image of MK Kaushik.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 08, 2021 07:50 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

India women's hockey captain Rani, six teammates recover from Covid-19

Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, her six teammates, and two support staff members have recovered from Covid-19 infection after spending two weeks in quarantine at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru.
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal (File Photo)(PTI)
Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on May 08, 2021 06:18 PM IST
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Ravinder Pal, 1980 Moscow Olympics hockey great, dies after Covid-19 battle

  • Former India hockey player and a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics-winning side, Ravinder Pal Singh, has died at the age of 65.
File image of Ravinder Pal Singh. (Hockey India)
File image of Ravinder Pal Singh. (Hockey India)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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Moscow Olympics hockey heroes Ravinder Pal, MK Kaushik battling Covid-19

  • Hockey India has sanctioned financial aid for Ravinder Pal’s treatment in Lucknow while Kaushik, also a successful coach, is also serious.
File image of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
File image of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
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Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance: Surender

Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance during recent tours: Surender
Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar(Hockey India / Twitter)
Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on May 06, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru

Former India hockey coach Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive for COVID

The oxygen saturation level of the 66-year-old, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal-winning Indian team, keeps fluctuating, according to his family.
Former Indian hockey coach MK Kaushik(Twitter)
Former Indian hockey coach MK Kaushik(Twitter)
Published on May 05, 2021 03:45 PM IST
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Covid: India’s Pro League hockey games vs Spain, Germany postponed

  • The Manpreet Singh-led outfit was scheduled to play Spain in Valencia on May 15-16 and Germany in Hamburg on May 22-23.
Indian men's hockey team (File Photo)(Special Arrangement )
Indian men's hockey team (File Photo)(Special Arrangement )
Published on May 04, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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Need to work on converting chances into goals ahead of Olympics: Lalit

In the recent Argentina tour, the Indian team scored 12 goals in four practice matches and five goals in two FIH Pro League games against the Olympic Champions, but Lalit said there is still room for improvement as nine goals came via penalty corners.
India hockey player Lalit Upadhyay: File photo(PTI)
India hockey player Lalit Upadhyay: File photo(PTI)
Published on May 04, 2021 03:24 PM IST
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PTI | , Bengaluru
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