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Winners would have remained same without fans' participation: FIH CEO

India swept the FIH annual awards last Wednesday, claiming all top honours based on a voting system which was lambasted as a "failure" by men's Olympic champions Belgium, prompting the global body to say that it would try to figure why some associations did not cast their ballot.
Thierry Weil, FIH CEO(Twitter)
Thierry Weil, FIH CEO(Twitter)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 03:43 PM IST
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I'm overwhelmed: Vivek Sagar Prasad on being nominated for same FIH honour again

Prasad was part of the team's historic bronze medal winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month. This was the team's first Olympic medal in over four decades.
Indian hockey player Vivek Sagar Prasad(PTI)
Indian hockey player Vivek Sagar Prasad(PTI)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 07:16 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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Seeking re-election as FIH president, Batra files nomination

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Batra, who became FIH president in 2016, had revealed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress on February 18.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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As FIH Pro League starts, hockey to have first brush with Covid protocols

The sport is gearing up for the restart of its flagship the FIH Pro League at the Düsseldorfer HC ground in Dusseldorf, Germany from September 22.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Mittal says FIH clean chit to Narinder Batra is eyewash, insists on fresh probe

Mittal claimed his complaint against Batra was addressed to FIH Disciplinary Commissioner Gordon Nurse but the world body tried to hush up the matter against its chief by referring it to the integrity officer.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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FIH says resumption of hockey to depend on local conditions in member countries

“We have never said that hockey can only start once the COVID-19 vaccine is developed...this document (the five-stage resumption plan) has been prepared only to give them a framework on how to start things under precaution,” an FIH official told PTI.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 22, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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FIH Hockey Pro League Season 2 extended by one year, to run through June 2021 now

The Season 2 was set to run from January to June 2020 and around one third of the matches were completed by early March before the escalating COVID-19 crisis brought the competition to a standstill.
Indian hockey players celebrate during their match against Belgium in the FIH Pro League at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium.(PTI)
Indian hockey players celebrate during their match against Belgium in the FIH Pro League at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 05:21 PM IST
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Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament postponed due to coronavirus

The Organising Committee apologised for the inconvenience but said the decision was taken keeping in mind the current crisis across the world.
The Organising Committee apologised for the inconvenience(PTI)
The Organising Committee apologised for the inconvenience(PTI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 04:02 PM IST
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Manpreet Singh dedicates FIH Player of the Year award to late father

Manpreet became the first Indian to win the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Player of the Year award, capping a memorable 2019 season in which he led the side to Olympic qualification.
Manpreet Singh reacts at the end of match against Russia.(PTI)
Manpreet Singh reacts at the end of match against Russia.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 03:01 PM IST
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Vivek Sagar Prasad named 2019’s rising star of international men’s hockey

Vivek polled 50 per cent of all National Association votes, 23 per cent media votes, 15.1 per cent fans/players votes for a combination of 34.5 per cent votes.
Vivek Sagar Prasad in action.(Frank Uijlenbroek/Hockey India)
Vivek Sagar Prasad in action.(Frank Uijlenbroek/Hockey India)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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FIH unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

The FIH said the new model removes much of the subjectivity surrounding continental weighting by creating a system which is fair to all.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday unveiled a new world ranking system for 2020(Getty Images)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday unveiled a new world ranking system for 2020(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Men’s skipper Manpreet nominated for FIH Player of the Year

Manpreet played a crucial role in leading the team to a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year. He has 242 international caps to his name and is a stalwart in midfield for the Indian team.
Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(PTI)
Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 07:55 PM IST
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India to host 2023 Hockey Men’s World Cup

India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023 while Spain and Netherlands will jointly host Women’s World Cup in 2022, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Friday.
File image of Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI)
File image of Indian men’s hockey team.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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India presents bid to host hockey men’s World cup in 2023

Belgium and Malaysia are the other two nations who have also sent their bidding dossier to conduct the men’s event but they prefer to host the event in the July 1 to 17, 2022 window
India Hockey team(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
India Hockey team(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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Indian Men’s Hockey Team will take on Russia in FIH Olympic Qualifiers

India had beaten Russia 10-0 when they encountered each other during the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar earlier this year; Skipper Manpreet Singh believes India should not get complacent basis previous result
Indian Men’s Hockey Team.(Hockey India)
Indian Men’s Hockey Team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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India face lowly Russia, women up against tricky USA in hockey Olympic qualifiers

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team will be up against USA in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Indian women’s hockey team.(Hockey India)
Indian women’s hockey team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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No plans to have Indo-Pak Oly qualifier in Europe if they draw each other: FIH

India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH and there is a possibility that they could meet in the Olympics qualifying tournament.
India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH(Getty Images)
India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 01:23 PM IST
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Devinder Walmiki and Harjeet Singh sign up with Dutch club, to play Euro Hockey League

Walmiki and Harjeet, both midfielders who are not a part of the national team right now, will join the club which is returning to the EHL for the first time since winning it in 2011.
File photo of Harjeet Singh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
File photo of Harjeet Singh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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India get easy group in FIH Series Finals, venues confirmed too

Besides India and Japan, the other teams in the group are Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan.
File picture of members of Indian team(AP)
File picture of members of Indian team(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India striker Akashdeep faces possible two match suspension

According to a statement from the world body, the International Hockey Federation’s technical delegate has recommended Akashdeep’s case to FIH’s disciplinary commissioner
File image of Akashdeep Singh.(Getty Images)
File image of Akashdeep Singh.(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 15, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Hockey World Cup: ‘United’ India can lift trophy after 43 years, says Ajitpal

India’s only World Cup triumph came in the third edition of the championships way back in 1975, after a 2-1 win over Pakistan at Kuala Lumpur.
File photo of the Indian hockey team participating in the Men's Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)
File photo of the Indian hockey team participating in the Men's Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)
Published on Nov 22, 2018 07:06 PM IST
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Come 2024, hockey will not be played on water-based turf, says CEO

The FIH CEO also said that he is open to the idea of taking hockey back to grass and other turfs, at least for smaller nations who doesn’t have the money power to build astro-turfs.
File picture of Narinder Dhruv Batra(Getty)
File picture of Narinder Dhruv Batra(Getty)
Published on Nov 03, 2018 09:17 PM IST
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Sachin Tendulkar inspired me to make comeback after Commonwealth Games snub: Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh was eager to continue till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but destiny had other plans as he called time at 32, after a disappointing Asian Games campaign where India failed to defend its title.
Sardar Singh announced his retirement from the international hockey, for giving 12 long years in the service of the game.(PTI)
Sardar Singh announced his retirement from the international hockey, for giving 12 long years in the service of the game.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 08:01 PM IST
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Indian hockey team jumps one place to 5th in latest FIH rankings

Indian hockey team jumped a rung to fifth position by virtue of its second consecutive runner-up finish at the Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands.
Indian hockey team has made the jump by virtue of its second consecutive runner-up finish at the Champions Trophy in Breda.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Indian hockey team has made the jump by virtue of its second consecutive runner-up finish at the Champions Trophy in Breda.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 06:01 PM IST
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Ex-India player Madan Lal to contest against Rajat Sharma in DDCA elections

The 67-year-old Madan Lal has the backing of the group, which is being supported by BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna and Chetan Chauhan.
Madal Lal will contest the DDCA elections for the post of president.(Twitter)
Madal Lal will contest the DDCA elections for the post of president.(Twitter)
Updated on May 20, 2018 09:48 PM IST
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Rajinder Singh named Hockey India president

Rajinder Singh will take over as the president of Hockey India (HI) from Saturday following Mariamma Koshy’s resignation.
Rajinder Singh was earlier Senior Vice President of Hockey India.(Twitter)
Rajinder Singh was earlier Senior Vice President of Hockey India.(Twitter)
Published on May 19, 2018 04:51 PM IST
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Journalist Rajat Sharma to contest for DDCA President’s post

Rajat Sharma, who is the Chairman and Chief Editor of Hindi news channel INDIA TV, will contest for the post of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) President.
Sharma’s team will consist of Rakesh Bansal who will fight for the post of Vice President, Vinod Tihara (Secretary) and Om Prakash Sharma.(Twitter)
Sharma’s team will consist of Rakesh Bansal who will fight for the post of Vice President, Vinod Tihara (Secretary) and Om Prakash Sharma.(Twitter)
Updated on May 16, 2018 06:07 PM IST
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FIH announces new qualification norms for Olympics and World Cups in hockey

For nations like India who are not part of the Hockey Pro league, the newly-launched Hockey Series will be the route to Tokyo Olympic qualification if they fail to win a quota through continental championships
India have an extra opportunity to book a Olympic slot through newly launched two-tier Hockey Series, starting this year.(Getty Images)
India have an extra opportunity to book a Olympic slot through newly launched two-tier Hockey Series, starting this year.(Getty Images)
Published on May 03, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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International hockey federation issues warning to its president Narinder Batra

Narinder Batra, also the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president, is however, not restricted in any way to pursue his functions as the international hockey federation chief.
Narinder Batra is the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as well as the international hockey federation.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Narinder Batra is the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as well as the international hockey federation.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 08:11 PM IST
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