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Staying in the present helped us overcome early losses: Hockey defender Udita
Bengaluru, Sep 15 (IANS) Staying in the present moment was the biggest reason why India could bounce back after facing three losses in the opening matches at the Tokyo Olympic Games, said young women's hockey team defender Udita on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
25 players named for senior women's national hockey camp
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Following their success at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Hockey India (HI) has called up 25 players for the senior women's national coaching camp scheduled to begin in the Sports Authority of India campus in Bengaluru on September 13.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Next priority for men's & women's hockey teams is Asian Games gold'
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Two-time Olympic Games medallist in hockey Gurbux Singh has said that both the men's and women's teams should now prioritise winning the Asian Games gold in order to secure automatic qualification for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
I will cherish the Tokyo Olympics experience for a lifetime: Lalremsiami
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) From braving the personal tragedy of losing her father during the 2019 FIH Women's Series Finals to scripting history with the Indian womens hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, young striker Lalremsiami has come a long way.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Never let pandemic affect our morale: Hockey star Dilpreet Singh
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Star Indian striker Dilpreet Singh said on Wednesday that the reason behind the team's Tokyo Olympic Games bronze-medal success was that the boys never let any difficulties during the pandemic affect their morale.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Despite missing medal at Games, women's hockey has bright future: Salima Tete
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team midfielder Salima Tete, who played an integral part in India's fine performance at the Tokyo Olympics, said on Tuesday that that even though the side couldn't finish on the podium, it had shown signs of a bright future.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Odisha scripting golden history in the field of sports (Ld)
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Today, if someone talks about sports especially hockey in India, perhaps he/she will not forget to mention Odisha because the eastern state of the country has been emerging as a sports hub. In fact, people have started calling Bhubaneswar as the sports capital of India.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Other Sports
Hockey India's domestic calendar to resume from October
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Hockey India domestic season is scheduled to resume in October after the pandemic halted the national calendar in March due to the second wave.
2021-08-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Hockey teams' performance at Olympics is tribute to Dhyan Chand'
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) Extending warm wishes to all on the occasion of National Sports Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the performance of the Indian hockey teams at the Olympics, is a true tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
After Tokyo bronze, hockey coach Reid sets new milestones for players
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid said on Friday that he had set a roadmap for his side following the bronze-medal success at the Tokyo Olympics, and was waiting for "feedback" from players on what they feel are the skills that they need to work on moving forward.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Amit Rohidas awarded Biju Patnaik Sports Award
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender, and drag-flicker Amit Rohidas has been awarded the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in Sports & Games by the Odisha government. Rohidas played an instrumental role in India's backline as well as PC defending in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics Games, where India ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal by claiming bronze.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sreejesh comes in for praise for contributing to anti-doping programme
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medal-winning men's team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has come in for praise from the International Testing Agency (ITA) for his contribution towards keeping the sport clean.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Hockey: Gurjit, Harmanpreet shortlisted for player of the year awards
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The brilliant campaigns of the Indian men and women's teams at Tokyo Olympics -- where the men's team bagged a historical bronze medal after a gap of four decades and the women's team reached the semi-finals for the first time, has helped players and coaches get shortlisted in most of the categories of FIH Star Awards.
2021-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Rousing welcome given to Odisha hockey stars in home district
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid beats of drums, traditional tribal dance and cheers, four hockey players from Odisha, who were part of the Indian hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics, were given a rousing welcome in their home district of Sundergarh.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Stick to hockey: Odisha to sponsor Indian teams for another 10 years
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government, which is sponsoring the Indian hockey teams since 2018, will continue its patronage for Indian hockey for another 10 years.
2021-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Other Sports
Future of hockey in India is bright: Manpreet Singh
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) It took 41 years for India to win a medal in hockey at the Olympics when the men's team clinched the bronze in Tokyo on August 5, defeating Germany 5-4 in a thrilling play-off encounter.
2021-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Other Sports
Team India's 1972 goalie presents UAE-based NRI entrepreneur's Rs 1 cr cheque to Sreejesh
Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS) It was a surreal moment for India's illustrious men's hockey star, goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, when he shared the spotlight with Manuel Frederick, the man who defended the goalpost at the 1972 Munich Olympics, when Team India returned home with a bronze medal.
2021-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Hockey
It's showering incentives for double Olympian Rajani in Andhra
Amaravati, Aug 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh hockey player and double Olympian E. Rajani has been showered with incentives on her return to the home state from the Tokyo Olympics, where the Indian women's hockey team secured a historic fourth position.
2021-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Kerala announces Rs 2 cr, promotion for P.R. Sreejesh
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) Facing criticism for not honouring new Indian hockey icon P.R. Sreejesh, the Kerala government, after the weekly cabinet meeting, on Wednesday announced that it will give a cash award of Rs 2 crore and a promotion to him.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Jharkhand presents both woman hockey players Rs 50 lakh each (Lead, correcting intro)
Ranchi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday presented a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each to two women hockey players from the state who took part in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Sreejesh arrives home in Kerala to a hero's welcome
Kochi, Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered outside the Kochi airport and the roads leading to his home to see and greet Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh as he arrived on a short visit home after returning from the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-10
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Hockey
Hockey bronze is worth gold, it fulfilled long cherished hope: Sandeep Singh
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Haryana state government will host a function on August 13 to honour its athletes who have won medals and performed well during the recently concluded Olympic Games.
2021-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Indian expat in UAE announces Rs 1 cr cash reward for Olympic goalie Sreejesh
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) P.R.Sreejesh has yet again been appreciated for taking Indian Men's Hockey to "newer heights" by helping it secure the Olympic bronze medal in the Tokyo Games.
2021-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Hockey
We missed bronze, but won hearts: Women's hockey team coach
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian women hockey team's sterling performance at the Olympic Games has shown that the sport is still alive and kicking in the country, said assistant coach Ankitha B.S.
2021-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Gurjit's father seeks govt job for drag-flicker in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian women's hockey player Gurjit Kaur's father Satnam Singh has requested the Punjab government to offer a government job to her from the sports quota for her spectacular performance in the bronze medal play-off match against Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Jharkhand announces Rs 50 lakh each for state players in women's hockey team
Ranchi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each for the players hailing from the state who were part of the women's hockey team which finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Olympics: Netherlands beat Argentina to win women's hockey gold
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) The Netherlands, reigning World, European and FIH Hockey Pro League champions, added the Olympic gold medal to their kitty thanks to a 3-1 victory over Argentina, bringing to close a wonderful hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Marijne says bronze medal match last as Indian women's hockey coach
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) The chief coach of Indian women's hockey team, Sjoerd Marijne, on Friday disclosed that the bronze medal match against Great Britain, which India lost 4-3 in the Tokyo Olympics was his last assignment with the side. Marijne coached the Indian women's hockey team to its best-ever performance of a fourth-place finish at the Olympics.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
We achieved something bigger than a medal: Women's hockey team coach Marijne (ld, changing dateline)
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne told his team to be proud of themselves and embrace the fact of inspiring a whole nation and making the Indians proud.
2021-08-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Time for Chak De Part 2? Hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne asks Shah Rukh Khan
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) The head coach of the Indian womens hockey team, Sjoerd Marijne asked Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan if there can be a part 2 of his hit movie 'Chak de India! on Friday.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
We achieved something bigger than a medal: Marijne
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne told his team to be proud of themselves and embrace the fact of inspiring a whole nation and making the Indians proud.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Highest award for sports named after Major Dhyan Chand
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the country's highest sporting award 'Khel Ratna Award' named as 'Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award'.
2021-08-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Hry announces Rs 50L awards for 9 women Olympic hockey players from state
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced an award of Rs 50 lakh each to the nine members of the Olympics women's hockey team representing the state.
2021-08-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Olympics: Govt spent over 50 crore on men's hockey team in last 5 years
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team that won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, beating Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match, has received a total funding of Rs 50 crore in the five years since 2016.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Will give everything to win our first Olympic medal: Rani
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) Women's team captain Rani Rampal is confident that India will return with two medals in the hockey competition of the Olympics. The women's team takes on Great Britain in the bronze medal play-off a day after the men's team defeated Germany 5-4 to earn the third place.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Olympic hockey: To see the result we got today was pretty special: India coach Graham Reid
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid said on Thursday that people around the world will feel very privileged and proud on seeing the performance of his team after the 5-4 win over Germany in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Once Doon School goalie, Odisha CM stands tall for hockey in India
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) When India won the hockey bronze in Tokyo, many praised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who was the goalkeeper of Doon School hockey team, for singularly supporting the Indian team since 2018.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Olympic hockey: Substitute Simranjeet stars in India's bronze medal win
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) In terms of the overall impact on the team, Simranjeet Singhs entry in the Indian mens hockey team at the Tokyo Olympic Games was like that of Italians Paolo Rossi, in the 1982 World Cup, and Salvatore Schillaci, in the 1990 edition of footballs biggest tournament.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
India surpass Germany, No. 1 on Olympic hockey medals chart (2nd lead)
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) The dreams of billions of hockey fans came true when India bagged a historic bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, beating Germany 5-4 in an edge-of-the-seat thriller to claim its first medal in 41 years that will hopefully revive the sport's fortunes in a country that is considered the spiritual home of the game.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Nation celebrates first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Thursday proved to be one of the most memorable days in the history of Indian hockey. The men's team, led by Manpreet Singh, defeated Germany 5-4 to win bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. This is India's first-ever medal at the Olympics since 1980 Moscow and 12th overall in the showpiece event.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Team first mentality and fitness played key role in Indian team's success, says coach Graham Reid
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) The resilence the team had developed over the last 15 months as they stayed together in Bangalore during the pandemic, the coachs insistence on 'team-first' mentality and focus on fitness of the players were the key factors in the Indian men's hockey team winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics and ending a 41-year medal drought.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Punjab to bestow 10 state hockey players with Rs 1 Cr each
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) With 10 of its players in the men's hockey team that defeated Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal and finishing on the podium after 41 years, state Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Thursday announced that the state would bestow the state players with Rs one crore each.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
'Aloo ka parathas', Olympic logo await 'Men in Blue' in Punjab
Jalandhar, Aug 5 (IANS) After the glorious victory of the 'Men in Blue' in Tokyo Olympics, Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh's mother is eagerly awaiting his son's arrival to celebrate his Chak De India moment with 'aloo ka parathas'.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Olympic hockey: India beat Germany 5-4 to win bronze, a medal after 41 years
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) India defeated Germany 5-4 in a high-intensity goal fest to win the bronze medal in men's hockey, their first medal in Olympics after a gap of 41 years.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Olympic hockey: India face Germany for bronze, Australia vs Belgium for gold
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian men's team will meet Germany in the bronze medal match while Australia and Belgium, the world's top two ranked teams, will clash for the hockey gold medal at the Olympic Games here on Thursday (August 5).
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Olympic hockey: Stay focussed, coach Marijne's advice ahead of semis
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Taking things match by match has helped the Indian women's team reach the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics hockey tournament, said chief coach Sjoerd Marijne who promised that his team will continue with the same attitude in the last-four clash with Argentina on Wednesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Certain Indian team will win bronze, says Sreejesh's wife
Kochi, Aug 3 (IANS) Even though India's dream of winning a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games men's hockey competition after a gap of 41 years was crushed as it went down 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the semi-finals on Tuesday, Aneesha, wife of Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, is certain it will clinch the bronze medal.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Hockey
It's celebration time in Savita Punia's native village in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) A village in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, where Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia's family resides, is on cloud 9 after the team defeated world champion Australia to enter the semi-finals in Tokyo.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Hockey
Indian hockey team played extremely well: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) After India lost to Belgium in the Olympics men's hockey semi-final, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Indian hockey team played extremely well and wished the team the very best for the next match.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey,Politics
For this Mizo girl, hockey was the only way to a decent future
Kolasib (Mizoram), Aug 2 (IANS) Her parents are poor 'jhum (slash-and-burn) cultivators, living hand-to-mouth.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey