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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
Just a way to thank my family: Hockey coach on Dronacharya nomination
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Indian men's hockey team assistant coach Ramesh Parameswaran has applied for the Dronacharya award through Hockey Karnataka. Parameswaran, who was also part of the Indian team that won silver at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok, said that he had never intended to apply for the award initially.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI to introduce system for registration of coaches & technical officials
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday announced further improvements in the Hockey India member unit portal with the introduction of an open application and registration process for coaches and technical officials. A link will be circulated via the media and social media through which any candidate can submit their application to the respective registered member unit to register as a coach or technical official.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
2021 in Tokyo will be great chance for us to make history: Savita
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Indian hockey goalkeeper Savita believes that the lockdown period has taught her patience and given her more reasons to value even the small moments.
2020-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Took English classes & read books during lockdown, reveals SV Sunil
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Despite not being able to train normally for two months, India hockey star SV Sunil has stated they were 'fortunate' to be stuck at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru. The lockdown measures put forward in the wake of coronavirus pandemic meant players couldn't have gone ahead with their normal training sessions, however, Sunil gave an insight into how they took up special methods to keep themselves engaged.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
From the point of Olympics, we have pushed the reset button: Graham Reid
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Like many other sports, hockey is also trying to find its feet back following a two-month hiatus put forward by coronavirus pandemic. Indian hockey stars have been following strict protocols following their return to practice at Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru earlier this month.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
FIH Integrity Unit stands by Batra, says no action against chief
Zurich, June 12 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation has backed Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra, who has been involved in a feud with (IOA) Vice President Sudhanshu Mittal and added that they will not be taking any action against the FIH chief.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
USA Field Hockey cancels 2020 high performance centers for women
Colorado, June 12 (IANS) USA Field Hockey and the womens high performance coaching staff have decided to cancel the 2020 high performance centers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Hockey
Arjuna Award nomination huge motivation for us: Vandana, Monika
Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Vandana Katariya and midfielder Monika are ecstatic about being nominated for the Arjuna Award.
2020-06-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Players to stick to basic training initially to avoid injury: HI
Bengaluru, June 3 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced that both men's and women's core probables groups returned to training in a 'systematic and phased' manner at the Bengaluru campus of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
2020-06-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Rio Olympics was a turning point for us: Khel Ratna nominee Rani
Bengaluru, June 3 (IANS) India women's hockey captain Rani on Wednesday stated that she feels extremely honoured for being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Rio Olympics was a turning point for us: Khet Ratna nominee Rani
Bengaluru, June 3 (IANS) India women's hockey captain Rani on Wednesday stated that she feels extremely honoured for being nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
HI adds more structure to gradation of tournament officials
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Hockey India has decided to add more structure to the gradation of tournament officials to help improve the standards of officiating.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sachin, Bindra among sportspersons condoling Balbir Singh Sr's death
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar led the list of sports personalities who thronged social media to pay their last respects to hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away aged 96 at a private hospital in Chandigarh on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr cremated with state honours
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away on Monday morning at a private hospital, was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 electrical crematorium.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Manpreet, Rani pay tributes to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal, captain of India men's and women's hockey teams, paid their tributes to legendary player Balbir Singh Senior who passed away in Mohali on Monday morning.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Balbir Singh Sr leaves behind rich legacy: Narinder Batra
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narinder Batra, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and member of International Olympic Committee (IOC), has paid tributes to legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away on Monday morning in Mohali.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'Hockey has lost its brightest star': Balbir Singh Sr passes away
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Hockey India has expressed condolences on the sad demise of legendary player Balbir Singh Sr who breathed his last on Monday morning in Mohali. The triple Olympic Champion and World Cup-winning team manager had been battling for life since May 8 when he was hospitalised.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Balbir Singh Sr's condition remains critical, doctors assessing
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Legendary former hockey player Balbir Singh Sr.'s heart rate and blood pressure is nearly stable but his condition remains critical. He had been admitted last week at Fortis Mohali and continues to be in a "semi-comatose condition," according to a statement by his grandson.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
HI coaching course was really insightful & informative: Sharmila
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) The members of the senior men and senior women core probables currently at the SAI Centre, gained a lot of perspective about hockey through the Hockey India Level 'Basic' Coaching Course online, which was announced by May 9.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Maintaining fitness to play top-level hockey once we resume, says Navjot
Bengaluru, 15 May 2020: Ever since Wayne Lombard took over as the Scientific Advisor of the Indian women's hockey team, there has been a considerable improvement in the fitness levels of the players, which has resulted in better performances on the field.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Resumption of training will help players handle homesickness: Sreejesh
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) P.R. Sreejesh has asked Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to allow training to resume at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru so as to help players deal with the various mental issues as well, apart from getting back to full fitness, that comes with being quarantined away from home for such a long time.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Will come back with greater resolve post lockdown, says Jarmanpreet
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Jarmanpreet Singh has been thoroughly examining the footage of his previous matches amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in place in order to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hockey post COVID-19: Players asked to carry own towels & bottles
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) No physical contact other than in normal play, training in "groups of maximum four to six people in an area of 40x20m" and mandatory usage of the Aarogya Setu app are among the measures listed out in Hockey India's Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) once training and competitions restart post the lockdown imposed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
We will do everything to make podium finish in Tokyo: Nikki
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team midfielder Nikki Pradhan that all the members of the squad want to be known as Olympic medallists, and not just Olympians and that's why they would do everything to make it to the podium in the Tokyo Games.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey