newshockey10 hours ago

Chief of FIH Narinder Batra nominated to become member of International Olympic Committee

Indian Olympic Association head Narinder Batra is one of three members shortlisted for a prestigious seat in the IOC. The vote would be taking place on June 26 and if elected, he would become the second active Indian member of the committee along with Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani.
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newshockey4 days ago

FIH Series Finals is really important for us, claims Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh has asserted that the upcoming FIH Men’s Series Finals at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar is of the maximum importance for the Indian team as they start their preparations. The tournament will be the first step for the Indian team to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
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newshockey5 days ago

Tour to Australia was ideal in terms of preparations for FIH Series Finals, states Graham Reid

Graham Reid has asserted that the Indian team’s tour to Australia this month was an ideal one in terms of preparations for the upcoming FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar next month. The chief coach has also added that the ability to score goals under pressure will be crucial for the team.
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newshockey5 days ago

32 players to join National Camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of FIH Series Finals

After the conclusion of the series in Australia, the Hockey India has announced a list of 32 players for the Senior National Camp at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar ahead of the FIH Series Finals at the same venue. The camp, under the guidance of chief coach Graham Reid, will begin from Monday.
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newshockey10 days ago

FIH Series Finals | Free entry for all morning matches in Bhubaneswar

The organising committee of the upcoming FIH Series Finals in June has extended free entry for the spectators to East, North and South stands of the Kalinga Stadium for all morning games. The eight-team event, which is a part of the Olympic qualifiers, will start on June 6 and conclude on June 15.
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newshockey11 days ago

We have to play well in all four quarters, says Graham Reid

Chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team has stressed the importance of playing well in all the four quarters of a match ahead of their next tie against Australia on Wednesday during the tour Down Under. After winning the first game, India drew with Australia A in the second game today.
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newshockey13 days ago

Hockey India name 33-man probable squad for national camp

Hockey India named as many as 33 players who would be going to the Indian Junior Men's National Coaching Camp scheduled from May 13, Monday. The main focus of the camp would be fitness and recognizing the proper combinations ahead of the 8 Nation Tournament next month.
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newshockey14 days ago

India Men's tour of Australia | We can still do better in finishing, says Graham Reid

Graham Reid was impressed after India’s 3-0 win over Australia A, which is his first challenge as the coach of India’s men’s hockey team, but has called for the need of better finishing. The former Australian international also warned his players that the hosts will come back stronger next match.
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newshockey14 days ago

Akash Chikte’s suspension for doping reduced to 13 months

Hockey goalkeeper Akash Chikte’s two-year doping suspension has been reduced to 13 months by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after it concluded that the goalie didn’t take the prohibited substance “intentionally”. Chikte was suspended for two years earlier after a test conducted in 2018.
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newshockey15 days ago

Hockey India rubbishes speculation of FIH Series Finals moving out of Odisha

Hockey India assured that the FIH Series Finals will be played in Odisha after the damage done to the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar by cyclone Fani had left a lot of doubts. The federation has assured that after assessing the damage, they would help the government by extending their support.
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