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newshockeya year ago

Dhyan Chand National Stadium gets blue turf ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With an eye on the surface Indian hockey teams would be playing on in Tokyo, top officials have decided to replace the worn out green turf with a new blue one at Dhyan Chand National Stadium. After missing out on gold in Asiad 2018, the Indian men and women will have to qualify for the Olympics now.
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newshockey3 years ago

Sports ministry nominates Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna once again

Sports Minister Vijay Goel confirmed that the ministry has written to the Prime Minister's office requesting to bestow the Bharat Ratna on late Dhyan Chand. In 2013, the ministry had chosen cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar over the hockey wizard for the highest civilian honour of the nation.
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featurehockey4 years ago

On Major Dhyan Chand’s 111th birth anniversary, we remember how 'The Wizard' and his men stood up to Adolf Hitler

It was the end of the summer of 1936. The darkness had not spread yet, but the mighty machinations of Mordor had already set rolling.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newshockey4 years ago

Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna before anyone else, say former hockey greats

A day before hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s 111th birth anniversary, a group of former Indian hockey players gathered at New Delhi on Sunday to demand Bharat Ratna for the legend. Former Indian captain Zafar Iqbal said that “the Wizard” deserved the award before anyone else.
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newshockey4 years ago

Major Dhyan Chand was an example of true sportsman spirit and patriotism: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised hockey legend Dhyan Chand as an “example of true sportsman spirit and patriotism”. In his "Mann Ki Baat" address, the PM also lauded the Indian athletes for the efforts at the Olympics said that the country's "daughters" made the nation proud.
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newshockey4 years ago

Dhyan Chand's greatness is acknowledged everywhere but not in his own country : Dilip Tirkey

A group of former Indian hockey players are set to gather at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday in a bid to demand the Bharat Ratna to hockey legend Dhyan Chand. Dilip Tirkey has expressed his sadness at the fact that they still have to demand an award which should have been bestowed long back.
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featurehockey4 years ago

On 15th August, 1936, a diminutive Indian and his team stood up against the might of Imperialism

It was the end of the summer of 1936. The darkness had not spread yet, but the mighty machinations of Mordor had already set rolling.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newshockey4 years ago

Rajya Sabha members demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members on Thursday demanded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in India, for Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The hockey wizard had won three Olympic gold medals in field hockey, for India between 1928 and 1936.
Arun S Kaimal
featurehockey5 years ago

How the 1976 Olympics changed Hockey and how HIL's new rule could take India back to its glory

Amlan Majumdar