HOCKEY OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

  • Sahara to give 1.12 crore to Indian hockey team February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Monetary rewards continued to trickle down for the Indian men's hockey team as Sahara India Pariwar on Tuesday announced a cash incentive of Rs 1.12 crore for the players and support staffs of the side, that emerged winners in the justconcluded London Olympic qualifiers. India trounced France 81 in...
  • Indian hockey back in Olympics, the team parties February 27, 2012

    The Indian hockey team celebrates with family and friends after that spectacular win last night against France to book their berth for the London Olympics 2012. ...
  • Top4 finish in London not impossible: Explayers February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Former players lavished praise on the Indian hockey team and its Australian coach Michael Nobbs for convincingly qualifying for the London Olympics, and said a topfour finish there "is a tall ask but not impossible" for the eighttime champions. India put up a superlative performance and routed France 81...
  • Meet the stars of Indian hockey February 26, 2012

    Indian hockey is on the threshold of making a return to the Olympics after facing the ignominy of missing qualification in 2008. But it's not going to be easy even though France their final opponents are ranked 18th in the world. The tournament has narrowed down to just...
  • In Indian hockey, Singh is King! February 24, 2012

    India are just a step away from getting back into the Olympics and the hero as has historically been the case is once again a 'Singh' a last name that is synonymous with Indian hockey ever since the golden age began with the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Penalty...
  • Almost a perfect performance from India: Nobbs February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India coach Michael Nobbs termed his team's comprehensive 62 win over France on Tuesday as "clinical and almost perfect," and said the hosts will look to play slightly different hockey against Canada on Wednesday. "It was almost perfect and a clinical performance, we showed a lot of intensity and...
  • Hockey: Sandeep's hattrick deflates France February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh continued to torment India's opponents in the Olympic hockey qualifiers by scoring a hattrick that helped the hosts beat France 62 here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday. Contrary to expectations, India's third victory in as many matches turned out to...