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  • IHF welcomes world body's decision to award India 2018 World Cup November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Saturday welcomed the world body's (FIH) decision to award the 2018 men's World Cup to the country, saying it will help in "restoring the old glory" of the sport here. India has been awarded the men's hockey World Cup for the second time in a...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh elected new IHF President October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a fouryear term in the Annual General Meeting held on Monday. Singh, who was elected unopposed in the meeting, will head the body from 2013 to 2017, the IHF said...
  • IHF name Trinamool MP K D Singh as new president July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Trinamool MP K D Singh was Monday elevated to the post of president of the Indian Hockey Federation after incumbent Dinesh Reddy opted to resign from the position. The decision to elevate Singh to the top post was taken at a special executive council meeting of IHF here Monday....
  • Punjab overcome UP in shootout to win Federation Cup hockey July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab edged past Uttar Pradesh in a penalty shootout to win the 2013 edition of the IHF Federation Cup at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Both sides were tied 11 at the end of fulltime and the game was decided by a penalty shootout which Punjab...
  • Punjab to meet UP in Federation Cup final July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab will take on Uttar Pradesh in the final of the Alchemist IHF Federation Cup hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday. While UP rode on vicecaptain Diwakar Ram's (22nd, 39th, 42nd minutes) hattrick to beat Karnataka 52 in the first semifinal, Punjab spanked Tamil Nadu 51...
  • Karnataka to host National Hockey Championship May 7, 2013

    Bangalore: After a threeyear interval, the muchdiluted senior men's National Hockey Championship for the Rangaswamy Cup will commence here on Wednesday with defending champions Mumbai taking on hosts Karnataka in the opening fixture. The weeklong tournament that concludes on May 16, will see zonal winners Punjab (North), Mumbai (West), Karnataka (South),...
  • Stop Pakistani players from participating in HIL: IHF January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Monday asked Hockey India (HI) to immediately stop the participation of the Pakistani players in the Hockey India League (HIL) in protest of the recent killing of Indian armymen by Pakistan regular soldiers. On January 8, Pakistani regular soldiers had crossed into Indian territory...
  • PHF comes in favour of bilateral ties with India December 30, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said that resumption of bilateral ties with India will help both the countries improve their hockey setup and also boost the performance of the national teams. PHF secretary, Asif Bajwa signed an agreement with his counterpart, Narendra Batra, secretary of Hockey India, on...
  • Dhanraj Pillay is against foreign coaches in India November 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India's forgettable London Olympics performance and also questioned the rationale behind appointing foreign coaches. "Please don't ask me anything about Indian hockey. 12 teams mein se 12th finish karna ... Ab isse bhi bura kuchh...
  • Dinesh Reddy is the new president of IHF November 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: Dinesh Reddy has been elected the new president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) at its special general meeting in New Delhi on Monday. He is taking over the responsibility after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) recognised IHF the representative in India. This announcement came after the Delhi...
  • Hockey: IHF slams IOA's factfinding panel September 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF)on Friday questioned the legality of Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) move to form a threemember committee to decide whether IHF or its rival Hockey India (HI) is the legal body to run the game, terming the action a contempt of the High Court order. Also reacting to...
  • IHF lashes out at IOA for India's Olympics debacle August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Thursday came down heavily upon the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for country's poor show at the London Olympics and denounced the threemember committee setup by the Association to look into the running of the Indian hockey. The IOA had earlier in June...
  • Govt working to resolve IHFHI dispute: Maken March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is working with the Indian Olympic Association, Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI) to facilitate a settlement that is acceptable to both the warring factions IHF and HI, Sports Minister Ajay Maken informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. "The controversy/infighting in hockey, interalia,...
  • HI blasts IHF for trying to lure players for WSH October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Hockey India lambasted the Indian Hockey Federation for trying to lure players for its unsanctioned World Series Hockey league, saying such efforts by IHF were "blatant antinational campaign" which will lead to "slow poisoning" of the national game. Even though the event is not recognised by the International Hockey...
  • FIH threatens India's participation in Olympics October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The FIH has issued a veiled threat to block India's participation in the 2012 London Olympics in case the government does not grant Hockey India the status of a National Sports Federation and if all lawsuits, including the one filed by the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) against it,...
  • FIH rejects interim settlement between HIIHF August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday dealt a major blow to Sports Ministry's effort of reconciliation between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation by rejecting the interim "working relationship" between the two warring bodies. The FIH said that it was "surprised and disappointed" to learn about the temporary...
  • Indian Olympic Association rejects hockey deal August 26, 2011

    Country's Olympic governing body has shown its reservation on the proposed merger of HI and IHF. ...
  • Hockey: HI, IHF agree to merge August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Adhering to the Sports Ministry's proposal, Hockey India (HI)and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF)on Monday agreed to merge as one body, thus ending a longstanding tussle between the two warring factions. The decision was taken after a meeting held between the two parties at the Ministry's headquarters here. The Ministry had...
  • IHF and IWHF merge, election in October August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Taking first step towards getting the FIH recognition, Indian Hockey Federation and Indian Women's Hockey Federation on Thursday merged to form a single body which will handle the affairs of the game in the country. The body, which will continue to be known as the Indian Hockey Federation, would...
  • Govt restores IHF's recognition August 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Two years after it was derocognised under controversial circumstances, Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Friday got the government's recognition as the sole National Sports Federation (NSF) to run the game in the country. The Sports Ministry informed this in a letter to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) while also...
  • FIH concerned about Hockey World Cup in India April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: International Hockey Federation President Leandro Negre is visiting India to look at preparations for the 2010 Hockey World Cup. In an exclusive chat with CNN-IBN admitted that there are many concerns which need to be addressed. "The World Cup and all the issues regarding Indian hockey. We are very...
  • Bengal hockey chief wants early IHF election February 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) on Wednesday said it had the support of a majority of state bodies to persuade the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to hold elections to the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) at the earliest. BHA President JB Roy said in New Delhi that he has been...
  • KPS Gill to attend Asian Hockey Federation meetings July 17, 2008

    Hyderabad: The dissolved Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) supremo KPS Gill finally got support from some quarters after the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) permitted him to attend all the Federation meetings till 2010 as a council member. AHF Secretary General P Alagendra made the announcement after the Federation's 49th Council Meeting in...
  • Jothikumaran sues TV channel for sting operation May 2, 2008

    Chennai: Former Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Secretary General K Jothikumaran Friday filed a defamation suit claiming Rs 25 lakh in damages against a television channel that carried out a sting operation on him recently. The civil suit claims that the telecast under the subject "Sting Operation - Operation Chak De" is...
  • Hockey top boss readies for Round 2 | KPS Gill sacked April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: KPS Gill is the man who ran Indian hockey as a personal fiefdom. His exit from the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) is good news for the hockey fraternity in India, many of whom had taken to the streets in the past to protest his autocratic regime. Says former hockey...
  • IOA sacks KPS Gill, suspends IHF April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: He had been the IHF's unquestioned boss for 15 years but Kanwar Pal Singh Sill's reign on Monday came to an end in disgrace after he was shunted out by a unanimous decision taken by the Indian Olympic Association. The hockey federation was suspended and Gill couldn't do...
  • The media is unprofessional: KPS Gill April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Chief, KPS Gill has reacted strongly to International Federation of Hockey (FIH) President, Els van Breda Vriesman's criticism of the state of Indian hockey. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is meeting on Monday to discuss the bribery scandal in the Hockey federation. Gill told news agency...
  • India may forfeit chance to host hockey WC April 1, 2008

    New Delhi: In a strong message, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has warned India that it may lose the right to host the 2010 World Cup. The world body wants to see satisfactory progress in the FIH-backed developmental project — Promoting Indian Hockey — and in the preparations for the mega...
  • SAI gives the go-ahead to Charlesworth, IHF still unsure March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is all set to get a larger say in Indian hockey. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has prepared a one- year contract for Charlesworth and he has been invited to join as expert coach and technical advisor with...
  • Gill meets ex-players, discusses state of hockey March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian hockey continues to search for answers after crashing out of the Olympic qualifiers in Chile earlier in the month. On Tuesday under-fire Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) President KPS Gill met a number of ex-Olympians and chief coach Joaquim Carvalho in New Delhi to discuss the state of hockey...