Leslie Claudius

  • Hockey fraternity mourns death of legendary Claudius December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Hockey fraternity on Thursday mourned the death of legendary Leslie Claudius with players across all generations terming that the passing away of the triple Olympic gold medallist marked the end of an era. Parent body of Hockey in the country, Hockey India condoled the death of the Claudius. "We had...
  • Obituary: Leslie Walter Claudius, 19272012 December 20, 2012

    "It was in London where it all began for me. Now everything is over at the same place. It can't get worse. Our hockey is dead." Those were, if my inconsolable mind serves me right, probably the last legendary words on the sport Leslie Walter Claudius made his own ...
  • Hockey legend Leslie Claudius dies at 85 December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: World hockey legend and India's triple Olympic hockey gold and silver medallist Leslie Claudius died in Kolkata on Sunday at the age of 85. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis. "He died at 3:25 p.m. due to multiorgan failure. He had been admitted with acute complications related to cirrhosis...
  • Claudius slightly better, Keshav Dutt pays visit November 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Triple Olympic gold medalist Leslie Claudius, who is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, is responding to the treatment and the doctors are hopeful, Bengal Hockey Association secretary Gurbux Singh said. Claudius had a special visitor this morning in the form of former teammate Keshav Dutt, the 87yearold former...
  • Hockey legend Leslie Claudius critical November 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Triple Olympic hockey gold winner Leslie Claudius, suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, was admitted to a private hospital following complications, his son Brandon said on Tuesday. "He was shifted to a hospital last night following some complications. His condition is critical," Brandon said. The 85yearold is currently being treated...
  • Olympics review: A disgraceful show by hockey August 13, 2012

    "Our hockey is dead." When you have Leslie Claudius saying it, its got to be serious. Leslie was there during the Indian team's Olympics send-off ceremony. With his arm around Bharat Chetri, who helped Leslie off the dais, the legend asked for a promise from the Indian skipper: a medal...
  • HI to pursue Leslie's quest for stolen medals July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Legendary Olympian Leslie Claudius can heave a sigh of relief as Hockey India (HI) will be pursuing his request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of providing him with replicas of his four Olympic medals, including three gold, that were stolen from his Kolkata residence. HI secretary-general Narinder Batra...
  • 1948 hockey trio backs India in Olympics July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Three members of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics - Leslie Claudius, Keshav Dutt and Jaswant Rajput - on Sunday hoped the 2012 squad can measure up to their standards. The three Bengal men, who are well into their late 80s,...