Indian Hockey

  • Oltmans writes to SAI on 'dangerous' condition of turfs at NIS 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Barely a month left for the Asian Games, Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has written to the Sports Authority of India about the artificial turfs at NIS Patiala being in a "dangerous" condition and will effect the preparation of the women's team for the mega event...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • High performance programme of Hockey India set to start next month July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The ambitious High Performance Programme of Hockey India (HI) is all set to go live from next month with the launch of its website, a one of a kind interactive platform for coaches and players of the country. The website will be launched in three-phased manner with the basic...
  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh aims for improvement in CWG 2014 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a disappointing World Cup campaign, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is not expecting anything miraculous from his wards in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and has set 'improvement' as the main objective in the quadrennial event. India finished a lowly ninth in the recent World Cup...
  • Change evident in Indian hockey, says Charlesworth June 11, 2014

    Australia's famed coach Ric Charlesworth feels Indian hockey is making progress, but it would be a while before the country can return to the podium. "I think India is making progress. From what I see, there is some purpose in their game," says Charlesworth, coach of the Australian team that is...
  • Reality is we have no points, says Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh June 2, 2014

    India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh was left dejected after the team again conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to England for their second consecutive defeat in the Hockey World Cup on Monday. Though India were the better of the two teams, he said the reality was they are...
  • India hope to beat the rhetoric at hockey World Cup May 30, 2014

    Never lose courage, it can do wonders. These are the words that all who represent their country carry with them, and the Indian men's hockey team won't be any different when they try to beat the world's best and break free from living in the past. More than 39 years ago,...
  • Hockey India relegates Kerala to associate member May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has relegated Hockey Kerala to an associate member from full member status because of alleged irregularities in its functioning. The decision was taken by HI's disciplinary committee in a meeting here on Wednesday where they discussed the issue of governance and operations in Hockey Kerala. According to...
  • There will be no World Cup miracle for Indian hockey: Michael Nobbs May 29, 2014

    In a hard-hitting interview with IBNLive, Indian men's hockey team's former chief coach Michael Nobbs has said that India needs to come out its "live-in-the-past" attitude and start development programmes if they want to match the top teams in the world. India, led by Sardar Singh, has already touched base...
  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition May 20, 2014

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India. According...
  • Sachin Tendulkar inspires India's World Cup-bound hockey team May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the World Cup-bound Indian hockey team and gave the players a pep talk ahead of the side's departure for the quadrennial event to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Tendulkar arrived at...
  • Consistency is Indian hockey team's problem: Jamie Dwyer May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian ace Jamie Dwyer was forthright in his assessment about the current India hockey team terming Sardar Singh and Co as an "inconsistent" bunch, who will have to depend a lot on ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and comeback man Gurbaj Singh. "Indian team keeps on improving but so...
  • Hockey India recommends four players for Arjuna Award May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were on Thursday recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year. HI on Thursday announced the names of players and coaches recommended for the National Sports Awards 2014 which includes the...
  • SAI hits back at India hockey coach Terry Walsh May 3, 2014

    Sports Authority of India on Friday hit back at hockey chief coach Terry Walsh's outburst against holding the camp for World Cup-bound side in sweltering heat, saying that it was the national federation and team management which had decided it. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson said it was not possible to...
  • Hockey: India coach Terry Walsh critical of national camp being held in Delhi May 1, 2014

    Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh on Thursday lashed out as the national probables' preparatory camp for the upcoming World Cup is being held in searing capital heat instead of cooler confines in any other part of the country. Walsh indirectly took a dig at the Sports Authority of India...
  • Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in WC April 21, 2014

    With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward's chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus". Fresh from a preparatory...
  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The Hague,...
  • Tough for Sandeep Singh to make World Cup cut: Sardar Singh April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh are best of friends on and off the field but the current Indian captain said it will be a tall order for the out-of-favour drag-flicker to make it to the World Cup-bound squad. Sardar said it was heartening to witness healthy competition for places...
  • Indian hockey team set to leave for Europe tour April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up to present a strong challenge at the upcoming World Cup, the Indian hockey team will head for a tour of Europe on Wednesday to play five build-up games - including two each against World Cup hosts The Netherlands. The team will also play two matches against Dutch...
  • Jude Felix is new coach of senior men Hockey Team: Hockey India March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed as coach of the senior men's national hockey team and the Olympian will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday. Felix will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team tomorrow at Major Dhyan...
  • Indians play without a game plan, says Jamie Dwyer January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia's most decorated hockey player Jamie Dwyer, a five-time Player of the Year, feels the Indian team is not smart enough against the world's top sides. As eight-time Olympic champions India are trying to regain their lost glory, Dwyer said they cannot expect to turn up on the...
  • More astroturf and tough games can turn around Indian hockey: Oltmans January 25, 2014

    Ranchi: More matches against tough opponents and increase in number of astroturfs would help the Indian hockey in making a turnaround and bring back the golden days, Indian Hockey team's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said on Saturday. "I believe (that) India has a bright future in hockey. Of course, there...
  • Star India to invest over Rs 1500 crore in hockey January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: STAR India, the country's leading sports network Star Sports, on Thursday committed to invest in excess of Rs. 1500 crore in hockey over the next eight years in order to promote the game. Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sports Business, STAR India, said, "Our aim is to transform the sporting landscape...
  • Walsh is the right man to be India hockey coach: Harendra January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh on Thursday came out in support of current coach Terry Walsh saying the ex-Australia forward was the right choice as the team had improved under him, but cautioned that further progress to medal status would be gradual. "Terry Walsh has huge experience. He is...
  • Star India inks 8-year broadcast deal with FIH January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports broadcaster Star India on Tuesday announced an eight-year broadcast deal with International Hockey Federation (FIH), during which the world sport body will look to host a major event in India each year. Star India, which runs country's leading sports network Star Sports, will broadcast key FIH events both...
  • Indian Hockey needs stability at coach level: Barry Dancer January 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former Australian player Barry Dancer said Indian hockey coaches deserve to be given a long rope for the team to produce good results at the international level. "The problem with India's hockey team at the national level is lack of stability in the leadership," Dancer said. Dancer, 61, who played 48...
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    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • Hockey: For Balbir, only Sardar fits in the golden era team December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Disappointed with the state of Indian hockey right now, three-time Olympic gold-medallist and former captain Balbir Singh Sr. feels among the current lot of players, only Sardar Singh would have found a place in the Indian teams that competed in the golden era. In an interaction with PTI journalists,...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey December 30, 2013

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men - the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013 was...