INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY FEDERATION

  • 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...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 March 20, 2014

    Lausanne: The international hockey federation (FIH) on Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from September 1. After the first and third quarters there will...
  • Star India inks 8year broadcast deal with FIH January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports broadcaster Star India on Tuesday announced an eightyear 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...
  • India to host 2018 men's hockey World Cup November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India has been awarded the 2018 men's hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago. The 2018 edition will see an expanded field with 16 teams competing in...
  • Spain qualify for Hockey World Cup after Germany's Euro triumph August 26, 2013

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday confirmed Spain to be the latest team booking its ticket to the 2014 men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup following Germany's victory in the final of the TriFinance EuroHockey Nations Championships in Boom, Belgium. Germany had already qualified for the World Cup by virtue of...
  • South Korean men's team qualify for 2014 Hockey World Cup August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: South Korea become the eighth men's team to qualify for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, with four more places up for grabs at the upcoming continental championships in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Sunday. Korea were confirmed after Argentina, who have already...
  • No increase in number of teams in 2014 WC: FIH August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has turned down former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey's proposal for increasing the number of teams in next year's World Cup. Tirkey had written to FIH president Leandro Negre requesting him to increase the number of participating countries in the next World Cup to be...
  • FIH introduces time limit on penalty corners, scraps extra time March 22, 2013

    New Delhi The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday made two major announcements after its Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, bringing in a timelimit rule on penalty corners and scrapping extra time for all tied classification games in an FIH event. The FIH Executive Board held one of its three annual...
  • India to host two important FIH events March 6, 2013

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday awarded India the hosting rights of the men's Junior World Cup and the World League Finals. The Junior World Cup will be held Dec 6-15 and it will be followed by the World League Finals Jan 10-18. The Hero Hockey Junior World Cup...
  • Wrestling removal a wakeup call for hockey: Negre February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre admitted that International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to leave out wrestling from core sports for the 2020 Games was a rude shock but it has served as a wake cup call for hockey bosses. "What happened in the IOC executive board was...
  • Is hockey's Olympic future in the dark? February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey just about managing to escape the 2020 Olympics exit has set off the SOS alarm in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) corridors. Until Tuesday, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave hockey a lifeline while putting 8 other sports on the ventilator, the apex body felt it...
  • FIH mulling to introduce club World Cup in India: Negre February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After football and cricket, hockey is the latest sport which is set to introduce a world championship of clubs with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) mulling a Club World Cup to be held in India from next year. Inspired by the success of the inaugural Hockey India League...
  • Sardar in the running for FIH Player of the Year December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday shortlisted India skipper Sardar Singh for its 2012 'Player of the Year' award, alongside Australia captain Jamie Dwyer, Germany's Moritz Furste and Tobias Hauke and Netherland's Robert van der Horst. Sardar, who has been part of the World XI as a central...
  • Hockey in for referrals at the London Olympics July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Field hockey will move into untested waters at the London Olympic Games when contesting teams would be allowed to call for one video referral per game through onfield umpires, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said. "Since Beijing (2008 Games venue), the possibility for a team to request a referral has...
  • FIH may come up with 5aside format June 3, 2012

    Ipoh (Malaysia): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is considering a fiveaside format to promote hockey among young players, its president Leandro Negre said here on Sunday. Addressing the media at the Azlan Shah Cup, Negre said the FIH is mainly concentrating on its two main properties the traditional outdoor game...
  • 'FIH can't interfere in World Series Hockey' November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Criticising the FIH (International Hockey Federation) for working with Hockey India (HI) to stop players from participating in the World Series Hockey (WSH), former India coach Harendra Singh said the world body has no right to interfere in a domestic tournament. Harendra, who has been named as the coach...
  • HI blasts IHF for trying to lure players for WSH October 7, 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...
  • Free Hits: The Fight Over Indian Hockey January 21, 2011

    This could just be Indian hockey's chance to break out from the obscurity of the past two decades. Nimbus Sport's partnership with the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to launch World Series Hockey (WSH) league is one more attempt to bring back to centre stage a game that has brought India...
  • Hockey India's poll process turning into a farce January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Hockey India, the adhoc body running the sport in the country, has been making attempts to bend rules and the election process. New Delhi will be hosting Hockey World Cup in about 50 days but it seems unlikely that the national game will have an elected body in place...
  • Indian hockey gets new federation after warning June 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian hockey changed from a fivemember adhoc committee to a sevenmember Hockey India (HI) to comply with the deadline set by the international body. The reins, though, remain firmly in the hands of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). With the International Hockey Federation (FIH) telling the IOA in no...
  • India gets 2010 men's World Cup hosting rights July 18, 2008

    Hyderabad: The International Hockey Federation, the game's world governing body, on Friday formally awarded the hosting rights of 2010 men's World Cup to India. FIH President Els van Breda Vriesman, who met Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi, said the dates of the tournament would be...
  • FIH cracks the whip on Indian hockey March 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Even as a battered Indian hockey team returned home on Wednesday morning after having missed a chance to qualify for the Olympics; the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has sent out a stern message. The FIH has warned that Indian hockey must pull up its socks and do it quickly. When the...
  • World body out to save Indian hockey February 4, 2007

    New Delhi: An elaborate plan to uplift standards of Indian hockey was put forward and discussed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Chennai. Indian Hockey Federation Secretary K Jothikumaran told PTI that officials from 10 out of 30 internal units were present to hear FIH's plans and its financial implications. "Most...
  • World body out to save Indian hockey January 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian hockey's season of discontent has extended to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), who want the Indian bosses to shoulder the burden and work towards improvement of standards. The FIH had submitted its report ahead of its project 'Promotion Indian Hockey' in November 2006 that had 14 "areas of...