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  • Hockey India announces its 'Hockey India On-line Academy Platform' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India in its endeavour to produce and nurture young talent in hockey, on Wednesday announced the launch of its online academy platform which gives a huge boost to the coaches who are responsible towards the development of young talent from the grass-roots level. The initiative coined as Hockey...
  • Champions Trophy: We didn't take our chances today says disappointed Oltmans December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans blamed his side's 3-4 defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan on wasting numerous scoring opportunities in the high-voltage second semifinal of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Saturday. India wasted chances galore which cost them dearly. The Indians created opportunities but Sardar Singh, Nikkin,...
  • Champions Trophy: History beckons if we keep out Pakistan counters, says Oltmans December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Temperatures in and around the Kalinga Stadium here are already soaring as fans queue up for elusive tickets for the India vs Pakistan semi-final on Saturday, while the teams perform tune-ups ahead of an epic clash. There's a different air about Indo-Pak encounters, and this one is going to...
  • Champions Trophy: These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016, says Oltmans December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. India came back from a two-goal deficit to thrash Belgium 4-2...
  • Champions Trophy: Nobody expected us to win against Holland, says Oltmans December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His native country ended up on the losing side on Tuesday, but India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was a relieved man after the hosts stunned the Netherlands 3-2 in a Pool B match of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here. He said what went in India's favour was...
  • We lost the match in 3rd quarter: Roelant Oltmans December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Sunday held his defenders responsible for their second consecutive defeat in the Champions Trophy stating that the hosts' backline just crumbled under Argentina's counter-attacks in the final 15 minutes of the game. India squandered a goal lead twice to go down 2-4 against...
  • Champions Trophy: Inability in match-reading proved costly, feels Roelant Oltmans December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said indecisiveness and the inability to analyze match-situation cost the hosts dearly as they lost their Champions Trophy opener against Olympic champions Germany, conceding a last-minute goal. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh's stellar show went in vain as Florian Fuchs scored broke the deadlock 34 seconds...
  • India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans December 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans believes that his wards are well-prepared to take on Olympic champions Germany in the Champions Trophy lung opener, here on Saturday. India are placed in a tough Pool B in the elite eight-nation tournament alongside Germany, Netherlands and Argentina. "The mood in the team is...
  • Champions Trophy: India hope to create hockey history in the Temple City December 5, 2014

    A maiden Champions Trophy title will be the perfect way for Indian hockey to round off a memorable 2014, but for that they will have to beat the best in the business at the Temple City of India - Bhubaneswar. Deciding to move international events out of their first-choice venue Delhi,...
  • India confident of challenging the top teams: Roelant Oltmans December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans promised his team will be confident against the top teams of the world in the Champions Trophy hockey beginning on Saturday. "Only thing on our mind is to prepare ourselves as much as possible before the tournament because we don't know what other teams...
  • Champions Trophy: India determined to give tough fight to rivals, says Oltmans December 2, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the hosts are determined to give a tough fight to their opponents and are geared up to face world no. 3 Germany in their opening match of the FIH Champions Trophy to be held here from December 6-14. India are placed...
  • Champions Trophy: Indian hockey team preparing hard for German challenge November 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Indian hockey team is training hard for their Champions Trophy opener against Germany here on December 6. The team was seen practicing on Saturday on a brand new pitch 2 of the Kalinga Stadium. Under Roelant Oltmans' guidance, the time was busy fine-tuning its skills ahead of the crucial...
  • Roelant Oltmans unfazed by dual responsibility in Champions Trophy November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Discharging duel responsibility in a crucial tournament is not a new thing for Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans whose primary focus now is to prepare the team as best as he can for the Champions Trophy in the absence of just-retired coach Terry Walsh. For the second...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports November 23, 2014

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • Indian hockey team will suffer if Terry Walsh leaves: Roelant Oltmans November 15, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans said on Saturday that the national team's preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics will suffer if current chief coach Terry Walsh does not accept a new contract from the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Walsh, who guided India to an Asian games gold medal...
  • Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans November 11, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress. "It is surely a positive result for the team. Everyone in the world including Australia...
  • Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans. A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out...
  • Hockey India slams Govt for cutting down on support staff September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude their four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Gamesbound contingent as "distraction", leaving their High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock". India's national game also had to face the brunt of the government's...
  • Roelant Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: To keep coaches uptodate and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a oneday high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak on Aug 27. The clinic will...
  • Oltmans writes to SAI on 'dangerous' condition of turfs at NIS August 23, 2014

    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...
  • Hockey World Cup: Spain's seasoned strikers present massive challenge for India June 4, 2014

    Bogged down by two successive losses, an underpressure Indian hockey team will be confronted by Spain's livewire strikers when the two teams clash in their preliminary league encounter of the World Cup at the Greenfields Stadium on Thursday. After conceding matchwinners to Belgium and England in the closing stages of successive...
  • India eyeing consistency in hockey World Cup May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Motivated by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's moraleboosting pep talk, a wellprepared and fully focussed Indian men's hockey team will strive for consistency in the upcoming FIH World Cup as it leaves for The Hague, Netherlands the venue for the megaevent on Wednesday. The 18member India team will depart...
  • At least Oltmans sees India springing a surprise in World Cup May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: From head coach Terry Walsh to officials, everyone might have written off India's chances of a podium finish at the upcoming Hockey World Cup, but high performance director Roelant Oltmans feels they can spring a surprise provided they check their perennial problem of conceding late goals. While Hockey India...
  • Hockey India answerable for Oltmans and Walsh's conflict of interest January 27, 2014

    Hockey India's (HI) High Performance Director and men's team chief coach are enjoying a paid holiday from their job with Sports Authority India (SAI), and the employers have happily signed on the leave application, fully aware that it comes at the cost of compromising the best interest of Indian hockey....
  • 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...
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the clubvscountry virus? January 24, 2014

    A 'Catch 22' situation is emerging in Indian hockey. The influx of money is what the sport yearned for, for years, and now when it has arrived, the cost could be a disease called 'Club vs Country'. The phrase is not new for Indian sport. Cricket has often found itself embroiled...
  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has set his sights on winning the gold medal in this year's Incheon Asian Games which would give the erstwhile champions of the game a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oltmans said the senior men's team showed signs of improvement...
  • Oltmans, Walsh won't get salary from SAI during HIL: Batra January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The impasse between SAI and Hockey India over Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh's participation as coaches in the upcoming HIL is finally over after HI secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said that the duo will not get paid by the government body during the onemonth period of...
  • India not to participate in Azlan Shah Cup January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team will not participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Malaysia from March 1323 as it will be busy preparing for the World Cup in Europe. "India will not participate at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Our high performance director Roelant Oltmans and...