Roelant Oltmans

  • 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...
  • Govt appoints Oltmans as Indian hockey's High Performance Director October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Government of India will appoint Hockey India's Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey. He is all set to be appointed till Rio Olympics 2016 keeping in view all the major events taking place in the next three years. This...
  • Who is India's new hockey coach, Terry Walsh? October 16, 2013

    After much deliberation, ranging from shortlisting applicants to acrossthetable salary negotiations, Terrence Walsh popularly known as Terry Walsh has replaced fellow Australian Michael Nobbs as the new coach of Indian men's hockey team. Salary was the only hindrance in the appointment of Walsh, who was Hockey India's (HI) unanimous...
  • Coach Roelant Oltmans would make a difference: Prabhjot Singh October 8, 2013

    Jaipur: High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has made India play attacking hockey and under the Dutchman, Indian team can achieve better results in 2016 Rio Olympics, feels ace hockey player Prabhjot Singh. "It was Spaniard Jose Brasa who made us play mix hockey and also worked on last minute lethargy of...
  • Indian hockey will be a strong contender in 2016 Olympics: Oltmans September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A silver medal in the recent Asia Cup has virtually assured India a place in next year's World Cup and the team's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans feels the erstwhile champions of the game will be a force to reckon with in the 2016 Olympics. India lost to defending...
  • Process to appoint new India hockey coach begins September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team's interim chief coach Roelant Oltmans did well to help the team finish second at the 9th Asia Cup hockey tournament, but he thinks he will return to his full-time job of Hockey India's High Performance Director, which will follow the appointment of a new...
  • Indian hockey team returns after winning Asia Cup silver medal September 3, 2013

    "Though we wanted to win the Asia Cup, I'm happy with our overall performance," said the interim chief coach Roelant Oltmans. ...
  • India still a step away from Hockey World Cup berth August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: There's slight assumption involved when we say India have qualified for the World Cup, which in true sense isn't confirmed yet despite India's win and Pakistan's defeat on Friday in the two semi-finals of the 9th Asia Cup being held in Ipoh. Pakistan went down to South Korea...
  • It was our best game in Asia Cup: Roelant Oltmans August 30, 2013

    Ipoh: India Friday defeated Malaysia to enter the final of the ongoing ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here and the team's interim coach Roelant Oltmans said it was the best performance from his wards in the tournament so far. India will face defending champions Korea in the summit clash after...
  • Expert Talk: Arjun Halappa decodes India's Asia Cup hockey SF August 30, 2013

    In less than eight hours from now, India will perhaps play its most crucial hockey game of the year. Never before has an Indian men's team missed the World Cup. But if they lose to Malaysia on Friday in the Asia Cup semi-final, that may turn into embarrassing reality. Winning the...
  • Hockey: Coach Oltmans wants India to raise level in the semis August 29, 2013

    Ipoh: India might have routed a lowly Bangladesh 9-1, but interim coach Roelant Oltmans is still not satisfied with his wards and wants the team to reach its peak in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup hockey tournament here. Penalty corner exponents Rupinderpal Singh and VR Raghunath slammed a hat-trick...
  • Sreejesh proved he is India's best goalkeeper: Oltmans August 28, 2013

    Ipoh: India's interim coach Roelant Oltmans values team effort than individual brilliance but the Dutchman was all praise for PR Sreejesh's sterling performance under the bar today and termed him the "best goalkeeper" in the country. Sreejesh produced a fine show under the bar to help two-time champions India stun title...
  • We were a bit sloppy in second half: Oltmans August 28, 2013

    Ipoh, Malaysia: A comprehensive win might have been achieved, but India's interim coach Roelant Oltmans feels his team was a bit sloppy in the second half of the Asia Cup hockey tournament opener against Oman here on Sasturday. "It was a regular win. We played very well in the first half,...
  • Oltmans gets good luck message from team physio August 28, 2013

    Ipoh, Malaysia: As Roelant Oltmans gets ready to face the toughest challenge of his stint with Indian hockey so far, the Dutchman got a much-needed good luck message from the team's physio Shrikant Iyengar just hours before India's Asia Cup opener against Oman here on Saturday. Oltmans, who is also the...
  • Preview: Indian hockey's World Cup hopes hinge on Asia Cup triumph August 28, 2013

    If missing the 2008 Olympics was ignominious, it will be equally discomfiting if India were to be left out of the 2014 World Cup. The 1975 world champions have never missed out on World Cup qualification and they would like to keep that 42-year record intact. The only way to...
  • I'll be responsible for India's showing in Asia Cup: Oltmans August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With a relatively young and inexperienced side at his disposal, High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans is doing his bid to take the pressure off his wards and said being the interim coach he would be solely responsible for India's performance in the Asia Cup hockey tournament to be...
  • Oltmans believes young forwards will deliver in Asia Cup August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India might be grappling with injuries in its forwardline but High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Thursday reposed faith on his young crop of strikers to score goals and help India win the upcoming Asia Cup and qualify for the hockey World Cup next year. Star forward SV Sunil...
  • Every success will inspire Indian hockey: Oltmans August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The women team's bronze medalwinning effort in the Junior World Cup couldn't have come at a better time for Indian hockey as the feat has created a positive atmosphere in the country ahead of the senior men side's crucial Asia Cup campaign in Ipoh, Malaysia. For Indian hockey's High...