Roelant Oltmans

  • Hockey India answerable for Oltmans and Walsh's conflict of interest 27-01-2014 08:46 AM

    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 25-01-2014 11:13 PM

    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,...
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the club-vs-country virus? 24-01-2014 10:33 AM

    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...
  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics 23-01-2014 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Oltmans, Walsh won't get salary from SAI during HIL: Batra 23-01-2014 04:18 PM

    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 one-month period of...
  • India not to participate in Azlan Shah Cup 17-01-2014 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team will not participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Malaysia from March 13-23 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...
  • Govt appoints Oltmans as Indian hockey's High Performance Director 18-10-2013 01:28 PM

    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....
  • Who is India's new hockey coach, Terry Walsh? 16-10-2013 01:34 PM

    After much deliberation, ranging from shortlisting applicants to across-the-table 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)...
  • Coach Roelant Oltmans would make a difference: Prabhjot Singh 08-10-2013 05:49 PM

    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...
  • Indian hockey will be a strong contender in 2016 Olympics: Oltmans 13-09-2013 12:19 PM

    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...
  • Process to appoint new India hockey coach begins 04-09-2013 03:22 PM

    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 03-09-2013 09:43 AM

    "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 31-08-2013 10:11 AM

    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 30-08-2013 11:19 PM

    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 30-08-2013 10:01 AM

    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...
  • Hockey: Coach Oltmans wants India to raise level in the semis 29-08-2013 02:26 PM

    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...
  • Sreejesh proved he is India's best goalkeeper: Oltmans 26-08-2013 09:28 PM

    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...
  • We were a bit sloppy in second half: Oltmans 24-08-2013 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Oltmans gets good luck message from team physio 24-08-2013 01:58 PM

    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...
  • Preview: Indian hockey's World Cup hopes hinge on Asia Cup triumph 23-08-2013 12:42 PM

    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 13-08-2013 07:57 PM

    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 08-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: India might be grappling with injuries in its forward-line 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...
  • Every success will inspire Indian hockey: Oltmans 07-08-2013 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: The women team's bronze medal-winning 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...
  • Tough test awaits Indian men's hockey team 01-08-2013 08:36 PM

    If the Indian hockey team fail to win the Asia Cup in September, they will be out of the running for next year's World Cup. ...
  • Hockey: Can India lift the Asia Cup to book a World Cup berth? 31-07-2013 09:38 AM

    With a newly-appointed coaching staff, India will have to deliver in Malaysia as only the winner of the Asia Cup is guaranteed a place in the 2014 World Cup. ...
  • Will be assisting Roelant Oltmans: MK Kaushik 10-07-2013 09:34 PM

    Kaushik was on Wednesday appointed as assistant coach of the senior men's hockey team, just two days after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door. ...
  • Pressure brings best out of me, claims confident Oltmans 10-07-2013 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: Roelant Oltmans realises the burden of expectations he will carry as an interim coach of the national hockey team during the Asia Cup but the Dutchman is confident that adversity will bring the best out of him. "I am there for just 6 weeks. But I am up...
  • Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey: Charlesworth 10-07-2013 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfil the requirements" of the modern-day game. "I think India needs a foreign expert. I can say it from my experience that Indian coaches...
  • HI ropes in MK Kaushik as coach, will assist Roelant Oltmans 10-07-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was on Wednesday appointed as a coach of the senior men's hockey team, just two days after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door because of non-performance. Kaushik, a member of India's last Olympic gold medal winning side in the 1980 Moscow Games,...
  • Indian need to compete against top teams regularly: Oltmans 23-06-2013 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: If Indian hockey team is to improve, it must be exposed to some tough competition against top teams of the world on regular basis, Hockey India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans has suggested. India finished sixth in the eight-team FIH World League RD 3 after losing to Spain....