India pulls out of 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games hockey competition

Published on Oct 05, 2021 07:20 PM IST

Hockey India withdraws from 2022 Birmingham CWG; cites COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules

Hockey India(Twitter)

Former India hockey striker SV Sunil retires

Sunil said it was time for him to make way for younger players and help to build a winning team for the future. The senior player appeared in 264 India matches, striking 72 goals.

SV Sunil(Twitter)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 03:15 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Olympic dream achieved, Rupinder Pal, Birendra Lakra retire

The defenders who shone as India's hockey team won bronze in the Tokyo Games in August, the first medal for the country after 41 years, ended their international career.

Rupinder Pal and Birendra Lakra.(File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 10:30 PM IST

'Aim to improve further to be part of Indian team for upcoming events'

Singh had scored twice as the Indian men's team defeated Germany 5-4 in the thrilling bronze-medal play-off at Tokyo.

Simranjeet Singh of India celebrates with teammate Sumit of India during Tokyo Olympics: File photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 02:54 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Savita, Vandana reflect on life after India's historic performance in Tokyo

India women's hockey team led by captain Rani Rampal and coach Sjoerd Marijne scripted history by reaching the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Savita and Vandana Katariya collage.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Hope Olympic bronze will inspire youngsters of Manipur to take up hockey’

Nilakanta was a vital cog in India's midfield in Tokyo, where the country ended a 41-year-old Olympic medal drought. Before Tokyo, India's last medal -- a gold -- came in the 1980 Moscow Games.

India's Nilakanta Sharma(AP)
Published on Sep 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST

Staying in the moment helped us in Tokyo: Udita

Udita is currently part of the 25-member senior women’s core probable group for the national camp in SAI, Bengaluru.

Indian Woman Hockey player Udita: File photo
Published on Sep 15, 2021 02:11 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India names 25 players for senior women's national camp

The 25 porobables include Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam and Mahima Choudhary, who have been moved to the Senior Core Group from the Junior ranks.

File photo of India hockey team in action.(Frank Uijlenbroek/Hockey India)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 02:54 PM IST

This is a new beginning for Indian hockey: Dilpreet on Olympic bronze medal

The Indian hockey team kept its morale high despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the historic bronze medal winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics is only just the beginning of a new era, said young striker Dilpreet Singh.

Dilpreet Singh celebrates scoring a goal against Germany at the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Getty)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 01:28 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra

Batra said he has conveyed this to Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Sandip Pradhan during a formal meeting New Delhi on Friday.

IOA president Narinder Batra(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST

Coach Reid sets new targets for Indian men's hockey team after Tokyo success

Talking about the roadmap ahead, Reid said, "We have set some milestones in terms of competitions that are coming up for us now. We have Asian Games, FIH Pro League, Commonwealth Games, Hockey World Cup in 2023 and then Paris Olympics the following year.

Graham Reid(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST

'Honoured': Women's hockey player Sharmila after rising star nomination

Sharmila scored a goal in India's Pool Stage match against Great Britain. For her incredible efforts at the Tokyo Olympics, Sharmila Devi has been nominated for the FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year Award 2020-2021.

Sharmila Devi
Published on Aug 25, 2021 04:06 PM IST

I'm overwhelmed: Vivek Sagar Prasad on being nominated for same FIH honour again

Prasad was part of the team's historic bronze medal winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month. This was the team's first Olympic medal in over four decades.

Indian hockey player Vivek Sagar Prasad(PTI)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 07:16 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Harmanpreet, Gurjit, Sreejesh in short-list for FIH annual honours

The Indian men's team head coach Graham Reid and women's team counterpart Sjoerd Marijne were among three nominees for FIH Coach of the Year award for men and women.

Harmanpreet Singh (L), Gurjit Kaur and PR Sreejesh (R)(HT Collage)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
PTI | , Lausanne

'No better feeling in the world when your hard work is recognised': Savita

"There's no better feeling in the world when your hard work is recognised and appreciated," said India women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita.

Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita(PTI)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 03:33 PM IST

Our medal is Naveen Patnaik's gift to the nation: hockey captain Manpreet

During a felicitation programme organised to honour both the men's and the women's outfit, which narrowly missed out on a bronze in Tokyo, Patnaik announced that Odisha will continue to sponsor the Indian hockey teams for another 10 years.

Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh (R) and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:58 PM IST
PTI | , Bhubaneswar

Odisha government to sponsor Indian hockey teams for 10 more years

In recognition of their achievement and their potential to be the top teams in the world, the Chief Minister announced that Odisha will continue to sponsor Indian hockey teams, for another 10 years.

Odisha government to sponsor Indian hockey teams for 10 more years(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:28 PM IST
ANI | , Bhubaneswar

Men’s, women’s hockey teams arrive in Odisha; sponsor state to felicitate them

The men’s team won a bronze, 41 years after it won a medal in the Moscow Olympics, while the women’s hockey team reached the semi final for the first time. The Odisha government signed a ₹100 crore deal with Hockey India in 2018 to sponsor both the teams for the next five years

Sudarshan Patnaik’s sand art welcoming the hockey teams to Odisha. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 11:47 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

#MensHockeyTeam: Bring on the bronze brigade!

The men’s hockey team are back to India after winning a bronze. Caption Manpreet Singh as well as other players share anecdotes from their Olympic journey and what they plan to do to celebrate this big victory.

The Indian Men’s hockey team’s inspiring journey at the Tokyo Olympics have made the country proud. The players now look forward to celebrating the milestone moment of winning a bronze medal with their loved ones. (Photo: PTI)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 03:36 PM IST
ByAnjuri Nayar Singh and Naina Arora, New Delhi

#Womenshockeyteam: Raring to go for more challenges

Indian women’s hockey team players, Rani Rampal, Sushila Chanu, Savita Punia, and coach Sjoerd Marijne, among others talk about being so close to the goal, and share the overwhelming love they are receiving from the country.

Indian women’s hockey team created history by reaching the semi finals of Olympics, and won the hearts of the country for their level of commitments and efforts. The team is now gearing up for upcoming tournaments such as Commonwealth Games, and more. (Photo: PTI)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 11:24 AM IST
ByAnjuri Nayar Singh and Naina Arora, New Delhi

'Showed them a movie about self-belief': Marijne lauds women's hockey turnaround

In a recent interaction, outgoing coach Sjoerd Marijne revealed how the team made a turnaround to finish fourth at the Games and scripting history in Tokyo.

The Indian women's hockey team scripted a memorable comeback to make it to the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 12:16 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

'No one wanted to lose': Harmanpreet on how India bounced back to win bronze

In an exclusive interaction, defender Harmanpreet Singh explained how the Indian defence kept up their morale to bounce back and win the bronze-medal match 5-3 against Germany.

Harmanpreet Singh celebrates scoring India's third goal against Germany. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 08:04 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Watch the space, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

The men's team, coached by Graham Reid, ended the 41-year long wait for a medal at the Olympics as Manpreet Singh and boys returned with a bronze medal.

Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST

Sandeep Singh: Mere liye yeh bronze nahi, gold medal hai

Indian men’s hockey team former captain, whose real life inspired the Bollywood film Soorma (2018), says that the bronze medal won by the present team at Tokyo Olympics will inspire many youngsters to join the sport.

Sandeep Singh, former captain of men’s hockey team and presently Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of Haryana.
Published on Aug 10, 2021 02:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Former Odisha hockey player languishing in poverty

Like most tribal kids in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, Majhi took to hockey at the age of 11 when he joined the sports hostel at Panposh.

Santosh Majhi played for Gangpur-Odisha hockey team, one of the associate teams of Hockey India. (Sourced Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 11:01 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

With hockey bronze in Olympics, MP’s Vivek Sagar hopes to revive sport in state

Vivek’s brother Vidhyasagar, a software engineer, said, “Vivek wants to see hockey as popular as cricket in India and he is passionately working on it”

Members of India men’s hockey team. (File photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 04:59 PM IST
ByShruti Tomar & Jitendra Verma

Festival at Surender’s home in Haryana after Olympic bronze in hockey

Relatives, neighbours and even politicians have been visiting the 28-year-old hockey player’s residence in Sector 8 in Kurukshetra in Haryana as soon as the team defeated Germany 5-4 to win Olympics bronze after 41 years

Surender Kumar’s parents at their Kurukshetra home. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 01:53 PM IST

‘Proud moment,’ says Sreejesh’s father on India men’s hockey bronze at Olympics

The 35-year-old goal keeper stood like a rock with many saves in the dying minutes of the bronze medal match which India won 5-4 against Germany -- a historic win after 41 years of medal drought in the sport

PR Sreejesh (in yellow) in action against John-John Dominique M Dohmen of Belgium during the men's semi final match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 3. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 12:17 PM IST

Indian women hockey team needs to create and grab chances against Britain

After a 1-5 drubbing against world number one the Netherlands, the Indians players lifted their game by leaps and bounds to give third-ranked Germany a run for their money before losing 0-2 in their next Pool A match.

India women's hockey team Sushila Chanu
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 01:46 PM IST

Varun, Simranjeet late inclusions in Indian men's Olympic side

Hockey India, which had originally named 16-member men's and women's squads for the upcoming Games, have now added two players each in both the teams.

File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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