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

Updated on Aug 17, 2021 11:47 AM IST

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)
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
ANI |

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
PTI |

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
PTI |

'Will leave no stones unturned in Tokyo': Women's hockey team's Navneet

Navneet Kaur said that playing in the Olympics has been a childhood dream and she will leave no stones unturned to make her experience wonderful at the Tokyo Olympics.

Navneet Kaur (R)(HI)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 12:13 PM IST

Keshav Datt: A life and career shaped by Partition

He played every minute of India’s gold medal campaigns in 1948 and 1952 Games and was good enough for a third Olympics

Keshav Datt died at around 12.30 am at his residence in Santoshpur, Kolkata on Wednesday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 09:12 PM IST
ByNikhilesh Bhattacharya, Siliguri

Olympic gold-winning hockey legend Keshav Datt passes away

The former centre halfback died around 12.30 am at his residence in Santoshpur, Kolkata. Datt was part of India's golden era in hockey.

Keshav Datt was a part of the Indian hockey team that won gold medals at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.(HT Photo )
Published on Jul 07, 2021 12:20 PM IST
PTI |

Focusing on speed, sharpness, skill, agility: India hockey team asst coach

India men's team assistant coach Shivendra Singh opened up on the team's preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Representational photo
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST

Indian men and women remain 4th and 10th in FIH rankings

The Indian men's and women's hockey teams remained unchanged at fourth and 10th spot respectively in the FIH rankings released on Wednesday.

India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 11:20 PM IST
PTI | , Lausanne

Dilpreet, Lalit and Indian hockey’s tale of second chances

One had to rein in his temper and the other regain his reputation--together they will spearhead India’ bid for medal after 41 years

Indian hockey forward Dilpreet Singh. (Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 08:49 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy and Sharad Deep

Lalit Upadhyay confident of Indian hockey’s podium finish at Tokyo Olympics

The forward wants to emulate his hero, the late hockey great Mohammed Shahid, by helping eight-time Olympic champions India win a medal after four decades

Indian hockey player Lalit Upadhyay will be one of the key forwards at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 07:19 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lack of games not a worry for captain Manpreet and coach Reid ahead of Olympics

With India reeling with the disastrous Covid second wave, the remaining games for India men's hockey team against Spain, Germany, New Zealand were all canceled, thus leaving the team without any practice matches just before Tokyo 2020.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Prepared to play eight games': Marijne on India women's team fitness

With the recovery period associated with Covid, how are the Indian players' fitness levels at this point 30 days before Tokyo 2020? "We are good. Last week, we played four-five matches. The results were really good," said coach Sjoerd Marijne

File image of Indian women’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Manpreet to lead Indian men's hockey team in Tokyo Olympics

Manpreet to lead Indian men's hockey team in Olympics; Birendra, Harmanpreet named vice-captains

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 01:18 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Hockey India condoles demise of women's federation secretary Amrit Bose

Along with being the Indian Women's Hockey Federation Secretary, Amrit Bose also carried out tenures as an International Technical Official and President of the Delhi Women Hockey Association.

Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Rani Rampal named as India women's hockey team captain for Tokyo Olympics

Under Rani's Captaincy, the Indian team over the past four years have achieved significant results including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, Winning Silver at the Asian Games 2018, Silver at Asian Champions Trophy 2018 as well winning the FIH Series Final in 2019.

Rani Rampal(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 05:38 PM IST

Ten debutants in Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

The experienced Olympic campaigners include goalkeeper Sreejesh, midfielder Manpreet, defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Surender Kumar and forward Mandeep Singh.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India announces women’s squad for Tokyo Olympics 2020

The 16-member squad strikes the perfect balance between continuity from the Rio Olympics 2016, and adopting a fresh approach for Tokyo.

India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Indian among top five contenders for medal at Tokyo Olympics: Oltmans

Ahead of the Olympics, Oltmans emphasized that mental toughness will be a deciding factor for any team to succeed in Tokyo.

File picture of Roelant Oltmans(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST
PTI |

Tokyo Olympics: Rani and team to dedicate their performance to COVID warriors

In 2021, ahead of the Olympic Games 2020, the women's team has yet again taken up a challenge and this time they have vowed to dedicate their performance in Tokyo to the COVID warriors and frontline workers of India.

Indian Women's Hockey Team(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 15, 2021 04:02 PM IST
ANI | , Bengaluru

Want to pay tribute to COVID warriors by winning medal in Tokyo: Manpreet

Manpreet is determined to pay tribute to the country's frontline workers by finishing on the podium in the Tokyo Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 01:52 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru
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