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Mental fitness is as important as physical fitness: Jarmanpreet Singh

Published on May 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST

The 24-year-old has been training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru as part of the Senior Core Group ahead of the Olympics

Jarmanpreet Singh.(Hockey India)

Intra-squad matches every week brings out the best in us: Akashdeep Singh

Experienced India striker Akashdeep Singh is unperturbed about not getting international tours due to the travel restrictions ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

India striker Akashdeep Singh. (Getty Images)
Published on May 26, 2021 01:20 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Hockey stadium renamed after Balbir Singh Sr to mark his death anniversary

The renaming was officially announced at a tribute ceremony held to remember the three-time Olympic gold medallist, who died at the age of 96 on May 25 last year.

File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Need to peak at right time to make history in Tokyo: Hockey player Nilkanta

"Everyone is confident about their respective games and if we play to our full potential, we can certainly make history in the Tokyo Olympics. It's all about peaking at the right time and that will be our main focus once the Olympics is underway," said Nilkanta, who is a vital cog in India's midfield along side skipper Manpreet Singh.

Nilkanta Sharma(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 04:18 PM IST

HI inducts 126 new umpires and technical officials

The umpires, and technical officials, including judges, were selected after two sets of online workshops conducted between September 2020 to March this year.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 24, 2021 12:49 PM IST

India midfielder Jaskaran learning tricks of trade from captain Manpreet

Jaskaran, son of hockey Olympian and former India coach Rajinder Singh Jr, is currently training with the men's senior core group for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 22, 2021 01:00 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India wins Etienne Glichitch Award

The awards was announced by the game's governing body FIH during the HockeyInvites virtual conference as part of its 47th FIH Congress which concluded with the FIH Honorary Awards.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 21, 2021 09:27 PM IST

'Good coordination one of the key factors for our recent success': Gurinder

India remained unbeaten during their tour of Europe in March where they played the likes of Germany and Belgium and then registered only one loss in Argentina in April.

File image of Gurinder Singh.(Hockey Ijndia)
Updated on May 18, 2021 02:26 PM IST
PTI | , Christchurch

Training in bio-bubble has brought team closer: Hockey forward Gurjant Singh

Gurjant Singh feels that the amount of time the team has spent together at the national camp has built a natural understanding among the players.

Hockey forward Gurjant Singh. (Hockey India)
Published on May 14, 2021 03:19 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

We benefited from video analysis during tours of Europe and Argentina: Rohidas

"Video analysis helped us on both the tours. We analysed our opponent's style of play, their movement in the attack as well as in defence, and we adapted to the situations accordingly," he said.

Amit Rohidas.(Hockey India)
Published on May 11, 2021 01:29 PM IST

COVID failed to deter my confidence of doing well in Olympics: Navjot

Navjot was among the seven women's team players, including skipper Rani Rampal, who had tested positive for the virus after returning to the national camp here following a 10-day break.

File image of Navjot Kaur(Hockey India)
Published on May 10, 2021 10:14 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India mourns death of former player Fernandez

Fernandez, a former Assistant Customs Commissioner (Karnataka), had represented the Indian junior team in 1975 playing as a forward.

Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Published on May 10, 2021 12:14 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Strongly believe we've best medal chance in Tokyo Olympics, says Manpreet

India have won eight gold medals in the past, but their last top finish came way back in 1980 Moscow Olympics.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on May 09, 2021 03:38 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

'Kaushik Sir understood a player more than anyone else'

Dhanraj Pillay, skipper of the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games hockey team, pays tribute to MK Kaushik for inspiring India to glory after a 32-year wait.

Dhanraj Pillay recalls the legend of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
ByDhanraj Pillay, New Delhi

COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former hockey coach MK Kaushik dead

Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal-winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home here.

File image of MK Kaushik.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 08, 2021 07:50 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

India women's hockey captain Rani, six teammates recover from Covid-19

Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, her six teammates, and two support staff members have recovered from Covid-19 infection after spending two weeks in quarantine at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru.

Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on May 08, 2021 06:18 PM IST

Ravinder Pal, 1980 Moscow Olympics hockey great, dies after Covid-19 battle

Former India hockey player and a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics-winning side, Ravinder Pal Singh, has died at the age of 65.

File image of Ravinder Pal Singh. (Hockey India)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:17 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Moscow Olympics hockey heroes Ravinder Pal, MK Kaushik battling Covid-19

Hockey India has sanctioned financial aid for Ravinder Pal’s treatment in Lucknow while Kaushik, also a successful coach, is also serious.

File image of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST

Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance: Surender

Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance during recent tours: Surender

Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on May 06, 2021 03:35 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Former India hockey coach Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive for COVID

The oxygen saturation level of the 66-year-old, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal-winning Indian team, keeps fluctuating, according to his family.

Former Indian hockey coach MK Kaushik(Twitter)
Published on May 05, 2021 03:45 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Covid: India’s Pro League hockey games vs Spain, Germany postponed

The Manpreet Singh-led outfit was scheduled to play Spain in Valencia on May 15-16 and Germany in Hamburg on May 22-23.

Indian men's hockey team (File Photo)(Special Arrangement )
Published on May 04, 2021 07:52 PM IST

Need to work on converting chances into goals ahead of Olympics: Lalit

In the recent Argentina tour, the Indian team scored 12 goals in four practice matches and five goals in two FIH Pro League games against the Olympic Champions, but Lalit said there is still room for improvement as nine goals came via penalty corners.

India hockey player Lalit Upadhyay: File photo(PTI)
Published on May 04, 2021 03:24 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

India start FIH Pro League 2021-22 season versus New Zealand, Australia

India made their debut in the current season that began in January 2020. It should have got over in June 2020 before Covid-19 postponed the culmination.

Indian players celebrate. (Hockey India)
Published on May 01, 2021 04:46 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

Indian men's hockey team should aim for Olympic medal: Baskaran

Baskaran, who had led India to its last Olympic gold medal in hockey in the 1980 Moscow edition, advised to the team to keep up its confidence level.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Apr 30, 2021 02:02 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Indian hockey team need to improve on finishing skills and coordination: Hardik

"We want to keep improving each and every day, and keep this momentum going by sticking to our daily training goals."

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 29, 2021 02:41 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Indian women's hockey captain Rani, six other players test positive for COVID-19

All the players and support staff are asymptomatic and have been placed under observation at the SAI centre.

India women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.(Hockey India)
Published on Apr 26, 2021 07:21 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

India’s Pro League hockey games vs Great Britain postponed

India will still travel to Europe in May to play the Pro League matches against Spain (May 15-16) and Germany (May 22-23) while Great Britain will host Germany (May 12-13), USA (Women, May 22-23) and Spain (Men, May 22-23).

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 21, 2021 06:27 PM IST

Argentina tour gave us chance to access our level ahead of Olympics: Reid

"These matches in Argentina were extremely important for us to access the level we are at with lesser than 100 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Hockey India men’s team coach Graham Reid.(Hockey India)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 01:37 PM IST

Hope to be more consistent whenever I get opportunities, says forward Shilanand

Despite being one of the younger players in the India men's hockey team, Shilanand Lakra held his own among the senior players in Argentina and is happy to contribute whenever opportunities come his way.

Shilanand Lakra (in orange)(Special Arrangement)
Published on Apr 19, 2021 02:56 PM IST

Watching Sreejesh train and play has improved my game: Krishan Pathak

Krishan Pathak played a big hand in India registering back-to-back wins in Argentina in the FIH Pro League.

Krishan Pathak in action. (Hockey India)
Published on Apr 16, 2021 02:55 PM IST
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