Manpreet, Rani Rampal to lead Indian teams at Olympic Qualifiers
Manpreet, Rani Rampal to lead Indian teams at Olympic Qualifiers


Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal will lead the respective Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams at the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to take place on November 1st and 2nd at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.The two teams are scheduled to take part in the two-legged Qualifiers where the World No. 5 Indian men’s team

Hockey India name 22 players for senior women's national camp Hockey India name 22 players for senior women’s national camp

Hockey India on Saturday named 22 players for the senior women’s national camp to begin at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from October 14 ahead of next month’s crucial FIH Olympic Qualifiers. The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-match FIH Olympic Qualifiers against USA to be held on November 1 and

Hockey: Goalkeeper Savita completes 200 international caps for India Hockey: Goalkeeper Savita completes 200 international caps for India

The Indian women’s hockey team’s goalkeeper Savita on Friday achieved the milestone of completing 200 international caps for the country. She reached this milestone during India’s fifth and final match of their tour to England, which took place against Great Britain in Marlow.Since making her debut at the Spar Cup Four Nations Tournament in Durban

BK Nayak becomes first Indian medical officer for 2020 Tokyo Olympics BK Nayak becomes first Indian medical officer for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Col (Dr.) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak has been appointed the FIH Medical Officer for hockey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nayak was previously the medical officer for the men’s hockey team for the World Cup that was held in Bhubaneswar in 2018. He is the first Indian to be appointed in the role.   Hockey India

Hockey India names 33 probables for senior men's national camp Hockey India names 33 probables for senior men’s national camp

Hockey India on Saturday named 33 core probables for the senior men’s national camp scheduled to be held in Bengaluru between September 2 and September 22 ahead of the team’s departure for the Belgium tour.The players will report to coach Graham Reid at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru on Sunday to prepare

Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh
Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian award of the country – for ailing triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior.”Wrote to PM Narendra Modiji, requesting to award Bharat Ratna to Shri Balbir Singh (Sr) for his outstanding performance in hockey,” Amarinder

Indian men's hockey team win Olympic Test Events
Indian men’s hockey team win Olympic Test Events

The Indian men’s hockey team avenged their round robin league-stage loss by defeating New Zealand 5-0 in the final of the Olympic Test Event held here on Wednesday.Captain Harmanpreet Singh (7′) set the ball rolling before Shamsher Singh (18′), Nilakanta Sharma (22′), Gursahibjit Singh (26′) and Mandeep Singh (27′) scored for India at the Oi

Hockey India name 33 probables for junior women's national camp
Hockey India name 33 probables for junior women’s national camp

Hockey India on Monday named the 33 core probables’ list for the upcoming junior women’s national coaching camp which will focus on preparing the team for a tri-nation tournament involving Australia and New Zealand to be held Down Under later this year. The probables will undergo a training and conditioning camp till September 14 under

Hockey legend Sandeep Singh set to starts political innings
Hockey legend Sandeep Singh set to starts political innings

Ludhiana: Former Captain of Indian Hockey team and officer in Haryana Police, Sandeep Singh is set to join Politics and likely to contest Vidhan Sabha elections in Haryana. Popularly known as “Soorma” Sandeep Singh who is also Arjuna Awardee confirmed that he will be joining politics in next few months and may contest Vidhan Sabha

Devinder Walmiki, Harjeet Singh to play Euro Hockey League
Devinder Walmiki, Harjeet Singh to play Euro Hockey League

Indian hockey players Devinder Walmiki and Harjeet Singh have been signed up by Dutch club HGC for the 2019-20 season during which they will feature in the upcoming Euro Hockey League matches.Walmiki and Harjeet, both midfielders who are not a part of the national team right now, will join the club which is returning to

Ramandeep Singh returns for FIH Men’s Series Finals

Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member squad for the FIH Men’s Series Finals to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 6.The Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh who will have Birendra Lakra as his deputy. Experienced goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan B. Pathak will defend India’s goalpost while Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra,

Hockey star Rajpal Singh will also come in Ludhiana City Half Marathon

Rajpal Singh, who is the international hockey player and captain of the Indian hockey team, will be present in the Ludhiana city half marathon and will be present among the runners. Rajpal Singh is also the officer of the Punjab Police. On Sunday, May 26, the four-class marathon race will start on Ludhiana’s popular Sarabha

Jr hockey captain Harjeet back in senior men's national camp
Jr hockey captain Harjeet back in senior men’s national camp

Press Trust of India New Delhi India’s Junior World Cup-winning side captain Harjeet Singh was Sunday named among 60 players for the senior men’s national camp which begins at the Sports Authority of India Centre, Bengaluru on April 8. The players have been selected based on their performances at the recently held ninth Hockey India

Indian women’s hockey team beat Malaysia

Press trust of India Kuala Lumpur Striker Vandana Katariya scored a brace to help Indian women’s hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 3-0 in the opening game of the five-match series here Thursday. Vandana struck in the 17th and 60th minutes before Lalremsiami (38th) scored in the third quarter to hand India the easy win.It was

I’ve led a full life, no regrets at missing out on Padma Shri: Gurbux Singh

Gurbux Singh-Padma Shri: “God has been very kind to me.” At 83, that is how Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey captain Gurbux Singh looks back at his life. Far away from the spotlight in a posh South Kolkata neighbourhood, Gurbux is leading a quiet life, while enjoying the occasional call-ups from the media

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

Hockey Coaching launched:In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport’s governing body in India on Friday launched the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway. The meticulously designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already

India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener

Azlan Shah Cup opener: India will take on the 18th Asian Games gold medallists Japan in their opening encounter at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Saturday. Despite being plagued by a series of injuries, the most recent being the nose fracture suffered during a practice match by Gurjant Singh who has returned

Hockey legend Sandeep Singh set to starts political innings
I’m ready to take up acting: Hockey star Sandeep Singh

“I love experimenting and doing new things in life and if things fall into place, I’m ready to take up acting too. I’m sure it will be a wonderful experience.” Sandeep Singh’s life story found its way onto the silver screen last year with “Soorma”, and he will be entering the world of small screen

Indian women’s hockey team lose 2-3 to Spain

Indian women’s hockey team put up a spirited fight before losing 2-3 to Spain in their opening match against hosts Spain here. Udita (12th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (48th) scored for India, while Maria Tost (23rd), Lola Reira (39th) and Begona Garcia (40th) sounded the board for Spain on Saturday.India used strong attacking strategy to

Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away

Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away. Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92, his family said Tuesday. Bhola, who breathed his last on Monday, represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics, winning a gold and silver medals respectively for the country. His dedication and passion