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90 Indian players sign up for Hockey India league


September 12th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Indian hockey's best 90 players have signed up for the Hockey India (HI) League players' auction to be held next month in the run up ... Read more...

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MPs cycle their way to parliament


September 7th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A group of MPs from various political parties Friday cycled to parliament to spread awareness about the need to protect the environment and to ... Read more...

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Hockey India to appoint high performance manager


August 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In the aftermath of the London debacle, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday decided to appoint a high performance manager, who will oversee the affairs of all ... Read more...

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Plans to revive hockey - in hues of pink and blue


August 17th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) With the present Indian hockey team giving its worst performance in the London Olympics, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal wants a colourful revival ... Read more...

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Olympians with Haryana connection earn millions


August 12th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) It pays to be a Haryanvi for now - with or without a medal in the London Olympics.With the Haryana government showering huge cash rewards ... Read more...

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Indian hockey’s worst performance ever: Olympic gold medallists


August 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games."This is surely the worst ever ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India looking for consolation win (Preview)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In what would be a repeat of the 2006 World Cup scenario, India will take on South Africa in a classification match for positions 11 and ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India heading for lowest finish (Preview)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India will have to reconcile to playing for positions ninth to 12th and their result against Belgium on Tuesday would be of no consequence in the ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India crushed 1-4 by South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian hockey team's poor performance in the London Olympics continued as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss, going down 1-4 to South Korea in their ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India to play only for pride against Korea (Preview)


August 4th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will be hoping for a win against Asian rivals South Korea in the London Olympics Sunday, following three straight defeats which have ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India go down 2-3 to the Netherlands


July 30th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) The Indian hockey team put on a spirited display but went down 2-3 against the Netherlands in their opening match in group B of the London ... Read more...

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Riaz wants to bury the ghost of Sydney Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian hockey team's assistant coach and Olympian Mohammed Riaz wants to bury in the London Olympics the ghost of the 2000 Sydney Games, where the team ... Read more...

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Sahara pick up Lucknow franchise of HI League


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Indian hockey's chief sponsor Sahara India Pariwar announced Monday that they have bought the Lucknow franchise of the proposed Hockey India League (HIL).Speaking on the occasion ... Read more...

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Play Indian-style attacking hockey: Vasudevan Baskaran (Interview)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Vasudevan Baskaran, who led India to its last Olympic hockey gold 32 years ago, feels the team needs to adopt the aggressive "Indian style of play" ... Read more...

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1992 Olympics: Indian hockey suffers due to indiscipline (Sports Special)


July 20th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
In a desperate bid to extricate Indian hockey from the quagmire it had sunk into, Balkrishen Singh was brought back to coach the team for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.There was ... Read more...

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1988 Olympics: Another dismal finish for Indian hockey (Sports Special)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Indian hockey was limping back to normalcy after the chaotic 1985 Asia Cup final that India lost to Pakistan - and more importantly, after half a dozen players were banned for ... Read more...

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1980 Olympics: India win gold as top teams stay out


July 17th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
After a tumultuous period following the hockey debacle at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, India fielded a relatively young but talented side for the Moscow Games where barring skipper Vasudevan Baskaran and ... Read more...

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1976 Olympics: India’s worst show in hockey (Sports Special)


July 16th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Barely a year after winning the World Cup in the hot and steamy Kuala Lumpur, Indian hockey slid to its nadir amidst considerable controversy and acrimony among players as the ... Read more...

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1972 Olympics: Germany’s triumph ends Asian dominance (Sports Special)


July 15th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
The Indian hockey team to the Munich Olympics sported a new look with only four players from the 1968 edition making the cut. Making his Olympic debut was Ashok Kumar, ... Read more...

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1968 Olympics: India’s slide in hockey begins (Sports Special)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Behind the veneer of "unity" and "team spirit" that was projected to the public, Indian hockey was almost torn apart by petty politics, groupism and ego clashes in the months leading ... Read more...

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1964 Olympics: India regain hockey supremacy (Sports Special)


July 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
The echoes of the 1960 Olympics defeat could be heard in Tokyo where the Indian hockey team was not expected to win, at least according to the Indian media that doubted ... Read more...

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Anand felicitated by Bengal with sweets, cash and memento


July 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) From sweets and mementos shaped like chess boards, to Rs.5 lakh cash and a jar of Bengal's favourite sweet rosogolla - there were gifts ... Read more...

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1960 Olympics hockey: Pakistan dethrone India (Sports Special)


July 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
It turned out to be a landmark competition for Indian hockey as the country's dominance at the World level, and specifically the Olympics, ended with the loss to Pakistan in the ... Read more...

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1932 Olympics: Despite groupism India won their second gold (Sports Special)


July 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
(With India back in Olympic hockey, IANS takes a look at the country's glorious past in the Games. The second of a series of articles recalling the country's performance from the ... Read more...

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European experience should stand in good stead for Olympics: Nobbs


June 24th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs warned his boys Sunday that there won't be room for errors against top European teams at the London Olympics.Nobbs said ... Read more...

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1948 hockey trio backs India to do well in London


June 24th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Three members of the Indian hockey team that won the gold at the 1948 London Olympics - Leslie Claudius, Keshav Dutt and Jaswant Rajput - ... Read more...

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Players’ obsession is only to win: Hockey coach Michael Nobbs


June 17th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs says the one good thing about the present lot of players is that they are neither euphoric nor weighed down ... Read more...

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76 Indians qualify for Olympics, more likely


June 12th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India had 56 competitors at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. The number has risen to 76 and is expected to be 85 at ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics


June 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team in the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys was announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Army chief calls for restoring India’s glory in hockey


May 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Indian Army Chief V.K. Singh, who has hogged headlines for a controversy relating to his date of birth, Monday revealed another side of himself - ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah: India bounce back to beat South Korea 2-1


May 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 25 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from an opening match defeat to beat South Korea 2-1 with a last-minute strike from S.K. Uthappa in a closely ... Read more...

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India go down to Britain in Olympic warm-up hockey


May 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) They lost their second straight match in the four-nation hockey tournament to test facilities for 2012 London Olympics but India seemed to be coming to grips ... Read more...

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Indian hockey team leaves for London


April 27th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team left here for London Friday to take part in a four-nation Olympic test event ahead of the 2012 Games.The 18-member ... Read more...

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Jaypee Cement signs Indian hockey stars


April 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Jaypee Cement has expanded its sponsorship support to three Indian hockey players - Sardara Singh, Sandeep Singh, and Shivendra Singh.Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar remains ... Read more...

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