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Make India a sports power, says Advani


August 19th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India's performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: Gold for Chinese men’s team


August 9th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's men's table tennis team put in a dominating performance to take gold Wednesday, thrashing South Korea in the final.With the latest win in table ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China wins men’s team gold


August 9th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) China took home the men's table tennis team gold medal here Wednesday, making a clean sweep for the second consecutive Olympics.It was the 24th gold medal ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Gelana splashes to gold in marathon (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana splashed to gold in a rainy Olympic marathon here Sunday.Gelana, 24, ranked 11th in the world after wins in Rotterdam and Amsterdam ... Read more...

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‘Chak de’ moment: Hockey as passion (Feature) (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) With a swift flick of the hockey stick, the ball whizzes past the padded up goalie. The victors let out a loud cheer, and even ... Read more...

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Sahara India to award Rs.1.29 crore for hockey team (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) chief sponsor Sahara India Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.1.29 crore for the Indian men's national team after the eight-time Olympic ... Read more...

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Sahara India announce cash award for hockey team


February 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) chief sponsor Sahara India Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.1.12 crore for the Indian men's national team after the eight-time Olympic ... Read more...

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World hockey looking at India as major hub for the sport


February 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian hockey may be taking baby steps in seeking to regain its erstwhile stature, with its qualification for the London Olympics being among the first ... Read more...

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Delightful Sunday for hockey fans at National Stadium


February 27th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Seldom have Delhi's hockey fans enjoyed a match like they did at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Sunday night. And so did the Indian ... Read more...

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High Court paves way for players’ participation in WSH


February 13th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) On a plea of former player and coach Joachim Carvalho alleging that Hockey India (HI) was threatening players to prevent them from taking part in ... Read more...

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My job is to communicate with the junior players: Ignace


February 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ignace Tirkey was there in Santiago when eight times Olympic hockey champions missed qualifying for the Games in Beijing for the first time in 80 ... Read more...

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Sahara India renews sponsorship deal with Hockey India


February 8th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) After severing its ties with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sahara India Wednesday renewed its sponsorship deal with Hockey India (HI) ... Read more...

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Sahara to renew sponsorship of Indian hockey


February 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) After pulling out of cricket, the national obsession, Sahara India is all set to sign a five-year contract to renew its sponsorship deal for ... Read more...

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Hero MotoCorp to sponsor Olympic hockey qualifiers


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), one of the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturers, will be sponsor the men's and women's hockey qualifying events Feb 18-26 here for ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to set up museum after Dhyan Chand


January 24th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) A museum in the memory of hockey legend Dhyan Chand will come up in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced.Dhyan Chand, who ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on plea against Hockey India ‘threats’


December 7th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday reserved its order on a plea alleging that Hockey India (HI) was threatening players to prevent them from taking part ... Read more...

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Court questions government on hockey coach’s plea


November 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and Hockey India (HI) after taking note of a hockey coach's plea alleging that ... Read more...

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India will remember Roebuck for his indictment of Australian team


November 13th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-commentator Peter Roebuck, who died in a Cape Town hotel Saturday night, will be best remembered in India for his indictment of Ricky Ponting ... Read more...

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Chinese youth losing interest in football?


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nanchang (China), Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese soccer is on the decline because there are not enough youngsters taking up the game. And to make matters worse, the quality of play ... Read more...

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HI could afford only Rs.25,000 for each player: Batra


September 14th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra Wednesday said the federation could afford to give out only Rs.25,000 in reward to each member of the ... Read more...

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Indian players reject Hockey India cash award


September 14th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian players have rejected the Rs.25,000 cash award given to them by Hockey India (HI) for winning the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy ... Read more...

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Maken flays BCCI for resisting RTI law


August 31st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday criticised the Indian cricket board for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and said the Board of ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to evaluate HI-IHF power sharing formula


August 4th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Thursday said the government was evaluating the power-sharing formula between the recognised Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) ... Read more...

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176 players sign up for World Series of Hockey


July 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the World Series Hockey, organised by the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), will have 176 internationals from India and other countries. The tournament, ... Read more...

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Sports minister calls HI-IHF meeting July 25


July 20th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken said Wednesday that he has called Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a meeting on July 25 in ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympian Topno delighted with Jharkhand’s skills and gumption (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) Olympian Manohar Topno is delighted to see his young Jharkhand team show skills and gumption in knocking out 20 times champions Railways in the National Hockey ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympian Topno inspires Jharkhand to defy odds


June 17th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) Olympian Manohar Topno has every reason to be delighted. After all, he inspired Jharkhand to enter the semifinals of the National Hockey Championship Thursday, defeating 20 ... Read more...

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IHF, Nimbus launch ambitious World Series Hockey


December 28th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sports Tuesday announced an ambitious World Series Hockey with prize money of more than $1 million that will feature domestic and ... Read more...

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Hockey excluded from Pakistan National Games


November 4th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) In a surprise development, the organisers of the Pakistan National Games have excluded the national sport hockey from the premier event kick-starting Dec 25.The Games are scheduled ... Read more...

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Russell Peters In Akshay Kumar’s Breakaway


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): With the decision of co-producing the Indo-Canadian film Breakaway Akshay Kumar gets himself a step closer to sealing his longstanding bond with Canadian culture and his ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar ropes in Rob Lowe for ‘Breakaway’


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): With the decision of co-producing the Indo-Canadian film 'Breakaway', Akshay Kumar gets himself a step closer to sealing his longstanding bond with Canadian culture and his ... Read more...

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Two Senators Go 2 Rounds To Promote Kick Boxing in Thailand


September 15th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report by the Associated Press, two senators had quite a battle on Monday in front of Parliment, but not in the usual political mudslinging match, these ... Read more...

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Thai senators have kickboxing duel to promote the sport


September 14th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Two Thai senators have taken to the boxing ring in Thailand in a bid to promote the traditional sport of Thai kickboxing.Payap Tongchuen, 59, and Direk Tungfang, 64, ... Read more...

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No question of recognising IHF again, says FIH official


August 7th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) vice-president Antonio Von Ondarza said Saturday that the international body will only recognise Hockey India (HI) as the custodian of the sport in ... Read more...

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Sports ministry recognises Gill-led IHF (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The sports ministry Friday recognised the K.P.S Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) as the sole governing body of the sport and asked the world body to follow ... Read more...

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