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PSPB paddlers likely to dominate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) paddlers are likely to dominate the 42nd edition of the All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships which get under way at ... Read more...

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Olympics: India sack chief TT coach


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski will no longer be part of the team.The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided against renewing his ... Read more...

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India’s men archers qualify for London Olympics


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian men's archery team, comprising Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, qualified for the London Olympics after they finished second in the qualification ... 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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Military to guard NBA stars at Olympic qualifiers


June 9th, 2012 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan military will be called in to protect basketball stars at the Olympic qualification tournament in Caracas next month, a spokesman for the FIBA ... Read more...

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Best paddlers did not make London cut: Chief TT coach


May 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's best paddlers have not qualified for the London Olympics, says chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski who also feels that top star Sharath Kamal ... Read more...

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Indian paddlers upbeat as they leave for Olympic qualifiers


April 16th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A lot will depend on how well the the six-member Indian table tennis squad, led by the experienced Achanta Sharath Kamal, uses the opportunity at ... Read more...

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Boxer Shiva enters semis of Olympic qualifiers


April 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 9 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa humbled Athens Olympics silver medallist Worapoj Petchkoon of Thailand to enter the semifinals of the 56 kg category at the Asian ... Read more...

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FIH president Negre to meet HI, IHF next week


April 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre will be visiting India next week to sort out the differences between the two warring bodies Hockey India ... Read more...

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Indian boxer Thapa in quarters of Olympic qualifiers


April 7th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers continued their good run at the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday with 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg) ... Read more...

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South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... 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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Madhya Pradesh announces Rs.100,000 each for Indian hockey team


February 27th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday announced an award of Rs.100,000 to each member of the Indian hockey team that has booked a ... Read more...

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FIH gives a month to HI and IHF to work out merger formula


February 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has given the two warring factions, Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) a month's time to sort ... Read more...

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Indian women hockey team’s Olympic dreams shattered (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Olympic dreams of the Indian women's hockey team came crashing Saturday as they lost 1-3 to tournament favourites South Africa in the final of ... Read more...

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India thrash Poland 4-2, face France in final (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team set up a final clash with France after a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Poland in their last pool match of ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic qualifier: Indian men close to reaching final; women in tight spot (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team brightened their chances of a place in the final of the 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers with a hard fought 3-2 ... Read more...

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Olympic qualifiers: Indian men’s hockey team thrash France 6-2, women win 3-0 (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team thrashed France 6-2 while the women got the better of Poland 3-0 in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers at the ... Read more...

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Have to peak at the right time: Nobbs (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Sunday registered its second big win in the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers here Sunday night but coach Michael Nobbs wants ... Read more...

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Olympic qualifiers: Indian men thrash Italy 8-1, women beat Canada 4-1 (Roundup)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team thrashed Italy 8-1 while the women churned out a much improved performance to beat Canada 4-1 in their second match of ... Read more...

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HC verdict reinforces our stand on WSH: FIH


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Wednesday yet again warned the active players that they would be playing in the unsanctioned rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) ... Read more...

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Healthy competition benefiting India’s hockey goalkeepers


February 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India's hockey goalkeeper Bharat Chettri and P.R. Sreejesh have said there is only healthy competition between them and they take pride in each other's success.While ... Read more...

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Hockey coach Nobbs asks India to be as ruthless as Australia


February 10th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Chief coach Michael Nobbs says the Indian hockey team has to be as ruthless as World champions Australia if they have to qualify for the ... 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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Lakra to lead women’s hockey team in Olympic qualifiers


January 31st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Asunta Lakra will be leading the 18-member India team for the women's hockey 2012 Olympic qualifier tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium ... Read more...

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Hockey squad picked on performance not reputation: Nobbs


January 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday said a national team cannot be picked on sentiment and reputation but on current form, making it amply clear ... 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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Ace forward Rajpal axed from hockey squad for Olympic qualifiers


January 30th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) As expected former captain Rajpal Singh was Monday dropped from the 18-member India squad for the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers to be held at the ... Read more...

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World Series Hockey to start Feb 29


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The rebel World Series Hockey, which was postponed last month and which offers prize money of $2 million, starts Feb 29 with Chandigarh Comets taking on ... Read more...

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Rajpal retained among 32 hockey probables for Olympic qualifiers


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite raising doubts on striker Rajpal Singh's availability for the Olympic qualifiers, India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Monday decided to retain the former ... Read more...

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India come from behind to hold South Africa 3-3, win series 3-1


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India made a stunning comeback from three goals down to hold South Africa 3-3 and won the five-match Karbonn Cup hockey Test series 3-1 at ... Read more...

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Selecting team for Olympic qualifiers will be tough: Nobbs


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs says an impressive performance by youngsters in the ongoing series against South Africa will make it tough for him to ... Read more...

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India struggle to beat South Africa in second hockey Test


January 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was unimpressed with the team's 2-1 win against South Africa in the second of the five-Test Karbonn Cup series at ... Read more...

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Nobbs happy with India’s 4-0 win over South Africa


January 17th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champions India warmed up for next month's Olympic qualifiers with a clinical 4-0 win over South Africa in the first of the five-match ... Read more...

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India to start campaign against Italy in Olympic hockey qualifiers


December 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Eight-time hockey Olympic champions India will start their campaign against lowly-ranked Italy in the men's Olympic qualifiers for the 2012 London Games that would be ... Read more...

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