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Thursday, November 26, 2020



Indian hockey team is shaping up well for Tokyo Olympics: Kothajit Singh

October 22, 2020 2:19 pm

The national camps for the men's and women's hockey teams resumed at the Sports Authority of India centre in August after a 45-day break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid in rearview: Tests, monitoring, reduction in load for hockey players who have recovered

August 27, 2020 4:14 pm

Five of the six players, including captain Manpreet Singh, who had tested positive for the virus upon returning for the training camp at the National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, completed their post-recovery isolation period on Wednesday.

Couldn't hold back tears: Rani Rampal after getting Khel Ratna

August 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Rani Rampal never expected the Khel Ratna to be bestowed on a woman hockey player and that's one reason why she could not hold back tears.

Lessons on Milkha Singh, laundry: Hockey's quarantine life

August 13, 2020 7:35 pm

Players also reading about PT Usha, brushing up on English during isolation.

Mandeep Singh becomes sixth hockey player to test positive for COVID-19

August 10, 2020 1:15 pm

Mandeep Singh, who is asymptomatic, is being treated along with the other five players including captain Manpreet Singh, by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on August 20 at the SAI centre.

Mumbai rains: Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki pleads for help after house gets water-logged

August 05, 2020 9:57 pm

Yuvraj Walmiki posted a video on his twitter handle, where he was seen trying to drain out ankle-level water from the drawing-room of his flat.

Sardar Singh regrets not being an Olympic medallist but says India has realistic chance in Tokyo

July 20, 2020 1:32 pm

With the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games being postponed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sardar feels the Indian team will get some time to work on its grey areas and unearth new talent.

'Homesick' hockey players leave Bengaluru SAI centre as lockdown eases; granted month's break

June 19, 2020 3:41 pm

Both the men's and women's national teams were stuck at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) South Centre in Bengaluru since March 25 when the government announced the nationwide lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Balbir Singh: Not a household name, yet one of the greatest Olympians

May 28, 2020 9:06 am

A goal-scoring machine from the days when hockey was played on grass, Balbir Singh Sr won three Olympic golds — 1948, 1952 and 1956 — and was India’s most-decorated athlete ever.

We have become much more aggressive under Graham Reid: Gurinder Singh

May 06, 2020 3:59 pm

Gurinder said since his arrival Reid has been working closely with every player, besides emphasising on team tactics.


India vs Pakistan: Arch-rivals draw in Hockey World League

June 27, 2015 1:41 am

Arch rivals India Pakistan play out a 2-2 draw in an exciting Hockey World League semifinal match.


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.