What were once whispers have turned into roars that the shorter version of the sport will replace the traditional 11-a-side game at the Olympics, with many even suggesting the change could take place as soon as the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.
The match began with Hockey Patiala forwards making constant inroads in the opposition’s half. Their efforts soon paid dividends when Harshpreet scored the opening goal of the match with a successful conversion of a penalty corner in the 12th minute.
A vintage Pakistan performance followed up by, well, a typical Pakistan performance. A controversial decision by the video umpire that doused Ireland’s Olympic hopes – and forced their captain to remark that the “video umpire should hang his head in shame”. A French scare for Spain, and China’s improbable comeback against Belgium.
SGGS-26 made a confident start and their forwards made early inroads into the opposition half. Sanjay scored the opening goal with a successful conversion of a penalty stroke in the 19th minute to make it 1-0 for SGGS Club.
During a Saturday morning match, the Black Bears went to overtime in a scoreless tie with Temple. Suddenly, Kent State officials called a halt to the game, saying the field hockey pitch was needed to shoot off fireworks before a noon football game.
Patel is popularly known as “Bawa”, the selfless Parsi coach known to spend most of his waking hours on the hockey field and who has groomed over two dozen international players, including former India captain Viren Rasquinha.
The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on September 9. The drawn nations will play two back-to-back matches as qualifiers. India will draw either of Malaysia, France, Ireland, Korea, Pakistan, Austria, Egypt.
Women’s Hockey World Cup Indian Team: India compete with 15 other teams at the 14th Women’s Hockey World Cup at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. The tournament started on July 21 and will go on till August 5. India have been placed alongside hosts England, Ireland and United States.
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.