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India need to work on finishing and deep defence, believes coach Graham Reid

Graham Reid is looking to put his disastrous 2016 Rio campaign for Kookaburras behind him, and work forward with India after qualifying into next year's even with victories over Russia in the Olympic Qualifiers.

'Queen has scored': Rani Rampal earns plaudits as Indian women qualify for Olympics for third time

The Indian women's hockey team has qualified for the Olympics for only the third time. However, they were down by 4 goals before captain Rani Rampal came to the rescue with 12 minutes left on the clock on Saturday.


India men's hockey team ease past Russia to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

India qualified for their 20th Olympics, in which they have won eight gold medals, after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate scoreline with a Akashdeep Singh brace sealing the deal in the second leg.

Our Olympic preparation starts on Sunday morning, says Sjoerd Marijne

The Indian women's hockey team sealed its place in next year's Olympics after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate despite losing the second match 1-4 against the visitors in the double-leg qualifiers.

Olympic Qualifiers: Mandeep Singh's brace puts India in a firm position against Russia

Despite the gorge in world rankings, Russia dished out a fighting effort to surprise the hosts and keep the difference of goals to just two, after Mandeep Singh had bagged a brace with Harmanpreet Singh and SV Sunil, both bagging one each.

Olympic Qualifiers: Rampaging Indian women thrash USA 5-1 in first leg

After Gurjit Kaur's brace and goals from Lilima Minz, Sharmila Devi and Navneet Kaur, India now need to defend their four-goal advantage in Saturday's second leg against USA to seal their Tokyo 2020 ticket.


Indian women start with 2-1 win over Japan in Olympic test event

Although India took an early lead through their penalty corner specialist, Gurjit Kaur, in the ninth minute, the hosts equalised in the 16th minute, before Gurjit scored the winner in the third quarter to win the match.

Indian women start with 2-1 win over Japan in Olympic test event

The Indian women's hockey team started its campaign in the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.

On This Day: Olympics celebrations for 'golden' Indian hockey team, Sushil Kumar

August 12 holds an emotional place in the hearts and minds of India's people and sportspersons with two glorious Olympics moment coming on the day.

We are on our toes to qualify for Olympics, says Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh

The 2020 Olympics will be be held from July 24 to August 9 next year with the preliminary rounds of hockey for both men and women scheduled to start on July 25.