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Fitness will be key to India’s consistency in run-up to Tokyo Olympics: Sjoerd Marijne

November 23, 2019 3:45:00 pm

Fitness will be key as the Indian women's hockey team eye consistency in the run-up to next year's Tokyo Olympics, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said on Saturday.

Bhubaneswar to host India’s home matches in Hockey Pro League

November 18, 2019 9:39:28 pm

After becoming a hockey hub in recent past, Bhubaneswar will host the Netherlands first in the second edition of the Hockey Pro League on January 18.

Graham Reid to focus on individual improvement during men’s hockey national camp

November 18, 2019 3:53:10 pm

After securing a Tokyo Olympics berth in the qualifiers against Russia, the team is currently undergoing a three-week training and conditioning camp in Bhubaneshwar which will conclude on December 8.

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Manpreet Singh hopes to complete ‘unfinished business’ in 2023 World Cup

November 9, 2019 5:15:24 pm

Manpreet Singh stressed on the strong pool of players India boasts of at the moment and said their exposure at the international level in the coming years will ensure they have a strong and formidable team for the 2023 World Cup.

India to host 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup

November 8, 2019 7:54:15 pm

The Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have also decided to name Spain and the Netherlands as the co-hosts the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup.

FIH Pro League will serve as good preparation for Olympics, says Rupinder Pal Singh

November 7, 2019 3:18:58 pm

After opting out of the inaugural tournament last year, the Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the FIH Pro League against The Netherlands at home in January next year.

When Rani Rampal and Indian women hockey team inspired their inspirer

November 4, 2019 8:52:32 am

From being shy of building physiques, to emulating world beaters like Vinesh and Mary, women's hockey team scoring fitness goals.

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Mental game: Sjoerd Marijne and profiling personalities

November 4, 2019 9:00:50 am

With language being the main barrier, Marijne said he had to develop an alternate way to extract basic information about his players: Why do they take a particular decision? What is their personality like? How do they react under stress? What do they like?

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

November 3, 2019 4:23:33 pm

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.

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Hockey: India lose the battle, win the war to book Tokyo berth

November 3, 2019 9:20:02 am

India began the second Olympic qualifier with a 5-1 lead over the US, a team they had never beaten in International Hockey Federation tournaments before Friday.

Our Olympic preparation starts on Sunday morning, says Sjoerd Marijne

November 2, 2019 9:59:50 pm

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.

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

November 2, 2019 11:16:10 pm

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

November 2, 2019 10:57:04 pm

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.

Focus on fitness and recovery ahead of Olympics: Rani Rampal

India women’s hockey team secure Tokyo Olympics berth

November 3, 2019 12:19:02 am

After beating USA 6-5 on aggregate, the Indian women's team have made it to the 2020 Olympics, making it only the third time they have qualified for the Olympics, after 1980 and 2016.

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Olympic Qualifiers: Gurjit Kaur, a drag-flick pioneer

November 2, 2019 7:51:05 am

Like most women players in the country, Gurjit has been in the national team set-up from the time she was a teenager. “I got a few opportunities to play but in important series, I was not getting chances,” she says.

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Olympic Qualifiers: After first leg, one foot in Tokyo

November 2, 2019 7:56:23 am

Brandishing a clinical game, India’s women make short work of the Americans to reach a step closer to realising the Olympic dream

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

November 1, 2019 10:25:33 pm

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

November 1, 2019 9:20:31 pm

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.

Olympic Hockey Qualifiers: Daylight between India and Russia

November 1, 2019 7:43:20 am

When the two teams met in the first round of Olympic qualifiers – the FIH Series Finals – four months ago at the Kalinga Stadium, which will host Friday’s match as well, India won 10-0.

Olympic Hockey Qualifiers: Us versus US

November 1, 2019 7:46:21 am

USA showed how far India was in world hockey, now hosts have a chance to beat them to book Tokyo berth.