MK Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home.
Ravinder Pal Singh, who also played at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, did not get married and is survived by a niece, Pragya Yadav.
Pal made his debut against world champions Belgium in the FIH Pro League last year. The 23-year-old is delighted with his progress so far with the national team and aspires to achieve more for the country in near future.
Surender Kumar feels high fitness levels and keeping things simple helped the side put up a solid show during its recent tours of Europe and Argentina.
The Indian men's hockey team was scheduled to play against Spain on May 15 and 16, followed by the two-leg tie in Germany on May 23 and 24.
Vohra was behind the formation of Chandigarh Olympic Association in the 1970s.
Besides Rani Rampal, the others who have been infected are Savita Punia, Sharmila Devi, Rajani, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, and Sushila.
Joshi, who travelled to different parts of the world for hockey, had just one wish left from his bucket list: to watch India play at the Olympics. The Tokyo Games were on his wish list.
Wrong-footing the opponents, as he did with Ortiz, has been Prasad’s trademark since he started playing.
While India showed commendable fighting spirit in the first game, the team played with much more control and composure in the second match on Sunday to sail to a 3-0 win
Reigning World and European champions Belgium (2602.31 points) sit at the summit ahead of 2019 FIH Hockey Pro League winners Australia (2489.53).
The 2-2 draw guaranteed a point for each team, but it was India who walked away with the bonus point, thanks largely to some brilliant goalkeeping by PR Sreejesh.
India are currently fifth in the FIH Pro League standings with 10 points from six games, with two wins and as many losses and draws.
Argentina had lost 3-4 to India in the first practice match but came back strongly for a draw in the second game at Cenard, Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
"It was a very good practice match, intensely fought by both teams. It is always nice to come up with a win against a team like Olympic Champions Argentina as it amplifies our confidence levels," India coach Graham Reid said of the win.
Even though the player was suspended, Hockey India did not cancel the goals he scored so Manipur’s wins were upheld.
The Indian hockey team lifted its only World Cup crown on March 15, 1975 in Kuala Lumpur beating arch rival Pakistan by 2-1 in a thrilling final.
A total of 58 hockey players, 33 men and 25 women, will benefit from this decision.
The Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Germany in the second game of its four-match tour of Europe.
In the last few days, however, Reid noticed a collective spike in the team’s psyche. The reason for that is the tour to Germany and Belgium for back-to-back test series.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a Rs 20 crore grant for the upcoming international hockey stadium inside the Saltlake Stadium Complex.
Sol Pagella (11') put the Argentina side while Indian forward Salima Tete (54') scored in the final quarter.
Manpreet Singh says India will need to be "mentally prepared" for the several obstacles it might face on its way to the Tokyo Olympics.
The Indian team was forced to train at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru for several months as international competition came to a halt due to the pandemic.
The camp will take place at the Sports Authority of India campus and the core group will undergo a mandatory quarantine period before re-starting training.