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Coronavirus Outbreak: No international matches for Indian hockey teams till June
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Coronavirus Outbreak: No international matches for Indian hockey teams till June

Hockey India informed about the postponement of the events which were a part of its Annual Calendar for Training and Competitions

Coronavirus Outbreak: FIH postpones Pro League 2020 fixtures for a third time, hopes to host matches in July-August
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FIH postpones Pro League 2020 fixtures for a third time, hopes to host matches in July-August

The International Hockey Federation has been forced to extend the suspension of FIH Pro League's second edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now plans to hold the ties in July and August, provided the current situation improves.

Coronavirus pandemic: FIH extends suspension of Pro League till 17 May, India's fixtures affected
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Coronavirus pandemic: FIH extends suspension of Pro League till 17 May, India's fixtures affected

The International Hockey Federation on Thursday extended its suspension of all Pro League matches, including fixtures involving India, to 17 May owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to over 9,000 deaths across the world.

Hockey India joins 38-member World Masters Hockey; former India captain RP Singh appointed convener of HI Masters Committee
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Hockey India joins 38-member World Masters Hockey; former India captain RP Singh appointed convener of HI Masters Committee

Hockey India (HI) on Monday joined 38 other national associations as a member of the World Masters Hockey (WMH).

Indian men's hockey team head coach Graham Reid says team needs to be consistent across all quarters
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Indian men's hockey team head coach Graham Reid says team needs to be consistent across all quarters

Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid on Sunday said they need to be "consistent across matches and in all quarters" if they are to stake a claim for a podium at the Tokyo Olympics.

FIH Pro League 2020: A rapidly improving Indian side faces Australia's evergreen brilliance in double-header in Bhubaneswar
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FIH Pro League 2020: A rapidly improving Indian side faces Australia's evergreen brilliance in double-header in Bhubaneswar

The Indian team is well balanced, yet suspect in defence and shots at goal while Australia is serially ruthless against teams showing weakness

India to host next year's junior men's World Cup, announces International Hockey Federation
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India to host next year's junior men's World Cup, announces International Hockey Federation

FIH said that the competition will be played towards the end of 2021 but exact venue and dates for the tournament will announced at a later stage.

The Hockey Insider: FIH Junior World Cup for men could be next significant event allocated to India; Chhattisgarh could play host
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The Hockey Insider: FIH Junior World Cup for men could be next significant event allocated to India; Chhattisgarh could play host

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh is eager to attract top-class international events and the opportunity seems to have arisen as the FIH goes out eliciting bids for the next Junior World Cup for men.

IOA agrees 'in principle' to hold 2022 National Games in Bengal, confirms IOA president Narinder Batra
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IOA agrees 'in principle' to hold 2022 National Games in Bengal, confirms IOA president Narinder Batra

IOA president Narinder Batra said, 'Definitely, in principle we have agreed for 2022. But it's an ongoing process. We will take forward accordingly. Hundred percent we are willing to come to Bengal. Let's be positive.'

India women's captain Rani Rampal becomes first hockey player to be crowned 'World Games Athlete of the Year'
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India women's captain Rani Rampal becomes first hockey player to be crowned 'World Games Athlete of the Year'

Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal on Thursday became the first-ever hockey player world-wide to win the prestigious 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award.

International Hockey Federation nominates India women's team captain Rani Rampal for 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award
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International Hockey Federation nominates India women's team captain Rani Rampal for 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award

The FIH has recommended Rani for the award for her outstanding performances and her ability to lead by example, Hockey India said in a statement

With no major tournaments in 2019, Indian hockey enjoys good year with men's, women's sides securing tickets to Tokyo Olympics
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With no major tournaments in 2019, Indian hockey enjoys good year with men's, women's sides securing tickets to Tokyo Olympics

With no big tournaments lined up, India tested a number of youngsters under Reid and the move paid rich dividends, throwing up talents like Vivek Sagar Prasad, Hardik Singh and many more

Hockey India suspends 11 players involved in violence during final match of 56th Nehru Cup
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Hockey India suspends 11 players involved in violence during final match of 56th Nehru Cup

On Monday, the Committee had decided to suspend players from Hockey Rajnandgaon and Hockey Bilaspur following the on-ground violence during the 4th Chhattisgarh Senior Men's State Championship

FIH CEO Thierry Weil feels awarding consecutive Hockey World Cup hosting rights to India based purely on merit
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FIH CEO Thierry Weil feels awarding consecutive Hockey World Cup hosting rights to India based purely on merit

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Thiery Weil said that the decision of giving it to India instead of Malaysia, completely makes sense, considering the financial viability of the sport in a country like India.

The Hockey Insider: Multi-million price tags again driving hockey World Cup to Bhubaneswar
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The Hockey Insider: Multi-million price tags again driving hockey World Cup to Bhubaneswar

Hockey India had pledged a guarantee of 3.5 million Swiss Francs to clinch the improbable deal. Never before in the last five-decades had FIH sanctioned back-to-back World Cups to same country.

The Hockey Insider: India’s multi-million offer to host World Cup causes turbulence among bidders
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The Hockey Insider: India’s multi-million offer to host World Cup causes turbulence among bidders

The few nations still eager to host the event have been rattled by India’s return to the bidding contest after already staging two hockey World Cups in the space of 12 years.

No plans to have India-Pakistan Olympic qualifier in Europe if they draw each other, says FIH
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No plans to have India-Pakistan Olympic qualifier in Europe if they draw each other, says FIH

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has no plans to conduct the Olympic qualifying matches between India and Pakistan in Europe if the arch-rivals draw each other in the battle for a 2020 Tokyo Games berth.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: FIH mulls over hosting potential India-Pakistan clashes in Europe during qualifiers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: FIH mulls over hosting potential India-Pakistan clashes in Europe during qualifiers

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is mulling to have India and Pakistan play their home and away matches in Europe if the arch-rivals face off in the Olympic qualifying tournament for a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay confident of Indian hockey team qualifying for showpiece event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay confident of Indian hockey team qualifying for showpiece event

Insisting that India are currently at par with other leading hockey-playing nations, Dhanraj Pillay says he is confident the national team can qualify for the Tokyo Games.