The men's hockey team recently suffered a bout of COVID-19 cases, with several key players testing positive for coronavirus after returning to the camp.
After Mandeep Singh, five other COVID-19 positive India hockey players shifted to hospital as precautionary measure
Mandeep is asymptomatic but was hospitalised at the SS Sparsh Multispeciality Hospital in Bengaluru on Monday night after his blood oxygen level dipped. Five of his teammates were also admitted to the same hospital on Tuesday.
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" As our tri-colour slowly went up. I looked at the flag, and I felt that with it, I was also rising from the ground," recalls Balbir Singh Senior.
On 10 August, Mandeep had tested COVID-19 positive, becoming the sixth player at the SAI centre in Bengaluru to have come in contact with infection.
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Mandeep Singh is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on 20 August at the SAI centre.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Manpreet Singh, four other players showing only mild symptoms, say SAI doctors
The Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh and the four other players who have tested positive for COVID-19 were showing only "mild symptoms" and they were doing well, the doctors from Sports Authority of India said on Saturday.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh, four other players test positive for COVID-19
Besides Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and drag-flicker Varun Kumar have also tested positive for the deadly virus.
Important for young hockey players to learn right techniques early, says former India captain Bharat Chetri
Bharat Chetri also said he couldn't achieve much in his career and wants to help young players achieve their dreams.
India's current backline can challenge the world's best hockey teams, says former India player VR Raghunath
VR Raghunath is of the view that the Indian team should make a fresh start in its Olympic preparations following a forced break due to the pandemic.
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A group of over 15 coaches and technical officials will be attending a total of five workshops.
Ramandeep Singh an inspiration for all young hockey players in India, says junior men's core probable Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh wants to take a leaf out of senior player Ramandeep Singh's book on how to manage injuries in his bid to seal a place in the national side.
Tokyo-bound Indian men, women’s hockey teams to resume camps at SAI Bengaluru after Karnataka gives green signal
The players and support staff, who will arrive in Bengaluru from various parts of the country and abroad, will undergo a two-week quarantine inside the campus before resuming training.
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Coach Graham Reid says uncertainty will be biggest challenge for India men's hockey team during next 12 months
While there is room to improve in all aspects of the game, Graham Reid emphasised on building a mentally tough team to face the 'uncertain times'.
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With exactly a year to go for the Tokyo Games both India men's and women's hockey team captains recalled their experience at the Olympics.
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Regret not winning an Olympic medal but current India team has 'realistic chance' in Tokyo, says Sardar Singh
India’s last success at Olympics came 40 years ago in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where they won the last of their eight gold medals.
We were raw in Rio and made mistakes, will be a better side in Tokyo, says Indian hockey team goalkeeper Savita
The Indian women's hockey team had created history when they qualified for Rio Olympics after a gap of 36 years. But that joy was shortlived as they crashed out in the group stages.