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Indian men's, women's hockey teams to resume training from 19 August after string of COVID-19 cases
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Indian men's, women's hockey teams to resume training from 19 August after string of COVID-19 cases

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.

National training camps for Indian men's, women's hockey team facing uncertain future after bout of COVID-19 cases
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National training camps for Indian men's, women's hockey team facing uncertain future after bout of COVID-19 cases

Six Indian men's hockey team players — skipper Manpreet Singh, striker Mandeep Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak — have tested positive after reaching Bengaluru for the national camp, scheduled to start on 20 August.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Thankless art that is best left uncomplicated,' PR Sreejesh on goalkeeping
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Thankless art that is best left uncomplicated,' PR Sreejesh on goalkeeping

How to switch off and switch on during a match? What do goalkeepers think during a penalty corner? How to master shoot-outs? India's ace custodian PR Sreejesh answers all these and more in the latest edition of Firstpost Masterclass.

Mandeep Singh latest hockey player to test positive for COVID-19 at national camp
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Mandeep Singh latest hockey player to test positive for COVID-19 at national camp

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.

Important for young hockey players to learn right techniques early, says former India captain Bharat Chetri
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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
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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.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Everything depends on technique,' Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the art of drag-flicks
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Everything depends on technique,' Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the art of drag-flicks

How players generate power for drag-flicks? What's the technique to find the desired angle? Does the grip change while trying variations? Rupinder Pal Singh explains all this and more about the art of drag-flicking.

AHF to organise second set of workshops for Hockey India coaches and technical officials
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AHF to organise second set of workshops for Hockey India coaches and technical officials

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
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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
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former hockey captain V Baskaran says execution will be key for India to achieve podium finish
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former hockey captain V Baskaran says execution will be key for India to achieve podium finish

Baskaran said for a podium finish, every single player needs to give his minimum 80 percent if not 100.

We were raw in Rio and made mistakes, will be a better side in Tokyo, says Indian hockey team goalkeeper Savita
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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.

National camps for Indian men's and women's hockey teams put on hold as Bengaluru goes into lockdown
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National camps for Indian men's and women's hockey teams put on hold as Bengaluru goes into lockdown

A SAI source in Bengaluru confirmed that there is no way the national camps can resume on the earlier earmarked date with the Karnataka capital going into a seven-day lockdown till 22 July.

Mushtaque Ahmad steps down as Hockey India president, Gyanendro Ningombam named officiating chief
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Mushtaque Ahmad steps down as Hockey India president, Gyanendro Ningombam named officiating chief

Mushtaque Ahmad's election as Hockey India president had been a contentious point having already served two consecutive terms.

FIH conducts facilities workshop with Hockey India state member units with focus on academy venues
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FIH conducts facilities workshop with Hockey India state member units with focus on academy venues

One representative from each of the Hockey India's 31 state member units got an opportunity to understand the basics of developing a facilities strategy, understand the different field and surfacing options and identify additional features to consider when planning a new hockey facility during the course of the three-hour workshop

Sports Ministry asks Hockey India chief Mushtaque Ahmad to step down citing rules violation of sports code
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Sports Ministry asks Hockey India chief Mushtaque Ahmad to step down citing rules violation of sports code

The ministry said Mushtaque Ahmad's 2018 appointment as Hockey India president was his third consecutive term as an office-bearer in the organisation as compared to the limit of two that's currently allowed for NSFs.

Asian Hockey Federation to conduct online education workshops for Hockey India officials
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Asian Hockey Federation to conduct online education workshops for Hockey India officials

A total of ten AHF online education workshops will be held from Saturday to 19 July for the Hockey India coaches, technical officials, umpires and umpire managers.

Sports Ministry seeks Delhi HC's consent to provisionally award annual recognition to 54 National Sports Federations
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Sports Ministry seeks Delhi HC's consent to provisionally award annual recognition to 54 National Sports Federations

The application was filed in view of the high court's 24 June order by which the decision of the sports ministry giving provisional renewal of recognition to the NSFs was recalled.

Hockey India modifies assessment criteria for tournament officials and umpires
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Hockey India modifies assessment criteria for tournament officials and umpires

In May, Hockey India had announced the launch of classification of Hockey India registered tournament officials, which include technical delegate, umpire managers, technical officials, judges and umpires into three grades.

Hockey India introduces open application system for coach's registration
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Hockey India introduces open application system for coach's registration

Hockey India on Wednesday announced introduction of an open application and registration process for coaches and technical officials across the country.