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Indian hockey teams reject allegations made by former coach Sjoerd Marijne towards Manpreet Singh
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Indian hockey teams reject allegations made by former coach Sjoerd Marijne towards Manpreet Singh

In his soon-to-be-released book, Sjoerd Marijne has claimed Manpreet Singh had told a youngster to stop playing well in order to get a friend into the team.

Former hockey captain Sandeep Singh believes India have an edge at CWG 2022 due to multiple drag-flick options
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Former hockey captain Sandeep Singh believes India have an edge at CWG 2022 due to multiple drag-flick options

The 36-year-old Sandeep Singh said that India are lucky to have multiple penalty corner specialists in the team.

After Asia Cup bronze, India shift focus to FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22
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After Asia Cup bronze, India shift focus to FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22

India won the bronze medal in Asia Cup after beating China 2-0 in the third-place match.

Coach Janneka Schopman eyeing World Cup berth for India hockey team through women's Asia Cup
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Coach Janneka Schopman eyeing World Cup berth for India hockey team through women's Asia Cup

India will enter Asia Cup, to be held in Muscat from 21 to 28 January, as defending champions.

Four games involving India nominated for FIH Favourite Match of the Year 2021 award
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Four games involving India nominated for FIH Favourite Match of the Year 2021 award

The India men's team scripted history at the Tokyo Games beating Germany 5-4 in a thrilling contest to win bronze after 41 years. That match has been short-listed for the award, besides two matches involving the Indian women's team

Sjoerd Marijne's final payment held on HI's advice; Dutchman says issue almost resolved now
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Sjoerd Marijne's final payment held on HI's advice; Dutchman says issue almost resolved now

Marijne's six-day salary, amounting to USD 1800, is on hold as he is still to return his official laptop.

India sweep FIH Annual Hockey Awards, men's Olympic champions Belgium question the process
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India sweep FIH Annual Hockey Awards, men's Olympic champions Belgium question the process

Harmanpreet Singh won the men's 'Player of the Year' award and Gurjit Kaur was recognised as the best player in the women's section.

Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules
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Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules

Hockey India's decision comes a day after England's withdrawal from the junior men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.

Eager to directly qualify for Paris Olympics by winning Asian Games, says Hardik Singh
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Eager to directly qualify for Paris Olympics by winning Asian Games, says Hardik Singh

"We are eager to begin our quest for gold at the Paris Olympics. We will have to approach step-by-step, and our first step will be to qualify directly for the Olympic Games 2024 by winning Gold at the 2022 Asian Games," Hardik said in a Hockey India media release.

Nilakanta Sharma hopes Olympic bronze will inspire youngsters of Manipur to take up hockey
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Nilakanta Sharma hopes Olympic bronze will inspire youngsters of Manipur to take up hockey

Nilakanta was a vital cog in India's midfield in Tokyo, where the country ended a 41-year-old Olympic medal drought in hockey with a bronze.

Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra
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Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham CWG, says IOA chief Batra

Batra said the Indian hockey teams' priority is to achieve their peak at the Asian Games, which starts just 35 days after the CWG

Basking in Tokyo Olympics afterglow, Manpreet Singh sets sights on Asian Games 2022
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Basking in Tokyo Olympics afterglow, Manpreet Singh sets sights on Asian Games 2022

"In terms of tournaments, Asian Games will be our next target. We would like to win it and seal the berth for the Paris Olympics," Manpreet Singh, skipper of men's hockey team, said.

How scientific adviser Wayne Lombard rewired the Indian women’s hockey team into fitter, more agile versions
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How scientific adviser Wayne Lombard rewired the Indian women’s hockey team into fitter, more agile versions

Moments after their fourth-place finish at Tokyo 2020, Wayne Lombard, the Indian women’s hockey team’s scientific adviser since 2017, spoke to Firstpost about the process that went into improving the team’s fitness levels.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India finally get past mental blocks to clinch hockey bronze medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India finally get past mental blocks to clinch hockey bronze medal

The manner in which Manpreet Singh and Co secured the nation's first Olympic medal in 41 years shows that belief is back in the system for Indian hockey.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'It's a rebirth, that's it', PR Sreejesh reacts to winning bronze after heroic campaign
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'It's a rebirth, that's it', PR Sreejesh reacts to winning bronze after heroic campaign

Sreejesh said the feeling of winning an Olympic medal is yet to completely sink in and he will probably settle down only after reaching home.

'A very special call': After hockey bronze at Tokyo Olympics, PM dials Team India | Watch
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'A very special call': After hockey bronze at Tokyo Olympics, PM dials Team India | Watch

PM Modi spoke to Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and head coach Graham Reid, wishing them on winning the bronze medal at Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coach Graham Reid 'privileged to have played a part' in ending India's medal wait
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coach Graham Reid 'privileged to have played a part' in ending India's medal wait

Reid has obsessively talked about pursuing a process and investing in youth to get the results at a big stage like the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dedicate this bronze medal to COVID warriors, says skipper Manpreet Singh after creating history
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dedicate this bronze medal to COVID warriors, says skipper Manpreet Singh after creating history

"We would like to dedicate this medal to doctors and frontline health workers who have saved so many lives in India," Manpreet said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team's road to bronze medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team's road to bronze medal

Here are the teams that the Indian men's hockey team defeated on their way to the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India beat Germany 5-4 in bronze medal match to end 41-year wait for medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India beat Germany 5-4 in bronze medal match to end 41-year wait for medal

There were tears and hugs on the field as the Indians led by Manpreet Singh and coached by Australian Graham Reid savoured the historic moment.