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India have to improve as team before Hockey World Cup next year, says forward Abhishek
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India have to improve as team before Hockey World Cup next year, says forward Abhishek

With the Commonwealth Games over, the team will return to the National Coaching Camp in Bengaluru on 29 August and will begin preparation for their next assignment — the FIH Hockey Pro League

FIH Pro League: India men's team to host New Zealand and Spain in opening ties of 2022-23 season
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FIH Pro League: India men's team to host New Zealand and Spain in opening ties of 2022-23 season

India will host New Zealand and Spain in the tournament opener between 28 October and 6 November later this year.

FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh scores four goals as India beat South Africa 10-2
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FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh scores four goals as India beat South Africa 10-2

After an evenly contested first quarter when the scores were tied 1-1, India completely dominated in the remaining three periods, pumping in nine goals against the hapless South Africans.

PR Sreejesh named World Games Athlete of the Year, becomes only second Indian to win award
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PR Sreejesh named World Games Athlete of the Year, becomes only second Indian to win award

Sreejesh beat competition from sport climber Alberto Gines Lopez of Spain and Italy's wushu player Michele Giordano for the award.

Women's Asia Cup Hockey: Gurjit Kaur's hat-trick helps India thrash Singapore 9-1, qualify for semis
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Women's Asia Cup Hockey: Gurjit Kaur's hat-trick helps India thrash Singapore 9-1, qualify for semis

India put their 2-0 loss to Japan in their last match behind and dished out a well-coordinated display on Monday to steamroll Singapore.

Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera
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Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera

Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.

Indian hockey teams to compete in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says CGF
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Indian hockey teams to compete in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says CGF

The Birmingham CWG is scheduled to be held from 28 July to 8 August next year while the Asian Games are starting on 10 September.

Savita Punia to captain India in Rani Rampal's absence at Asian Champions Trophy
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Savita Punia to captain India in Rani Rampal's absence at Asian Champions Trophy

The tournament is scheduled to be played in Donghae, South Korea from 5-12 December

Hockey Junior World Cup 2021: Graham Reid says important for India to play quality practice games before event
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Hockey Junior World Cup 2021: Graham Reid says important for India to play quality practice games before event

Emphasising on the importance of playing practice games, Reid, who is overseeing India's preparation for the event to be held from 25 November to 5 December, said he is trying to arrange a few matches against some participating European nations.

India women's hockey team looks forward to gaining vital exposure in maiden FIH Hockey Pro League appearance
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India women's hockey team looks forward to gaining vital exposure in maiden FIH Hockey Pro League appearance

India captain Rani Rampal is elated at the opportunity, saying the event will provide them an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best teams of the world ahead of a busy calendar.

After Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra also retires from international hockey
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After Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra also retires from international hockey

Birendra Lakra's retirement was announced by Hockey India on its official twitter handle.

Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement
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Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement

Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from hockey after 13 years within the Indian team having played 223 matches.

Manpreet Singh has been a big influence on my career, says Indian hockey team's Varun Kumar
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Manpreet Singh has been a big influence on my career, says Indian hockey team's Varun Kumar

Varun further stated that skipper Manpreet Singh's one-on-one chat with him before the team left for Tokyo helped him a lot.

Meal fit for Olympic heroes: When Punjab CM Amarinder Singh cooked for, served Neeraj Chopra and Co
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Meal fit for Olympic heroes: When Punjab CM Amarinder Singh cooked for, served Neeraj Chopra and Co

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hosted Tokyo 2020 stars like Neeraj Chopra and Manpreet Singh over dinner on Wednesday where he not only cooked meals for them, but was also seen serving them personally.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games
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India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games

With the Asian Games scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from 10 to 25 September next year, the team's top priority will be to qualify for the Paris Olympics by winning the gold at the continental tournament.

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: Finishing fourth is no small feat but losing medal hurts, says skipper Rani Rampal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Finishing fourth is no small feat but losing medal hurts, says skipper Rani Rampal

Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur, whose two goals were not enough to hand India a win on Friday, said luck was probably not on their side and it will be a tough loss to digest.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Amsterdam 1928 to Tokyo 2020, list of all medals won by India men's hockey team
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Amsterdam 1928 to Tokyo 2020, list of all medals won by India men's hockey team

Here's a detailed look at the 12 medals, including eight golds, that India have won in hockey at the Olympics, including Manpreet Singh and Co's bronze in Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No time for disappointment, have to focus on bronze medal match, says skipper Manpreet Singh
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: No time for disappointment, have to focus on bronze medal match, says skipper Manpreet Singh

The eight-time winners of Olympic gold, the last of which came way back in 1980, fell short against world champions Belgium, losing 2-5 in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Watch: Sports TV commentators get emotional after Indian hockey team qualifies for semi-finals in Tokyo Olympics
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Watch: Sports TV commentators get emotional after Indian hockey team qualifies for semi-finals in Tokyo Olympics

The last time India was in the final was back in 1980 during the Moscow Olympics. During that time, India won the tournament for the eighth time by defeating Spain 4–3 in the final