Ajay Nayak, the former electoral officer in the Bihar government has been appointed as the returning officer for the Hockey India elections. The decision to appoint Nayak was taken during a meeting held between the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Committee of Administrators (CoA). Furthermore, the national federation issued a statement, "They will be assuming their positions with immediate effect." Moreover, the Hockey India… read-more
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India has so far taken home 36 medals, including 12 gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze. On August 7, Day 10 events in Birmingham start at 1:30 p.m. Driven by its success on Day 9 at Commonwealth Games 2022, which resulted in it winning 14 medals, India hopes to win a lot of medals in a variety of sporting activities, including badminton, table tennis, hockey, boxing,… read-more
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Following an eventful seventh day of India's Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign, which saw Sudhir win gold in men's heavyweight powerlifting and Murali Sreeshankar win silver in men's long jump, all eyes will be on Indian women's hockey team playing Australia in semifinals. Day 8 activities in Birmingham begin at 1:00 p.m. On August 5, India will also compete in … read-more
The Indian Men's Hockey Team will open their game at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games versus Ghana on July 31. The two teams will compete in Pool B for their first win of the campaign. India is in Pool B of the event, with Canada, England, Ghana, and Wales. The match will commence at 2030 hours IST on Sony Ten 3, Sony Six, and the… read-more
Day one of the Commonwealth Games 2022 is a power-packed event for the women's cricket team against Australia. In addition, the women's hockey team will face Ghana and the mixed badminton team would also be in action in the evening schedule. Moreover, in boxing, Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu, Ashish Kumara and Rohit Tokas have their bouts lined up today, a big one for the Indian contingent at the event,
Narinder Batra, a veteran sports executive, stepped down as President of International Hockey Federation (FIH) on July 18 and from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Batra formally resigned from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in three different letters. "Due to personal reasons I submit my resignation from the post of President FIH," Batra… read-more
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The Indian women's team defeated Japan 3-1 in the 9-12th placings match of the FIH Hockey Women's World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022 at Estadi Olimpic de Terrassa, Spain on July 13. Navneet Kaur led the way for India with a brace, and Deep Grace Ekka also scored an important goal in the game. Yu Asai scored the only goal for Japan in the game.
Hockey Star, an Olympian and World Cup medallist Varinder Singh (75) passed away on June 28, in Jalandhar. The prestigious Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award holder, a gold-medalist and pride of hockey stalwart participated in the 1975 men's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, the only gold medal win of India. He was also in Olympic events winning bronze in 1972 and silver in 1973 matches for India.
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Twelfth Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship starts on May 4 in Goa. A total of 29 will be fighting during Eight days of Pool Matches. Quarter-Finals on May 12, Semi-Finals on May 14, and Medel Matches are scheduled on May 15. Participating teams are divided into eight pools. Members and Coaches of each team are working hard and are excited about the Championship.
Narinder Batra, chief of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the president of International Hockey Federation, has been accused for diversion of funds. Reportedly, Batra diverted Rs 35 lakh of the Indian Hockey funds for his personal benefit. The CBI lodged a preliminary inquiry against Batra, on April 6. Batra is expected to be summoned by CBI for further investigation.
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