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Combating COVID-19: Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakh to PM CARES Fund

Combating COVID-19: Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakh to PM CARES Fund

New Delhi [India], Apr 1 (ANI): Hockey India on Wednesday pledged to contribute Rs 25 lakh towards the PM-CARES Fund to support the fight against the coronavirus threat.The decision was taken by the Hockey India Executive Board after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a special emergency fund fo...

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Our goal hasn't changed despite postponement of Tokyo Olympics: Shihori Oikawa

Our goal hasn't changed despite postponement of Tokyo Olympics: Shihori Oikawa

Lausanne [Switzerland], Mar 31 (ANI): Japan women's hockey team defender Shihori Oikawa said although the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed, her team's goal has not changed and will use this one-year time period to prepare for the gold medal in the event."Our goal has not changed, and it is the...

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Rani Rampal urges fans to stay at home to win battle against coronavirus

Rani Rampal urges fans to stay at home to win battle against coronavirus

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Indian women's Hockey team captain Rani Rampal on Sunday urged fans to stay at home to 'win' the battle against coronavirus.Rampal took to Twitter and wrote: "To fight against Coronavirus is everyone's responsibility and with collective effort we will win this. Let's...

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IIHF postpones women's camp scheduled for June

IIHF postpones women's camp scheduled for June

Zurich [Switzerland], Mar 28 (ANI): The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council has postponed the 2020 IIHF Women's high-performance camp which was scheduled to take place in early June in Finland as COVID-19 continues to rage.The camp with 300 participants from over 40 countries will now...

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Indian hockey teams disappointed with postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Indian hockey teams disappointed with postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 25 (ANI): A day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee jointly announced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the growing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian men's and women's hockey t...

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Hockey India to make schedule adjustments following postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hockey India to make schedule adjustments following postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi [India], Mar 24 (ANI): As International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to next year due to coronavirus, Hockey India on Tuesday said that it will be working with both men's and women's team coaches in order to work out a suitable competition and training sch...

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COVID-19: Hockey Australia cancels all national championships

COVID-19: Hockey Australia cancels all national championships

Melbourne [Australia], Mar 24 (ANI): Hockey Australia (HA) on Tuesday cancelled all national championships, including Masters Indoor Challenge, for the year 2020 in wake of coronavirus outbreak.The apex body emphasised that local competitions may take place at some stage in 2020.The decision was mad...

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Indian hockey players clap to express gratitude towards medical staff

Indian hockey players clap to express gratitude towards medical staff

New Delhi [India], Mar 22 (ANI): Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal, Indian hockey players on Sunday came out to their balconies and clapped to express their gratitude to the medical professionals combating the coronavirus outbreak.Hockey India took to Twitter and shared three video...

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Sjoerd's aggressive style of play brought change in teams attitude, says striker Navneet Kaur

Sjoerd's aggressive style of play brought change in teams attitude, says striker Navneet Kaur

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 19 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team striker Navneet Kaur believes that the change in the attitude of the team is because of coach Sjoerd Marijne's aggressive style of playing."Apart from winning important matches, I think there are a lot of other factors that have...

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To debut against Belgium was biggest moment of my life, says midfielder Raj Kumar Pal

To debut against Belgium was biggest moment of my life, says midfielder Raj Kumar Pal

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 18 (ANI): Indian hockey team midfielder Raj Kumar Pal, who made his debut against Belgium in the Pro Hockey League, said it was the biggest moment of his life to play the first game against World Champions."My focus was on executing the role that coach had entruste...

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