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Tokyo Olympics: It's like a festival, entire world is watching, says Sreejesh

Tokyo Olympics: It's like a festival, entire world is watching, says Sreejesh

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The Olympic Games in Tokyo are set to begin on Friday and the excitement across the nation is growing fervently as India gets ready to cheer on its athletes in their quest for glory. Among the medal contenders will be the Indian men's hockey team and in a recent cha...

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Former hockey players praise sport's new web-based portal 'Heroes Connect'

Former hockey players praise sport's new web-based portal 'Heroes Connect'

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Several former hockey players, including forward Sabu Varkey and women's team goalkeeper Helen Mary, have praised 'Heroes Connect', a new web-based responsive platform designed to encourage former and current Indian players to initiate discussions around the sport.'Heroes C...

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Tokyo Olympics: Best chance for Indian hockey team to bag medal, says Viren Rasquinha

Tokyo Olympics: Best chance for Indian hockey team to bag medal, says Viren Rasquinha

By Anuj MishraNew Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): Former India hockey skipper Viren Rasquinha feels the current team has the "best chance" to bring home an Olympic medal. The Indian hockey team might have dominated the sport in the 20th century, but the Asian side has not claimed a medal in the Summer...

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Feel like we are within touching distance of the dream we have harboured, say Rani and Manpreet

Feel like we are within touching distance of the dream we have harboured, say Rani and Manpreet

Tokyo [Japan], July 20 (ANI): India men's and women's hockey skippers, Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal have written an open letter to the fans ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and the duo said that they feel like they are "in touching distance of the dream that they have harboured for the last five years"...

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No distinction between senior and junior players in our team: Manpreet Singh

No distinction between senior and junior players in our team: Manpreet Singh

New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): A decade on from making his debut for the Indian national hockey team as a teenager, current captain Manpreet Singh has recalled his experience of how the senior players at the time lent their support to make him feel at ease. In an insightful conversation on Hockey...

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian hockey teams mentally prepared for tough challenges

Tokyo Olympics: Indian hockey teams mentally prepared for tough challenges

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 17 (ANI): With an aim to bring back Olympic Glory, the Indian men's and women's hockey teams left from Bengaluru to reach New Delhi where they will join the rest of the Olympic-bound Indian contingent who are scheduled to leave for Tokyo, Japan, on late Saturday e...

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Tokyo Olympics: Hockey team has great chance to stand on podium, says former skipper Bharat Chetri

Tokyo Olympics: Hockey team has great chance to stand on podium, says former skipper Bharat Chetri

New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI): Former India skipper and goalkeeper Bharat Chetri said merely featuring in the London Olympics gave the side a much-needed motivation as they had missed out in 2008. After facing the disappointment of not qualifying for the 2008 Olympics, Chetri was very excited abo...

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Tokyo Olympics: 'Improved' Indian hockey teams look to end 41-year-old medal drought (Preview)

Tokyo Olympics: 'Improved' Indian hockey teams look to end 41-year-old medal drought (Preview)

By Anuj MishraNew Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI): With seven days to go for the Tokyo Olympics to get underway, athletes across the globe are looking to give finishing touch to their preparations and head for the showpiece event. The Indian contingent is no different as 126 athletes will look to give ...

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What's the biggest asset of our hockey team? Dhanraj Pillay answers

What's the biggest asset of our hockey team? Dhanraj Pillay answers

New Delhi: Hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay feels that the biggest asset of the current hockey team is their fitness and he also said the Manpreet Singh-led side would do very well in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics."I am very confident they will do it this time. They have been doing well in the last 5 year...

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Tokyo Olympics great chance for us to create history, says hockey defender Gurjit

Tokyo Olympics great chance for us to create history, says hockey defender Gurjit

New Delhi [India], July 15 (ANI): The Indian women's hockey team defender Gurjit Kaur, who has played 87 matches for the national side, is all set to represent India in the Olympics for the first time in her career. The defender expressed that the Tokyo Olympics is a great chance for the Indian wome...

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