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Hockey India mourns the demise of former India junior men's player George Fernandez

Hockey India mourns the demise of former India junior men's player George Fernandez

New Delhi [India], May 10 (ANI): Hockey India on Monday mourned the death of 67-year-old George Fernandez, former India junior men's player. He passed away on Sunday in Bengaluru due to COVID-related complications.The Retd. Assistant Customs Commissioner (Karnataka) represented the Indian junior tea...

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Belief of winning Olympic medal motivates us: Hockey captain Manpreet

Belief of winning Olympic medal motivates us: Hockey captain Manpreet

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With 75 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, India hockey captain Manpreet Singh has said that despite the setback of a postponed European tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team believes it has a good chance to win a medal."We are extremely disappointed at not being a...

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75 Days for Tokyo: India captains Manpreet and Rani 'focused' on mission despite hurdles

75 Days for Tokyo: India captains Manpreet and Rani 'focused' on mission despite hurdles

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 9 (ANI): With just 75 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood in the National Camp in SAI Centre, Bengaluru where both Indian men and women's core probables are housed continues to be optimistic as the players are going about their preparations with ut...

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MK Kaushik inspired many generations of hockey players: Dhanraj Pillay

MK Kaushik inspired many generations of hockey players: Dhanraj Pillay

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): Legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay has been left in "pain and shock" following the demise of MK Kaushik, who was a part of the gold medal-winning side at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.Kaushik, 66, passed away on Saturday evening in the national capital due to Covid-rel...

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Kaushik, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist, loses battle to Covid

Kaushik, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist, loses battle to Covid

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, a goal scorer in India's 1980 Olympic Games hockey gold medal win, lost battle to Covid-19 on Saturday evening at a hospital here. He was 66.Kaushik is survived by his wife and two sons. His funeral will take place as per Covid norms, with only a coup...

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COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medalist MK Kaushik passes away

COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medalist MK Kaushik passes away

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): Hockey India on Saturday condoled the demise of 66-year-old MK Kaushik, who was a part of the gold medal-winning side at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.He passed away on Saturday evening, in Delhi due to covid-related complications.Arjuna Awardee MK Kaushik had coached both...

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On Mother's Day eve, Indian athletes say moms the best motivators

On Mother's Day eve, Indian athletes say moms the best motivators

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) As the world celebrates Mother's Day on Sunday, several Indian athletes on Saturday credited their success on the field to the encouragement and guidance given by their moms.Indian men's hockey team drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh said on Saturday that his mother had played a ...

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India's 1980 Olympic hockey gold winner MK Kaushik no more

India's 1980 Olympic hockey gold winner MK Kaushik no more

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India lost two of their 1980 Moscow Olympic Games gold medal-winning heroes on Saturday -– Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravindra Pal Singh. Both were affected by Covid-19.Singh, 62, died early in the morning in Lucknow and in the evening 66-year-old Kaushik, also a former Indi...

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Pillay, Harendra pay rich tributes to Ravindra Pal Singh

Pillay, Harendra pay rich tributes to Ravindra Pal Singh

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Olympian Dhanraj Pillay led the hockey fraternity in paying tributes to former hockey centre-half, Ravindra Pal Singh, who died of Covid-related complications in Lucknow on Saturday morning. Ravindra was 62."Shocked to hear about the passing away of Ravinder Pal Singh Sir. A ...

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Rani, team-mates recover, to resume training soon

Rani, team-mates recover, to resume training soon

Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal would be looking forward to resuming training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here after she and six of her team-mates completely recovered from Covid-19.Rani, along with experienced goalkeeper Savita Punia, Nav...

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