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Dhyan Chand should get Bharat Ratna: Olympian Harbinder Singh Chimni (IANS Special)

Dhyan Chand should get Bharat Ratna: Olympian Harbinder Singh Chimni (IANS Special)

"Dhyan Chand should definitely get the Bharat Ratna posthumously. He was the first Indian sportsperson to make a special place for himself in international hockey," Chimni, a former India captain, told IANS. "He won three Olympic gold medals. I don't think there is a more deserving sp...

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Hockey India, Odisha govt look to host memorable 2023 World Cup

Hockey India, Odisha govt look to host memorable 2023 World Cup

New Delhi [India], January 13 (ANI): With exactly two years to go, Hockey India and the Odisha government are gearing up to host the all-important 2023 FIH Men's Hockey World Cup.In 2023, the hockey-loving nation will host the competition for a record fourth time since its inception in 1971. The 202...

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Hockey India, Odisha govt aim to host a memorable 2023 WC

Hockey India, Odisha govt aim to host a memorable 2023 WC

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With exactly two years to go, Hockey India and the Odisha government are gearing up to host the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. In 2023, India will host the competition for a record fourth time since its inception in 1971. The tournament is slated to be held in Bhubaneswar and ...

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We're looking to gain as much as we can from Chile tour, says Dungdung

We're looking to gain as much as we can from Chile tour, says Dungdung

Santiago (Chile), Jan 12 (IANS) Beauty Dungdung, one of the young forwards in the Indian junior women's hockey team, has said that the team is feeling confident in its abilities and would put up a good show in the upcoming matches on the ongoing Chile tour.Dungdung will be spearheading the team's at...

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Fortunate that competitive hockey is resuming, says forward Beauty Dungdung

Fortunate that competitive hockey is resuming, says forward Beauty Dungdung

Santiago: The Indian junior women's hockey team is currently in Chile's capital city of Santiago, and is already looking forward to taking to the field here against Chile's junior side in their first match of the tour.One of India's brightest forward players, Jharkhand's Beauty Dungdung, who will be...

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We have achieved match fitness, says Savita ahead of Sunday's game

We have achieved match fitness, says Savita ahead of Sunday's game

Buenos Aires, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will be playing their first competitive hockey match after nearly a year when they take on Argentina junior women on Sunday in the 8-match tour."We are absolutely looking forward to our first match on Sunday against the Argentina junior wome...

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For S Karthi, hopes are pinned on hockey for financially stable life

For S Karthi, hopes are pinned on hockey for financially stable life

Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) From a small town named Ariyalur, about 350 kms from Chennai, in Tamil Nadu known for its limestone-rich soil and cement factories, S Karthi made a career choice of playing hockey.Starting off young, Karthi's progress was swift. A series of strong performances for the hockey...

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Why not Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, asks former hockey captain Govinda

Why not Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, asks former hockey captain Govinda

By Rohit Mundayur<p>New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Hockey wizard Dhyan Chand was a "great man, great human being and a great player" and it is a surprise that he has not yet been conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, says former India hockey captain B.P. Govinda...

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Colts striker Karthi realises importance of playing hockey, wants to represent India

Colts striker Karthi realises importance of playing hockey, wants to represent India

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 9 (ANI): India colts striker S Karthi, who has had financial difficulties growing up, believes that a successful career in hockey will surely uplift his economic condition and he would be able to give a better life to his family.Currently part of the on-going n...

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Indian junior women's hockey team set to tour Chile for six games

Indian junior women's hockey team set to tour Chile for six games

New Delhi [India], January 8 (ANI): The Indian junior women's hockey team will be back on the field after more than a year when they tour Chile for six matches in January. The team will take on the junior Chile team on January 17 and January 18. Thereafter, the Indian junior team will be up against ...

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