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Tokyo Olympics: Huge honour to be named flagbearer alongside incredible Mary Kom, says Manpreet

Tokyo Olympics: Huge honour to be named flagbearer alongside incredible Mary Kom, says Manpreet

Bengaluru: Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh on Monday expressed immense excitement upon being named the flagbearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony on July 23 at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.The announcement was made by Indian Olympic Association on Monday. Mary Kom a...

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Prowess of our forward line was our greatest strength in 1980 Olympics, recalls MM Somaya

Prowess of our forward line was our greatest strength in 1980 Olympics, recalls MM Somaya

New Delhi [India], July 5 (ANI): With less than 20 days to go for the Tokyo Olympics, the fever is slowly engulfing the entire sporting world. While the Indian athletes carry out their high-octane practice sessions, it's time for the hockey fans to relive the memories from the triumphant Olympic cam...

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'Hockey coach Reid always adopts team-first approach'

'Hockey coach Reid always adopts team-first approach'

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Former Indian men's hockey team forward and the current assistant coach, Shivendra Singh, said on Monday that the focus of the Olympics-bound squad during the national camp here has been on "speed, sharpness, skill and agility" to make an impact inside the 'D'.Ever since the...

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Focus is to make sure hockey team arrives in Tokyo in peak condition, says assistant coach

Focus is to make sure hockey team arrives in Tokyo in peak condition, says assistant coach

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 5 (ANI): Former Indian men's team center-forward Shivendra Singh has been relishing his role as the assistant coach of the hockey side.Shivendra spoke at length about his coaching experiences in a conversation on Hockey Te Charcha, a podcast series initiated by H...

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Tokyo Olympics: Men's hockey team being ranked 4th is a great achievement, says Zafar Iqbal

Tokyo Olympics: Men's hockey team being ranked 4th is a great achievement, says Zafar Iqbal

New Delhi [India], July 3 (ANI): Hockey legend Zafar Iqbal has said the current men's hockey team being ranked at the number four spot is in itself a great achievement.He also said that Tokyo Olympics will be a different kind of challenge and there will be no room for complacency."The men's team is ...

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Uncertainty over 2021 jr men's hockey World Cup allotted to India

Uncertainty over 2021 jr men's hockey World Cup allotted to India

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Even as there is confusion and uncertainty over the hosting of the 2021 hockey men's Junior World Cup allotted to India, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday announced Malaysia as host for the 2023 men's Junior World Cup.Hockey India has not yet decided on the ho...

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Devised a system where we peak at the right time: Midfielder Nisha

Devised a system where we peak at the right time: Midfielder Nisha

Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) India women's hockey team midfielder Nisha said on Friday that the players and coaching staff had put in place a system to ensure the side peaks in time for the Olympic Games, which commence on July 23.The 25-year-old from Haryana will make her Olympic debut in Tokyo and is ...

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Tokyo Olympics: First aim of our hockey team should be to qualify for quarters, says BP Govinda

Tokyo Olympics: First aim of our hockey team should be to qualify for quarters, says BP Govinda

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): With less than 30 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Olympic fever is engulfing the entire sporting world. While the Indian athletes carry out their high-octane practice sessions, the hockey fans are reliving the memories from the triumphant Olympic campaign...

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Was on the verge of giving up my dream of playing for India, says midfielder Hardik Singh

Was on the verge of giving up my dream of playing for India, says midfielder Hardik Singh

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 30 (ANI): For India men's hockey team midfielder Hardik Singh, hockey is in his DNA. Being a fifth-generation hockey player in the family, Hardik, who recently made the cut to the 16-member squad for Tokyo Games 2020, is keen on continuing his family's legacy."I w...

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Fighting spirit behind India hockey team's resurgence: Hardik

Fighting spirit behind India hockey team's resurgence: Hardik

Bengaluru, June 30 (IANS) Men's hockey team midfielder Hardik Singh said on Wednesday that the "fighting spirit" built over the last few months was one of the key reasons for India's resurgence in the sport, and that the country now has a "very strong" bench strength as it prepares for the Olympics....

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