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Captain Rani Rampal wishes former head coach Sjoerd Marijne luck for 'new chapter'

Captain Rani Rampal wishes former head coach Sjoerd Marijne luck for 'new chapter'

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal thanked former head coach Sjoerd Marijne and wished him luck for the future. The Dutch master tactician stepped down after leading the Indian women's hockey team to a fourth-place finish in the recently concluded Toky...

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No better feeling in world than your hard work being recognised, says Savita Punia

No better feeling in world than your hard work being recognised, says Savita Punia

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): The Indian women's hockey team fought hard against the best teams in the world and earned their best-ever finish (fourth place) at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. Having saved some mighty blows in the mega event, goalkeeper Savita Punia fell short of words ...

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Wanted to honour hockey: PM Modi on renaming Khel Ratna Award

Wanted to honour hockey: PM Modi on renaming Khel Ratna Award

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he wanted to honour the game of hockey when he decided to rename Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.The Indian Tokyo Olympics contingent had on Monday gone to 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, the official r...

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Hockey India expresses heartfelt gratitude towards Odisha for undying support

Hockey India expresses heartfelt gratitude towards Odisha for undying support

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 17 (ANI): Indian men's and women's hockey teams skippers Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal on Tuesday thanked the Odisha government for their contribution to Indian hockey.The Odisha State Government, which became the official partner of the Indian Men's and Women's...

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Odisha government to sponsor Indian hockey teams for 10 more years

Odisha government to sponsor Indian hockey teams for 10 more years

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 17 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday felicitated the Indian national hockey teams that scripted history, with their brilliant performance at the Tokyo Olympics.In recognition of their achievement and their potential to be the top teams in the...

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Stick to hockey: Odisha to sponsor Indian teams for another 10 years

Stick to hockey: Odisha to sponsor Indian teams for another 10 years

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government, which is sponsoring the Indian hockey teams since 2018, will continue its patronage for Indian hockey for another 10 years.The announcement was made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Tuesday at a special event organised to felicitate In...

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Future of hockey in India is bright: Manpreet Singh

Future of hockey in India is bright: Manpreet Singh

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) It took 41 years for India to win a medal in hockey at the Olympics when the men's team clinched the bronze in Tokyo on August 5, defeating Germany 5-4 in a thrilling play-off encounter.And the captain of that team, Manpreet Singh, feels that the future of hockey in India ...

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Indian hockey teams arrive in Odisha; CM to felicitate them

Indian hockey teams arrive in Odisha; CM to felicitate them

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) After spectacular performance at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, both men's and women's hockey teams of India have arrived in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, Tuesday morning.Amid beats of dhol, traditional dance and cheers, the hockey teams were given a grand we...

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We were so close: Rani Rampal

We were so close: Rani Rampal

Captain Rani Rampal of India's women's hockey team opens up after India lost to Argentina 1-2 in the semifinals at Tokyo Olympics.She says, "We are disappointed. We were so close to winning Gold or Silver. As a team we played well against Argentina. But whatever two chances they got they converted t...

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Hardeep Puri felicitates 11 players from Indian men's hockey team, announces reward of Rs 15 lakh each

Hardeep Puri felicitates 11 players from Indian men's hockey team, announces reward of Rs 15 lakh each

New Delhi [India], August 13 (ANI): Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday felicitated the 11 players who were part of the Bronze medal-winning men's hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics.The felicitated players are Petroleum Sports Promoti...

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