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Indian hockey is moving in right direction: Khel Ratna Rani

Indian hockey is moving in right direction: Khel Ratna Rani

Bengaluru, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, who was on Saturday conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award, has said that she feels overwhelmed that women's hockey in the country is getting equal importance as that of the men.Rani has become the first Indian women's hock...

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We never asked, people demanded Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand: Olympian son Ashok (National Sports Day Special)

We never asked, people demanded Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand: Olympian son Ashok (National Sports Day Special)

The hockey wizard, who registered some of the biggest wins in the game, was an instant star at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics after winning the gold for India."Charlie Chaplin came to the Olympic village and met Dada (Dhyanchand) and his other teammates. The American media highlighted the meetin...

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Indian men's, women's hockey teams to engage with fans through skills-challenge on National Sports Day

Indian men's, women's hockey teams to engage with fans through skills-challenge on National Sports Day

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 28 (ANI): Indian men's and women's hockey team players are very excited to engage with the fans through a skill-challenge to celebrate the occasion of National Sports Day on Saturday, August 29 - the birth anniversary of legend Major Dhyan Chand.The hockey athletes...

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Hockey stars to engage fans in skill challenge on National Sports Day

Hockey stars to engage fans in skill challenge on National Sports Day

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's hockey teams will engage with fans through skill challenges to celebrate the National Sports Day on Saturday which marks the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.Hockey India said that it will be posting videos of various players ...

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Hockey player Akashdeep Singh 'extremely delighted' after being selected for Arjuna Award

Hockey player Akashdeep Singh 'extremely delighted' after being selected for Arjuna Award

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 27 (ANI): Indian Men's Hockey team forward Akashdeep Singh said that he is 'extremely delighted and honoured' after the player got selected for this year's Arjuna Award."I am extremely delighted and honoured to be conferred with the Arjuna Award. I would like to th...

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Delighted & honoured to be conferred with Arjuna Award: Akashdeep

Delighted & honoured to be conferred with Arjuna Award: Akashdeep

Bengaluru: Forward Akashdeep Singh, who has played 194 matches for the Indian men's hockey team, has earned recognition for his contributions to his side and will be conferred with the Arjuna Award this year.Akashdeep has been part of several crucial victories in the last four years such as Olympic ...

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Sjoerd Marijne 'very pleased' with women's hockey players getting recognised with National Awards

Sjoerd Marijne 'very pleased' with women's hockey players getting recognised with National Awards

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team coach, Sjoerd Marijne, is beaming with joy as two players from the team are set to be recognised with the National Awards this year. While Rani Rampal becomes the first Indian Women's Hockey player to be honoured with the Rajiv ...

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SAI accepts HI High Performance Director David John's resignation

SAI accepts HI High Performance Director David John's resignation

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said that it has accepted the resignation of David John, who was employed as High Performance Director at Hockey India.John resigned on August 18 with immediate effect, through an email to SAI and Hockey India. He resigned citin...

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Pleased to see women's team getting recognised with National Awards, says Marijne

Pleased to see women's team getting recognised with National Awards, says Marijne

Bengaluru, Aug 25 (IANS) With two Indian women hockey players being recognised with the National Awards this year, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne is brimming with pride.While Rani becomes the first women's hockey player to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, former defender Deepika will ...

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Learning the art of drag-flicking is turning point of my career: Gurjit Kaur

Learning the art of drag-flicking is turning point of my career: Gurjit Kaur

New Delhi [India], Aug 24 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team defender Gurjit Kaur believes that learning the art of drag-flicking properly has been the turning point of her career.She has been a key member of the national side for the last few years. The defender was part of the silver medal-winning ...

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