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Jharkhand presents both woman hockey players Rs 50 lakh each (Lead, correcting intro)

Jharkhand presents both woman hockey players Rs 50 lakh each (Lead, correcting intro)

Ranchi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday presented a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each to two women hockey players from the state who took part in the Tokyo Olympics.The Indian team finished at fourth position in the Olympics, after losing their bronze medal match to Britain. As Salim...

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We have to do even better and win a medal for India, says Salima Tete

We have to do even better and win a medal for India, says Salima Tete

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], August 11 (ANI): Salima Tete and Nikki Pradhan, members of the women's hockey team that participated in the just-concluded Tokyo Olympics, received a grand welcome at the Ranchi Airport on Wednesday as they returned to their home state."It feels so great to see that so ma...

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates hockey players from state for putting on spectacular show at Tokyo Olympics

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates hockey players from state for putting on spectacular show at Tokyo Olympics

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India], August 11 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated the players from the state who were part of the Indian hockey team in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics. The function was held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohi...

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Team to start training next month for Commonwealth, Asian Games: Hockey player Gurjant Singh

Team to start training next month for Commonwealth, Asian Games: Hockey player Gurjant Singh

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], August 11 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team forward Gurjant Singh said that the team will start training from next month as the team has a busy year ahead due to Commonwealth and Asian Games.The Indian hockey men and women hockey players from Punjab received a rousing welcom...

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Was shattered after losing bronze medal match, but team performed well at Olympics: Vandana Katariya

Was shattered after losing bronze medal match, but team performed well at Olympics: Vandana Katariya

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], August 11 (ANI): India women's hockey player Vandana Katariya on Wednesday said that her side was shattered after losing the bronze medal game against Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics, but nonetheless, they performed really well at the Games."We were shattered afte...

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Deep Grace Ekka, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra arrive in Odisha to rousing welcome

Deep Grace Ekka, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra arrive in Odisha to rousing welcome

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 10 (ANI): Following the Indian national hockey teams' outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics, players from Odisha, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Birendra Lakra, and Amit Rohidas returned home to rousing welcome and celebrations at Bhubaneswar airport.The ...

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Sreejesh arrives home in Kerala to a hero's welcome

Sreejesh arrives home in Kerala to a hero's welcome

Kochi, Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered outside the Kochi airport and the roads leading to his home to see and greet Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh as he arrived on a short visit home after returning from the Tokyo Olympics.Waiting outside the airport were youths lined up with hocke...

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Hockey India condoles demise of former India hockey player Gopal Bhengra

Hockey India condoles demise of former India hockey player Gopal Bhengra

New Delhi [India], August 10 (ANI): Hockey India on Tuesday condoled the demise of 75-year-old Gopal Bhengra, who was part of the 1978 Indian World Cup side.He passed away on Monday in Ranchi due to a prolonged illness.The former Indian Men's Hockey Team player, who played against Argentina and Paki...

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Rio Olympics was the turning point, the experience helped us prepare well for Tokyo, says Rani Rampal

Rio Olympics was the turning point, the experience helped us prepare well for Tokyo, says Rani Rampal

New Delhi [India], August 10 (ANI): Indian women's hockey skipper Rani Rampal on Tuesday said the 2016 Rio Olympics was the turning point for the women's game in the country and it is because of the experience gained there that the side was able to finish fourth at the recently concluded Tokyo Games...

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Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

New Delhi [India], August 10 (ANI): India men's hockey coach Graham Reid on Tuesday said that everyone around the world needs to take notice of his team as they will surely achieve some good things going ahead.The men's team ended 41-year long wait for a medal at the Olympics as Manpreet Singh and b...

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