Odisha announces 5-year association to sponsor Hockey India

New Delhi, Feb 15 : The Odisha government will sponsor Indian hockey teams – both men and women. On Thursday, it announced a first-of-its-kind association with Hockey India for the next five years. This is for the first time a state is sponsoring a national hockey team. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also unveiled its […]

HWL Final: Chikte shines as India pip Belgium to enter semis

Bhubaneswar, Dec 6 : Goalkeeper Akash Chikte put up a superlative show as India edged past Olympic silver medallists Belgium 3-2 via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Wednesday. After a six-goal regulation play thriller, Chikte blocked four Belgian attackers during the shootout, while Lalit […]

Argentina earn dramatic draw at Hockey World League Final

Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 : Argentina staged a dramatic late fight back to hold Netherlands to a 3-3 draw in a Pool A match of the Hockey World League Final here on Sunday evening. Thierry Brinkman (12th minute), Valentin Verga (37th) and Mirco Pruijser (55th) scored for the Dutch while Matias Rey (45th), Lucas Vila (50th) […]

PM congratulates Indian hockey team

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning the Asia Cup 2017. “Great game, great win! Congrats to our hockey team for winning the Asia Cup 2017. India rejoices at this stupendous victory”, the Prime Minister said. India beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final in […]