Free Press Journal
  • Treasure trove of Indian hockey’s Olympic history lost

    Chandigarh: A piece of Indian hockey’s golden history seems to have been lost for good courtesy the apathy of Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials, who have no clue about the priceless memorabilia donated way back in 1985 by legendary Olympian Balbir Singh Sr. The donated items, meant for a proposed museum which never came about, included an Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures. The 91-year-old triple Olympic  gold-medallist maintains that in 1985, he

  • India, Hockey, Women

    Indian junior hockey eves face Dutch challenge

    Breda (The Netherlands): The Indian women’s junior hockey team is all set to face a tough challenge as it clashes with the Netherlands at the six-nation Volvo Invitational Under-21 Tournament here on Sunday. The Indians will look to utilise the experience they acquired during their tour to New Zealand in 2014 where the team drew three matches, lost two and won one match against the host team. The performance here will be

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    Indian hockey eves clash against Japan for fifth spot 

    Antwerp: After pulling off a breathtaking 5-4 win in penalty shoot-out against Italy, India will look to remain in qualification for the 2016 Olympics as they take on Japan in 5th/6th position encounter at the women’s Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Saturday.

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    Indian hockey eves beat Italy, keep Olympic dreams alive

    Antwerp (Belgium): India kept their Olympic qualification dreams alive by beating lower-ranked Italy in the shoot-out in a classification match of the women’s Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium, here today.

  • Walsh took India to a very good place, says Hawgood

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh’s unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women’s team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men’s side to a “very good place” during his short one-year stint. Barely days after guiding India to a gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years in the Incheon Games, Walsh was forced to quit his job following differences with Hockey India and

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    Mandeep recalled, Gurjinder dropped from Indian hockey team

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12.

  • HIL is shot in the arm for Indian hockey

    Currently, Hockey India League’s third edition is taking place and with my over 18 years career in Sports Management and around 13 years of association with Indian Hockey, I can say with absolute conviction that nothing could be better for Indian Hockey.

  • Indian hockey eves to leave for Spain tour

    New Delhi:  The India women’s hockey team is all set to leave for a 15-day tour of Spain to be held at Valencia from February 10 to 24.

  • German coach lauds skills of Indian hockey players

    Mumbai :  Dabang Mumbai coach, Valentin Altenburg, praised Indian hockey players for their skills and wished they could integrate those with tactical acumen of top teams like his native Germany and World Cup champions Australia to become world beaters.

  • India Australia Hockey

    India lose to Australia 1-2, miss bronze medal

    Bhubaneswar: India wasted a golden opportunity to break their 32-year-old medal jinx in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament after going down to Australia 1-2 in a hard-fought bronze medal play-off match of the eight-nation meet here today.

  • We’re on cusp of history: Oltmans

    Bhubaneswar: High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans feels Indian hockey team is on the cusp of making history but said to achieve that Sardar Singh and Co will have to give their 100 per cent against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Hero Champions Trophy semi-finals today.

  • Walsh sends legal notice to USA Field Hockey

    Bhubaneswar: His reputation tarnished, former Indian men’s hockey team coach Terry Walsh has sent a legal notice to USA Field Hockey for breaching terms of contract while he was employed as its High Performance Technical Director and accused it of scuttling his negotiation talks with Hockey India.

  • Indian Hockey

    Indian hockey team faces tough test in Champions Trophy

    Bhubaneswar: The Indian hockey team’s rise in the last six months will be put to further test as it gets ready for the eight-nation Hero Champions Trophy starting Saturday at the Kalinga Stadium here.

  • Walsh officially quits, but door still open for return

    New Delhi: In a major setback for Indian hockey, the men’s national team chief coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday officially quit from his post after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the SAI broke down but a fresh proposal is still being worked out for the Australian’s consideration.

  • Indicator of progress will be win against Australia in CT: Oltmans

    New Delhi: Indian hockey’s high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team’s series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad’s progress.

  • Asian Games 2014: India’s tryst with golden destiny

    From the reduction of the Indian 0contingent for the Asian Games due to cost cutting, to the historic victories by the hockey team, Mary Kom and other sports men and women who brought 57 medals, from being a contingent that didn’t have the best players to finishing the Asian Games event ranked 8th,from the Sarita Devi controversy to the disappointing performances from sports persons upon whom high expectations were

  • Indian hockey coach aims semi-finals

    Glasgow :  Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh says their first target is to make the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games while Neil Hawgood, the person entrusted with the task of getting the best out of the women’s outfit, also expresses confidence of a decent finish.

  • Indian hockey team making 100 per cent improvement

    New Delhi: India might have finished a disappointing ninth in the recent Hockey World Cup, but High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans today sought to present the performance of the national team in a positive light, saying the country showed “100 per cent improvement” and better results will follow “very soon”.