International Hockey

India: “Will will go with IOC’s stand with regards to the Tokyo games.” IOA & FIH President Narinder Batra

  As the pressure mounts on the IOC to postpone the Olympics due to coronavirus pandemic, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra who is also the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said that that he will follow whatever the IOC eventually decides to do about the global event. Dr. Batra …

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Just in | Coronavirus crisis will not deter athletes : 4x Olympian Jamie Dwyer

  The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted Olympic qualifying and put the whole Games in doubt but most athletes would be prepared to make big compromises to compete at Tokyo, Australia’s field hockey gold medallist Jamie Dwyer has told Reuters. The outbreak has infected over 242,000 people and killed nearly 10,000, bringing global sport to a …

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Best Men's Field Hockey Goalkeeper in the World

The World’s Best Men’s Field Hockey Goalkeeper

World Champion and European Champion, Belgium’s Vincent Vanasch was named world FIH goalkeeper of 2019 for an unprecedented 3 rd time running. The 33 year old took the award ahead of Australia’s Tyler Lovell and Victor Aly of Germany, who finished second and third respectively. Vanasch’s rise in the game has corresponded with the national …

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Promise of Profit Lands India Field Hockey 2023 World Cup

India’s promise to generate more than two and half times the profit of the closest rival bid guaranteed they got the 2023 World Cup. Australia, Spain and Germany are thought to have pulled out of the running on announcement of India’s bid. India promised the International Federation of Hockey (FIH) 3.5 million Swiss France while …

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Indian Women’s Field Hockey Success Explained

Indian Women’s Field Hockey Success Explained

The Indian women’s field hockey team had a year to remember after winning a dramatic play off against Team USA to book the final ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. According to the girls the coaching team had improved fitness, stamina and strength. The women earned their Tokyo spot in dramatic fashion, led by …

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Sterotypes hockey is a women's game

Is Field Hockey a Women’s game?

Field hockey is not only a women’s game. It is played extensively by men in parts of Europe, India, and Pakistan, some parts of South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and sometimes in Latin America.  The top-ranked 2019 international men’s teams according to The Federation of International Hockey are: Australia Belgium Netherlands Argentina India …

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