Indian Men Hockey team arrives at Olympic Games Village

The Indian Men Hockey Team arrived at Olympic Games Village in London on Friday evening from Spain.

At the Athletes Village, the squad was welcomed by the officials of Indian contingent. The team got down to training sessions on Saturday spending an hour in the gym and two hours of practice on the blue turf at Riverbank Arena, the venue for the Olympic Games competition.

Indian Hockey Team at London Games Village

Indian Hockey Team at London Games Village (Credits: Hockey India)

The Indian Team will now train for another week before starting its Olympic campaign against the Netherlands on July 30 followed by matches against New Zealand on August 1, Germany on August 3, Korea on August 5 and Belgium on August 7.

The Indian players are excited before the start of the grand event. Captain Bharat Chetri said “It’s good to get some extra time to get used to the conditions. I am confident that we will live up to the expectations of everyone and perform well this time. We had good preparations in France and Spain which helped us to get acclimatize to the conditions. Continue reading →