New Delhi, 20 November 2013: Padmashri Olympic Gold Medalist V Baskaran has been appointed as Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. He will work under the recently appointed Chief Coach Terry Walsh.
Baskaran joined the training camp of the senior men hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal for preparations of the FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014 and the FIH World Cup to be held in The Netherlands next year.
Dr. Narinder Batra Secretary General, Hockey India said “Mr. Baskaran will form an integral part of the coaching staff headed by Mr. Terry Walsh. I am sure his valuable experience will help the Indian team in its 2014 World Cup and help take Indian hockey to new heights”. Continue reading →
Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June.
Indian Women’s Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi
The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament. Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India, Belgium and Chile) that qualified through the earlier rounds of the Hockey World League.
The Dutch enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the FIH World Ranking. New Zealand, Germany, and Korea were also automatically qualified for the Semi-Finals thanks to their top-eight spot in the FIH World Ranking.
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Continuing with our custom of bringing out wallpaper calendars every year, we are ready with our 2013 calendars. This time we have designed 2 calendars.
2013 Calendar by The Fans of Hockey (C20131-1)
2013 Calendar by The Fans of Hockey (C20131-2)
2013 Calendar by The Fans of Hockey: If you want a hard copies (A3 Size) of these calendar delivered to your doorsteps, then write to thefansofhockey[at]gmail.com with your detailed postal address, contact number, etc along with code and number of copies you want.
A sneak-peak into earlier editions: Continue reading →
Team India takes off : The Indian Hockey team is ready to board the plane for France to play two matches, and then travel to Spain for a 3 Nation Tournament, before reaching the Olympics Village in London. After booking their ticket to London by defeating France (8-1) in the Hero FIH Road to London (Men), Delhi 2012 in February, the team has been preparing hard for the Olympics. The tour of France and Spain will be the last outing of the team in the run up to the Games.
Indian Hockey Olympic Team (Credits: Rohan Jawale)
During the tour, India will play two test matches against France in Lille on 28 and 30 June 2012. The team will then travel to play two test matches each against Spain and South Africa from 5- 11th of July 2012 at Santander, Spain, before taking part in a 3 Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament at the same venue (Detailed Schedule of the tour can be found here). Continue reading →
London Olympics 2012: Women’s Hockey Competition Schedule (Timing according to BST, Current time in London ):
London Olympics 2012: Men’s Hockey Competition Schedule (Timing according to BST, Current time in London ):