The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #2: Dedicated to Dilip Tirkey

We bring to you the second calendar of 2012 (the London Olympic Year) which dedicated to Indian Hockey’s star defender (the wall of Hockey) Dilip Tirkey.

Our earlier calendars are:
2012#1 The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #1
2011#1. Calendar 2011
2011#2. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Women’s Team and
2011#3. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Men’s Team )

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The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #1

After our 2011 calendars  (1. Calendar 2011 and 2. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Women’s Team and 3. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Men’s Team ) popularity we have decided to launch calendar for 2012 (the London Olympic Year). And here we present you the first design of the calendar and you can expect a few more in the series in coming days.

Wish you all Merry Christmas
Guess the player in the calendar, write down his name in comments and also if you are interested in prints of the calendars

We sincerely thank Bharat Chhikara for doing photoshoot with us. You can check our old calendars which are included below: Continue reading →

Hockey is going to be Blue at London 2012

Hockey Centre at the Olympic Park (London 2012) will have different looks than usual green colored astro turf. For the first time, the Olympic Hockey competitions will be held on blue pitches. Main pitch will stage all of the 76 matches (24 teams) which will be played  from 29 July to 11 August. For tickets please visit www.tickets.london2012.com.


Jonty Clarke and Alex Danson on Blue Pitch and their preparation for London 2012 (London Evening Standard)

An artist's impression of the Hockey Centre as it might look during the London 2012 Hockey competitions

An artist's impression of the Hockey Centre as it might look during the London 2012 Hockey competitions (Image by Populous)

The pink colored outline and blue pitch will blend well with theme of the games. According to GB hockey international player Alex Danson who was involved in color test, it provides a really strong contrast for players against the white ball and white lines and he quickly adapted to the change. This will also be the first Olympic Games since the introduction of the ‘Self Pass‘ rule by FIH to make game even quicker.

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Blue is the colour for Hockey at London 2012: Press Release

London 2012 Press Release 28 Mar 2011

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced that the pitches to be used at the Hockey Centre at the Olympic Park will be blue. Over 600,000 spectators will be cheering on as the world’s top Hockey players battle it out on blue pitches for the first time ever at an Olympic Games.

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Hockey at 34th National Games, Jharkhand

India’s 34th National Games are stating from 12th February, 2011 in Ranchi (the capital of Jharkhand). Different competitions will take in three major cities of Jharkhand including the state capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar) and the coal capital of India Dhanbad. Ranchi is hosting most of the events including Hockey.

The detailed schedule of the games can be found on the official website. The games will be telecasted live on DD Sports.


Stadiums and Facilities for 34th National Games

Following are the hockey teams which are qualified to play in the 34th National Games: Continue reading →

Air India wins Ozonegroup Super Division Hockey League

Air India flies high on their return to Ozonegroup State Super Division hockey league, emerging champions with a 2-1 victory over Army Red in last match of the league.

Air India

Air India the winners of Ozonegroup Super Division Hockey League

In their last league encounter in the 11-team event, star studded team, which coached bye Gavin Ferreira secured their ninth win to tally 27 points and sneaked past second-placed BPCL (the only unbeaten side in the league this season) who logged 26 points from 8 wins and 2 draws.  Third placed IOCL lost a match to champions Air India and drew 1 is series to tally 25 points. Army Red could manage 4th place. Air India got Rs 2 lakh for their effort, BPCL Rs 1.5 lakh, IOCL Rs 1 lakh and Army Red Rs 0.5 lakh. Continue reading →