IT WAS EXCITING FRIDAY at the Sports Authority Of India, as the 29-member hockey men's squad is getting packed up to go on a break before they could rejoin on May 29. The idea, Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans explains, was to ensure the players are feeling fresh and hungry to win ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy.
AHEAD OF THE MEN'S HOCKEY CHAMPIONS TROPHY team announcement next week, midfielder Manpreet Singh is optimistic his team is ready to take on world beaters like Germany, Australia and Holland in the high-voltage tournament starting 10th June.
HOCKEY INDIA ANNOUNCED TODAY the recommended players for the esteemed Arjuna Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards 2016. VR Raghunath, Dharamvir Singh and Ritu Rani have been recommended for the Arjuna Award while Sylvanus Dung Dung has been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award and veteran Coach CR Kumar recommended for the Dronacharya Award.
IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE CHAMPIONS TROPHY next month, senior hockey player and drag flick specialist VR Raghunath believes the team is poised to peak at the right time.
SV SUNIL has gained the reputation of being 'the fastest man on the turf'. In fact, Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans likes to count him as one of the fastest in International hockey today.
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