Sports federations should be headed by sports persons not by businessmen: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday blamed the administrators for the poor state of the national game, hockey, in the country.

K D Singh elected new IHF president

Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a four-year term in the Annual General Meeting held on Monday.

IOA should become a model for rest of the world: Gill

Calling on the IOA to sort out the administrative mess which led to India`s suspension from the Olympic movement, IHF patron KPS Gill on Sunday said that the overhauling should put in place a system so clean and efficient that it becomes a model for the world to follow.

IHF Prez congratulates Indian hockey team for Asia Cup show

Indian Hockey Federation President K D Singh on Monday congratulated the national team for finishing runners-up in the Asia Cup after a narrow loss to South Korea in the final in Ipoh, Malaysia.

IHF name Trinamool MP K D Singh as new president

Trinamool MP K D Singh was on Monday elevated to the post of president of the Indian Hockey Federation after incumbent Dinesh Reddy opted to resign from the position.

IHF blames Haryana govt for change in Federation Cup venue

The lackadaisical attitude of the Haryana government has forced the Indian Hockey Federation-backed Federation Cup tournament to be shifted to the Capital out of the state, the organisers of the event said here on Saturday.

IHF lodges protest with IOC over Batra, Anand`s presence

The Indian Hockey Federation on Thursday lodged a strong protest with the IOC for including Hockey India General Secretary Narinder Batra and Jharkhand Olympic Association chief R K Anand in the IOA delegation for the May 15 meeting at Lausanne.

Threat of Olympic axe was a wake-up call for us: Negre

The International Hockey Federation today said that it was taken by "surprise" by the scare the game had to go through regarding its Olympic status, with its president Leandro Negre saying that the threat to omit the sport from the Games is a wake-up call for the body.

IHF lashes out at IOA, holds it responsible for Oly debacle

The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) today came down heavily upon the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for country`s poor show at the quadrennial extravaganza and denounced the three-member committee set-up by it to look into the running of the Indian hockey.

Probables should have been allowed to play in WSH: Prabhjot

Former India players Prabhjot Singh and Gagan Ajit Singh on Wednesday said the standoff between HI and IHF was not helping the cause of the players and the sport and HI should not have barred the probables, named for the national camp, to play in the WSH.

FIH green nod for WSH only if HI, IHF unite

FIH says it cannot give sanction to the WSH until Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation -- reach an agreement.

FIH gives a month to HI and IHF to work out merger formula

The FIH gives Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) a month`s time to sort out their differences.

HC paves way for players` participation in World Series Hockey

The Delhi High Court on Monday cleared the way for the players` participation in the World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport, if the tournament schedule does not clash with international commitments of the national team.

HI, IHF must form unified body soon: Aslam Sher Khan

Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan on Wednesday said that warring Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI) should form an unified front soon so that the beleaguered players can approach one body with their problems.

PHF confident of Pakistani players non-participation in WSH

The PHF expressed confidence that Pakistani players would stay away from the unsanctioned World Hockey Series in India.

HI national federation for hockey in India: FIH

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has recoginised Hockey India as the national federation for the sport in India.

Govt no business in player participation in WSH: Maken

The government has no business in the participation of national players in the controversial World Series Hockey and it`s up to the federation and players themselves to decide on the issue, sports minister Ajay Maken said.

Pillay urges HI, IHF to call truce for country`s sake

Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay on Saturday said the warring Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should sort out their issues as it is hampering the country`s preparation for the 2012 Olympics.

IHF accuses IOA of double standards over governance issue

IHF accused the national Olympic body of playing "double standards" in the crisis related to the game`s governance in the country.

Ministry fails; IOA gives 21-day time to HI, IHF to sign peace

The Sports Ministry`s effort to end the long-standing imbroglio in Indian hockey ended on a futile note as differences continued to persist between Hockey India and IHF even as IOA on Fridaygave a 21-day deadline to both the bodies to present a new merger propopsal.