Roelant Oltmans

Happy ending to India's up-and-down year in hockey

Happy ending to India's up-and-down year in hockey

Things weren't exactly going to plan until Hockey India appointed new coaches and were rewarded with Asia Cup gold by both men and women's team.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
What the 10th hockey Asia Cup means to India

What the 10th hockey Asia Cup means to India

It hasn't been a year to remember so far for India. A bronze medal at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was at best restoration of pride, after India failed to beat Malaysia for a place in the final. The HWL Semifinals in London brought further embarrassment, after India almost handed out World Cup invitations in defeats against Malaysia and Canada.

Oct 11, 2017, 09:10 AM IST
Hockey: 'Trust' the buzzword as India embark on 'Mission Asia Cup'

Hockey: 'Trust' the buzzword as India embark on 'Mission Asia Cup'

New coach Sjoerd Marijne got the boys around him upon taking charge and said that a team's progress depends as much on the trust factor as on skills and other aspects.

Oct 09, 2017, 14:25 PM IST
Hockey India invites applications for Roelant Oltmans' replacement

Hockey India invites applications for Roelant Oltmans' replacement

According to the advertisement, the chief coach will be given a three-year term till December 31 i.E. 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games cycle, subject to the satisfactory completion of a six-month probation period.

Sep 05, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Hockey India to advertise for new coach, Harendra could be the best applicant: David John

Hockey India to advertise for new coach, Harendra could be the best applicant: David John

The chief coach's position was vacated on Saturday after HI decided to end its four-year association with Roelant Oltmans. 

Sep 04, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Roelant Oltmans was past his sell-by date, Hockey India took time to realise

Roelant Oltmans was past his sell-by date, Hockey India took time to realise

A year on from Rio, Hockey India’s (HI) High Performance and Development Committee on Saturday escorted Oltmans to the exit door – thanking him for what he has done, while reminding that the team’s performance in 2017 doesn’t merit him continuing in the job.

Sep 03, 2017, 14:57 PM IST
I was prepared to be sacked from Day One: Roelant Oltmans

I was prepared to be sacked from Day One: Roelant Oltmans

In the past, renowned coaches like Australian Ric Charlesworth, Spaniard Jose Brasa, Micheal Nobbs, Terry Walsh and Paul van Ass were shown the door unceremoniously even before the completion of their tenures.

Sep 02, 2017, 21:32 PM IST
David John to be interim coach of Indian men’s hockey team

David John to be interim coach of Indian men’s hockey team

John will have a tough task in resurrecting the performances of the Indian team considering that it has been a bit of a downhill curve.

Sep 02, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
 Hockey India sacks men's national team coach Roelant Oltmans

Hockey India sacks men's national team coach Roelant Oltmans

The Indian team has had lukewarm performances at the international level in 2017 especially when compared to the progress made in 2016. It seems obvious that the sacking has happened because of the apparent under-performance.  

Sep 02, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
HWL Semi-Finals: Fancied India crash out after suffering shock 2-3 defeat to Malaysia

HWL Semi-Finals: Fancied India crash out after suffering shock 2-3 defeat to Malaysia

For India, it is their second defeat against Malaysia in little less than two months. Roelant Oltmans' men had earlier lost 0-1 to the same opponents in the Azlan Shah Cup last month.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Hockey India coach Roelant Oltmans warns team against being complacent in knock-outs

Hockey India coach Roelant Oltmans warns team against being complacent in knock-outs

Ranked sixth in the world, India start as overwhelming favourites against the 14th placed Malaysia.

Jun 21, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
We scored some great goals against Pakistan, says Indian hockey coach Roelant Oltmans

We scored some great goals against Pakistan, says Indian hockey coach Roelant Oltmans

India chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans exuded satisfaction after his boys went on a goal spree against Pakistan in the Hockey World League Semi-Final but said they still need to work on some areas.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Players understood my message at half time: Hockey India coach Roelant Oltmans on team's comeback win

Players understood my message at half time: Hockey India coach Roelant Oltmans on team's comeback win

Ramandeep Singh struck with a reverse hit from the top of the circle in the 31st minute and three minutes later, he converted a pass from S V Sunil to give India a 2-1 lead.

Jun 15, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
Hockey World League: Rupinder Pal Singh, SK Uthappa ruled out, but India confident ahead of HWL Semi Final

Hockey World League: Rupinder Pal Singh, SK Uthappa ruled out, but India confident ahead of HWL Semi Final

India are placed in an easier Pool B, with the Netherlands only team ranked higher. Other teams in the pool are Pakistan and Canada. The other pool comprises Olympic 2016 champions Argentina, England, South Korea, Malaysia and China.

Jun 15, 2017, 00:04 AM IST
Roelant Oltmans worried by Indian hockey team's inability to cope with pressure

Roelant Oltmans worried by Indian hockey team's inability to cope with pressure

In the last league match against Malaysia, the Indian team seemed to wilt under the pressure coming from the requirement of a two-goal victory that would have placed them in the final.

May 07, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Azlan Shah Cup: It is a platform to test our new style, feels Roelant Oltmans

Azlan Shah Cup: It is a platform to test our new style, feels Roelant Oltmans

Oltmans said India will be using the Azlan Shah Cup to test its bench strength and style of play ahead of this year's important tournaments like the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final in London, HWL Final in Bhubaneswar and Asia Cup in Dhaka.

Apr 11, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Hockey India League 2017 starts with explosive Dabang Mumbai-Ranchi Rays opener on Saturday

Hockey India League 2017 starts with explosive Dabang Mumbai-Ranchi Rays opener on Saturday

Mumbai play their five home games at a stretch here from Saturday till the end of the month.

Jan 20, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Junior hockey player Harmanpreet Singh says HIL help youngsters become fearless players

Junior hockey player Harmanpreet Singh says HIL help youngsters become fearless players

Harmanpreet, who plays for Dabang Mumbai in the HIL, said the league prepared him for the World Cup in several aspects of the game.

Dec 29, 2016, 17:02 PM IST
Indian hockey coach Roelant Oltmans set to get extension till 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Indian hockey coach Roelant Oltmans set to get extension till 2020 Tokyo Olympics

India defeated Pakistan in the final to lift the trophy in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Nov 01, 2016, 18:32 PM IST
Asian Champions Trophy: We have to go on and win bigger global events, says Roelant Oltmans

Asian Champions Trophy: We have to go on and win bigger global events, says Roelant Oltmans

India played the final without its team skipper PR Sreejesh, who was ruled out due to a hamstring injury suffered during the semifinal against South Korea, which India won through the penalty shootout.

Oct 30, 2016, 22:28 PM IST