Hockey India starts coach selection process, expects new man before HIL
Hockey India starts coach selection process, expects new man before HIL

 If everything goes according to plan, Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22.

Loss against Pakistan was haunting us, says Roelant Oltmans
Loss against Pakistan was haunting us, says Roelant Oltmans

Indian players lacked energy in the bronze medal match against Australia as the heart-breaking defeat against Pakistan kept haunting the side, High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said on Sunday.

Indian hockey on the cusp of making history, says Roelant Oltmans
Indian hockey on the cusp of making history, says Roelant Oltmans

High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans feels Indian hockey team is on the cusp of making history but said to achieve that Sardar Singh and Co will have to give their 100 per cent against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Hero Champions Trophy semifinals on Saturday.

These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans
These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016: Roelant Oltmans

Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Champions Trophy: Birendra Lakra still unfit, doubtful for tomorrow's game vs Belgium
Champions Trophy: Birendra Lakra still unfit, doubtful for tomorrow's game vs Belgium

Senior Indian defender Birendra Lakra is a doubtful starter in tomorrow's crucial quarterfinal clash against fourth-ranked Belgium as he is yet to recover from his back injury, said India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

Champions Trophy: We lost the match in 3rd quarter, says Roelant Oltmans
Champions Trophy: We lost the match in 3rd quarter, says Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Sunday held his defenders responsible for their second consecutive defeat in the Hero Champions Trophy stating that the hosts' backline just crumbled under Argentina's counter-attacks encounter in the final 15 minutes of the game here.

Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics
Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics

The Champions Trophy is regarded as the third most important hockey tournament after Olympics and the World Cup, but almost all the eight participating teams in the ongoing edition here have fielded relatively young squads to "develop" their bench strength for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans
India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans believes that his wards are well-prepared to take on Olympic champions Germany in the Champions Trophy lung opener, here Saturday.

India confident of challenging the top teams: Roelant Oltmans
India confident of challenging the top teams: Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans promised his team will be a confident lot against the top teams of the world in the Champions Trophy hockey beginning here on Saturday.

India beat Australia in Champions Trophy practice match
India beat Australia in Champions Trophy practice match

Continuing their build-up for the Champions Trophy, the Indian hockey team defeated Australia 2-0 in a practice match here.

India determined to give tough fight to rivals in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans
India determined to give tough fight to rivals in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the hosts are determined to give a tough fight to their opponents and are geared up to face world no. 3 Germany in their opening match of the FIH Champions Trophy to be held here from December 6-14.

Indian players miss Terry Walsh, but say it shouldn't affect Champions Trophy performance
Indian players miss Terry Walsh, but say it shouldn't affect Champions Trophy performance

Terry Walsh's sudden exit as Indian hockey team's chief coach seems to have left a long lasting effect on the players, who said they were missing the Australian's services ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy.

Roelant Oltmans unfazed by duel responsibility in Champions Trophy
Roelant Oltmans unfazed by duel responsibility in Champions Trophy

 Discharging duel responsibility in a crucial tournament is not a new thing for Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans whose primary focus now is to prepare the team as best as he can for the Champions Trophy in the absence of just-retired coach Terry Walsh.

Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy
Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy

The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2.

Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17
Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17

 The three-member panel formed to look into the demands of Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national hockey team could not arrive at a decision on the issue on Friday and fixed another meeting on Monday.

Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans
Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans

 Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress.

Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans
Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans

India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

Sardar Singh and his boys to get 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India
Sardar Singh and his boys to get 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India

 The gold medal winning players of India's men's hockey team will receive a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India for their stupendous show at the Asian Games.

Hockey India names unchanged men's squad for Asian Games
Hockey India names unchanged men's squad for Asian Games

Hockey India (HI) Thursday named an unchanged 16-member men's squad to take part in the Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4.

Ritu Rani named captain of Asian Games-bound hockey squad
Ritu Rani named captain of Asian Games-bound hockey squad

Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead a 16-member Indian women's hockey team in the upcoming Asian Games, aiming to do better than the fifth place finish it managed in the recent Commonwealth Games.