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Hockey India president Batra is new boss of world hockey, first Asian to grab the post

Hockey India president Batra is new boss of world hockey, first Asian to grab the post

Batra, who is the president of Hockey India, defeated David Balbirnie of Ireland and Australia's Ken Read to become the 12th FIH President -- the first Asian to grab the post.

FIH announces new structure of international hockey events from 2019

FIH announces new structure of international hockey events from 2019

FIH also decided that Champions Trophy will be scrapped and the 2018 edition in Amsterdam will be the last tournament.

International Hockey Federation eyes new technology to attract youngsters

International Hockey Federation eyes new technology to attract youngsters

The Hockey Revolution programme launched at the end of last year will set a direction for FIH until 2024.

45th hockey Congress to be held in Dubai

45th hockey Congress to be held in Dubai

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced that it is holding its 45th Congress in Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hockey Federation.

Pakistani players could face stiffer ban: FIH boss Leandro Negre

Pakistani players could face stiffer ban: FIH boss Leandro Negre

The FIH president Leandro Negre on Friday said that disciplinary committee of the parent body could hand out a stiffer punishment to the Pakistani hockey players Md Tousiq and Ali Amjad for making obscene gestures post their Champions Trophy semi-final win against India.

FIH chief Leandro Negre defends eight-team format in CT

FIH chief Leandro Negre defends eight-team format in CT

The new format of the Champions Trophy might have come in for criticism from some coaches but International Hockey Federation President Leandro Negre on Saturday defended it, saying that increasing the number of teams to eight has raised television viewership of the tournament.

India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey

India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey

 The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.

Hockey looks to basketball for sport appeal

Hockey games will be cut by 10 minutes to four 15 minute quarters in a bid to step up the sport`s fan appeal, the international federation announced.

FIH decides to implement 4-quarter match format from Sept

Taking a cue from Hockey India League, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) today made significant changes in the structure of the game, moving away from two 35-minute halves to four-quarter format of 15 minutes each in a match.

Lack of spectators in Junior Hockey WC is a concern: FIH chief

Empty seats during the Junior Hockey World Cup has not gone well with the FIH and the world body`s chief Leandro Negre on Sunday said that in future the organisers should be pro-active in bringing spectators in the stadium.

Lot of talent in Junior Hockey World Cup: Leandro Negre

International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre feels the Junior World Cup to be held here from Dec 6-15 is the perfect platform for talented young players in the world to make a name for themselves and leave a big impression on those watching.

HIL appreciated globally in inaugural season: Negre

It is just one season old but Hockey India League has drawn global appreciation and is important to revive the sport in the country, FIH President Leandro Negre said on Monday.

Hero to sponsor FIH events in India for next four years

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) today signed a major sponsorship deal with two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp for all events of the world body to be held in India in the next four years.

FIH considering 5-a-side format to promote hockey among youth

A five-a-side format to promote hockey among young players is under the International Hockey Federation`s consideration, FIH president Leandro Negre said here on Sunday

FIH president Negre`s India visit postponed

International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre`s proposed visit to India this week has been postponed for the time being due to personal problems.

FIH announces World League

Seen as a major step towards popularizing the game of hockey, FIH on Wednesday announced a new World League, the final for which is to be held in India in February 2014.

FIH chief assures Pak on security for 2010 WC in India

International Hockey Federation
President Leandro Negre has assured Pakistan that their
players would be provided with adequate security when they
tour India for next year`s World Cup.

FIH chief assures Pak on security for 2010 WC in India

International Hockey Federation
President Leandro Negre has assured Pakistan that their
players would be provided with adequate security when they
tour India for next year`s World Cup.