Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani
Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani

As India enhanced its chances of qualifying for the Rio Games with a win over Japan on Saturday in the fifth-place playoff of the Hockey World League Semifinals, captain Ritu Rani expressed hope that an Olympic appearance would help lift women's hockey in our country.

Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised
Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised

India women's team's reluctance to launch an all-out attack despite trailing in the opening encounter against the home team has left Belgian coach Pascal Kina surprised.
Belgian captain Lieselotte van Lindt scored the lone goal of the match in the 35th minute to help the hosts clinched a 1-0 win against the Indian eves.

Hockey World League Semi-Final: Olympic berth at stake for India eves
Hockey World League Semi-Final: Olympic berth at stake for India eves

It will be make or break time for the Indian women's hockey team as they begin their campaign for qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics when they take the field against hosts Belgium in their Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final opener here on Saturday.

Indian eves face Belgium in Hockey World League opener
Indian eves face Belgium in Hockey World League opener

Their eyes firmly set on a ticket to next year's Rio Olympics, Indian women's hockey team will lock horns with hosts Belgium in their inaugural match of the FIH World League Semi-Finals, here tomorrow.

Indian men win, eves lose in practice game ahead of HWL semi
Indian men win, eves lose in practice game ahead of HWL semi

Indian men's hockey team spanked lowly USA 4-0 in their third practice match even as the eves narrowly lost 1-2 to Italy in their second warm-up game ahead of the FIH World League Semi-Final to be held here from June 20 to July 5.

Indian women's hockey team has improved in passing, coordination: Ritu Rani
Indian women's hockey team has improved in passing, coordination: Ritu Rani

Prolific forward Ritu Rani feels the Indian women's hockey team is well-prepared for the Hockey World League Semi-Finals here after working hard on improving the passing and coordination.

Indian women's team leaves for Hockey World League
Indian women's team leaves for Hockey World League

The Indian women's hockey team on Thursday left for Antewrp, Belgium to compete in the Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 from June 20 to July 5.

HI wishes good luck to WL semi-bound teams
HI wishes good luck to WL semi-bound teams

Hockey India has hosted a 'good luck dinner' for the Indian men and women teams ahead of their departures for the upcoming FIH World League Semi-Finals to be held in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20 to July 5.

We're focussing on speed and penalty corner conversion: Indian women's hockey coach
We're focussing on speed and penalty corner conversion: Indian women's hockey coach

With the team set to leave for the FIH World League Semi-Finals, Indian women's hockey chief coach Mathias Ahrens on Thursday said that his focus during the preparations was on improving penalty corner conversions and playing with more speed.

Indian women's team announced for FIH HWL Semi-Final
Indian women's team announced for FIH HWL Semi-Final

Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's team in the upcoming FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final to be played in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20 to July 4.

Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while 11 other names, including six women, have been put forward by Hockey India for the Arjuna award.

Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani
Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani

 The Indian women's hockey has drawn quite a few positives from its performance in the recently-concluded Hawke's Bay Cup even though it ended seventh in the event, feels captain Ritu Rani.

Indian eves suffer 1-4 defeat to New Zealand in Hawke's Bay Cup
Indian eves suffer 1-4 defeat to New Zealand in Hawke's Bay Cup

Indian women's hockey team lost 1-4 to hosts New Zealand to crash out in tyhe quarterfinals of the Hawke's Bay Cup here on Thursday.

India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup
India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup

 Pushed to wall by two consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team would seek revival but it would be easier said than done when they take on Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup here on Tuesday.

Game against Australia important in Hawke's Bay Cup: Ritu Rani
Game against Australia important in Hawke's Bay Cup: Ritu Rani

Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani on Wednesday said that their pool match against Australia in the upcoming Hawke's Bay Cup will be an important one as it would give her team an opportunity to figure out its loopholes before playing in the World League Semi-Finals in June.

Shraddha Kapoor receives inaugural YFLO Women Achiever Award
Shraddha Kapoor receives inaugural YFLO Women Achiever Award

Ms Avarna Jain, Chairperson of YFLO  (Young FICCI Ladies Organisation) for the first time this year has instituted a Young Women Inspirators Award, which will be given to one woman every year who serves as an inspiration for young women. 

India name 18-member women's team for Hawke's Bay Cup hockey
India name 18-member women's team for Hawke's Bay Cup hockey

India today named a 18-member women's hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be played in New Zealand from the April 11th to 19.

Besides India, the tournament will also feature Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, USA and hosts New Zealand.

Indian eves beat Poland 3-1 in FIH World Hockey League R2 final
Indian eves beat Poland 3-1 in FIH World Hockey League R2 final

Putting up a dominating show, India scored in three of the four quarters to outplay Poland 3-1 in the final and clinch the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chan stadium, here on Sunday.

Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone
Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone

Mid-fielder Ritu Rani on Sunday achieved a memorable milestone by earning her 200th International cap while leading the Indian women hockey team against Poland in the Finals of Hero FIH World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

Ritu Rani to lead India in World League women's hockey
Ritu Rani to lead India in World League women's hockey

Ritu Rani will skipper the Indian women's hockey team when they take the field in the eight-team FIH World League Round 2 to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15.