The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had postponed the Tokyo Games last week due to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday announced that the mega event will now run from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
The Hockey India will work closely with the chief coaches of both the national men's and women's teams in order to work out a suitable competition and training schedule following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games
It is obviously disappointing that India won't be able to travel to Germany and England for their FIH Pro League matches after the competition was put off till May due to the spread of the disease, but Graham Reid tried to look at the positives in these trying times.
The former India player from Bihar is drawing from his immense coaching experience at the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3 in Delhi to oversee smooth transit of people being rescued by the government
After enduring a topsy-turvy tournament, the Ajit Pal Singh led Indian team had scripted history, notching up a thrilling 2-1 win over arch-rivals Pakistan on the night of March 15 at the Merdeka Football Stadium in Kuala Lumpur
Rani Rampal has been playing hockey for close to two decades. She has helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July-August this year. Rani was voted World Games Athlete of the Year 2019, the first Indian ever to win this award
Given the obstacles lined up against her, no one knows when Bani Singh’s documentary would see the light of day. Instead of the raw emotions—and the jagged backcloth here—that propel players towards achievements, will India have to stay content with another fictionalised, unsatisfactorily executed Bollywood period drama?