Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Day I Became A Hockey Fanatic


Players jumping on Ashish Ballal after penalty strokes

One warm sunny morning of 1996 was the first time I saw a hockey stick. My school had introduced a new team sport (the school already had a cricket and football team) and on enquiring about it with the class teacher, we found that our school had introduced coaching for India’s national game called ‘hockey’ and coaching for it was just Rs. 20 per month.
Since my birth to 1996, I had heard about two sports only, cricket and football. Excitedly, I told my parents about a ‘new’ game called hockey and how I wanted to enroll in it

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Quiz No 1

Welcome to the first Asian Games quiz. This quiz is mostly about the history of Asian Games. Don't forget to take a screen shot of your result and share with our Twitter handle Give Me Hockey

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Asian Games 2018 Contenders: Malaysia



Sukri Mutalib to lead Malaysia in Asian Games
There is phrase that goes in life and sports- ‘Never count out an underdog.’ Malaysian hockey team will be trying to prove this point and win that eluding Gold when they begin their Asian Games campaign against Kazakhstan on 20th August.

Malaysia has always been among of the top performing teams in the Asian Games, winning bronze medal six times (Asian Games record) but has still not managed to win a Gold in the tournament. Malaysia’s best finish came in the 2010 Asian Games when they finished second

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Indian Hockey Team At Fan Central In Hockey World Cup 2018

Indian women hockey team which is participating in the Vitality Women Hockey World Cup met hockey fans the Fans Central at Lee Valley Hockey Stadium in the game before USA.

Captain Rani Rampal and defender Reena Khokhar were interviewed by the host.

Check out the video now.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Women's Hockey World Cup: Day 3 and Day 4 in Numbers

Vitality Hockey World Cup 2018
After a day of well-deserved rest, hockey action was back on Day 3 with two games between Japan- New Zealand and Australia-Belgium. Fans who were hoping for a goal fest were disappointed as two games saw just 3 goals being scored as the game between Australia and Belgium ended in a 0-0 draw. 

The day 3 started with 'Cherry Blossoms' Japan taking on 'Black Sticks' New Zealand with neutral hockey fans expecting New Zealand to easily beat Japan. But, they were in for a shock as Japan played with real intent and earned a 2-1 win over New Zealand.