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Hockey News : Clamour grows to declare Hockey as National Sport

As the clamour grows for making hockey a national sport, the Indian men's hockey team is also proving a point with their performance in the Champions Trophy in Breda. The blue sticks drubbed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the opening game and then stunned the reigning Olympics Champion Argentina 2-1. This is not the only tournament where India has come up with a stellar show. The World No.6 side has been performing quite consistently since 2014. India has been in terrific form as they have won Silver in Commonwealth Games in 2014, Won the gold medal in Asian Games in 2014 after 16 long years. Finished on the podium in Hockey World League which was India's first podium finish in a prestigious event post 1980 Moscow Olympics. In 2016 India reached the finals of the Champions Trophy for the 1st time losing to Australia. They are also the Champions of the current Asian Champions Trophy and the Asia Cup.


  • Released : 30-Jun-2018


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