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Four-year dream crashed in 30 mins: Sreejesh

sreejesh P.R.

Distraught and disappointed, the teary-eyed Indian hockey team sat in disbelief at the Athletes Village on Sunday night, as they watched Olympic champions Germany pump in three goals in four minutes t

Rio 2016: Best of a billion

Sania Mirza

A hundred plus Indian athletes at Rio.

From a rank ‘outsider’ to Indian hockey skipper

Sreejesh P.R. replaced Sardar as Indian hockey skipper.

For those familiar with Sreejesh P.R.’s days of struggle at the junior India camps, it will be hard to fathom that he has made his way up so rapidly and will lead the team at the Rio Olympic Games.

I don’t look back at 2008 gold, says Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra finds it extremely hard to “push himself” to compete at the highest stage. The statement coming from India’s only individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games is hard to believe.

Change of guard: Sreejesh to lead hockey team in Olympics?

Sardar Singh and P.R. Sreejesh

In what is a sign of things to come in Indian hockey, goalkeeper Sreejesh P.R., it is learnt, is likely to be handed captaincy duties for the Rio Olympics ahead of regular skipper Sardar Singh.

In the end, it is all about Rio Games: Roelant Oltmans

The Indian hockey team pose with their silver medals.

Two medals in elite FIH world events within a span of eight months is no mean feat and Roelant Oltmans’ wards would march into the Rio Olympics with their heads held high and the opposition aware that

CT a dress rehearsal for Rio: Sreejesh

P.R. Sreejesh (left) will lead an 18-member Indian team at the Champions Trophy.

It is ironic that in their bid to turn things around in Rio, the Indian hockey team return to the place where it all went wrong for them four years ago.

Indian Hockey: Shorter camps for bigger gains

Members of the senior hockey team train under the watchful eyes of chief coach Roelant Oltmans.

Fatigue and proper recovery are components that can make or break a team’s campaign in modern times.

Needles to Superman capes, it’s all in the mind

Sardar Singh

Do not be surprised if you see members of the Indian hockey team dressed in Superman capes or trying simple exercises like threading a needle every alternate afternoon at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.

Mind games for Rio-bound hockey team

 The relaxed players take a selfie after training.

The activities are part of psychology sessions in the buildup to the Rio Olympic Games.

So, finally, there was a silver lining to the dark clouds over India’s Olympic participation, as a bonus a bronze one too. P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, thank you for giving us reasons to exhale.

The frequency with which the word “sedition” has been crashing into the front page or prime-time television news of late is tragic, terrifying and ridiculous.