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Your victory contributes to my good health: When Balbir Singh Sr met MS Dhoni

May 26, 2020 4:28:44 pm

The encounter with MS Dhoni happened four years ago when the Indian team was at the PCA stadium in Mohali ahead of their World T20 tie against Australia.

Lost a big name: Pakistan’s hockey fraternity mourns death of Balbir Singh Sr

May 26, 2020 11:25:58 am

Former Pakistan captain and coach, Hasan Sardar, an outstanding centre-forward himself, said he took a lot of inspiration by hearing stories and anecdotes about Balbir Singh Sr.

‘Hockey meri te is desh di jaan hai’

‘Hockey meri te is desh di jaan hai’

May 26, 2020 11:17:39 am

The Indian Express recounts its encounters with the legend

Balbir Singh: The Legend with a heart of gold

Balbir Singh: The Legend with a heart of gold

May 26, 2020 11:09:22 am

Balbir Singh Senior spent a major part of his life in Chandigarh post retirement

Not a household name, yet one of the greatest Olympians

Balbir Singh: Not a household name, yet one of the greatest Olympians

May 28, 2020 9:06:08 am

A goal-scoring machine from the days when hockey was played on grass, Balbir Singh Sr won three Olympic golds — 1948, 1952 and 1956 — and was India’s most-decorated athlete ever.

Indian hockey’s six ‘Balbirs’ and the only ‘Senior’

May 27, 2020 8:23:22 am

I feel very lucky to share my name with him. There may have been six Balbir Singhs who have played for India. But there will always be one Balbir Singh Senior.

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Lionheart, father figure and good Samaritan

May 27, 2020 8:23:15 am

His teammates, the players he coached and old friends recall the qualities that set Balbir Singh Dosanjh apart

If there was a hockey legend after Dhyan Chand, it was Balbir Singh Sr: Milkha Singh

May 25, 2020 7:04:54 pm

Balbir Singh Sr and Milkha Singh competed together at the highest level for the country in their respective games and even worked together for Punjab Sports department in the 1960's.

‘Balbir Singh played 1956 Olympic final with plaster on his finger’: Tulsidas Balaram

May 25, 2020 6:21:41 pm

Tulsidas Balaram was part of the national football team that finished a historic fourth in the 1956 Olympics and remembered how Balbir Singh took pain-killing injections before the summit clash.

How man manager Balbir Singh Sr inspired demoralised India to lone World Cup crown

May 25, 2020 2:20:34 pm

He didn't always need a hockey stick to pull it off for India, that was the kind of magic Balbir Singh Sr could weave, which steered a "demoralised" national team to its first and only World Cup gold back in 1975. 

Sports fraternity mourns the loss of Balbir Singh Sr, remembers ‘unforgettable contribution towards Indian hockey’

May 25, 2020 10:23:01 am

The sporting world woke up to the sad news and moaned the loss of the iconic hockey player.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away at 96

May 25, 2020 6:21:17 pm

Balbir Singh Sr's record for most goals scored by an individual in the men's hockey final at the Olympics still remains unbeaten.

Covid positive cook at Bengaluru SAI centre had no access to hockey players: Official

May 20, 2020 11:49:42 am

The cook died of a cardiac arrest and later tested positive for Covid-19, according to a top official, who said there was no reason to panic as the deceased had no access to the players' accommodation zone.

Aslam Sher Khan: The original super-sub

May 17, 2020 8:46:24 am

Eight-time Olympic gold medallists India have been world champions just once and Aslam Sher Khan recalls how he prevented the dream dying a premature death.

Stranded in US post lockdown, hockey World Cup winner Ashok Diwan returns home

May 26, 2020 2:27:19 pm

The 1975 World Cup-winning Ashok Diwan had made a distress call to the IOA President Narinder Batra last month, requesting him to take his plea to the higher authorities.

Hockey players request training restart, Kiren Rijiju assures controlled resumption

May 14, 2020 8:07:26 pm

The minister gave a patient hearing to the homesick hockey players and took note of feedback during the online meeting which was attended by 34 men and 24 women hockey players.

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Aarogya Setu app must for hockey players: Hockey India’s post-pandemic plan

May 14, 2020 1:51:46 pm

Guidelines state players must review their status on the app and only those who are in 'safe' or 'low-risk' category will be allowed to take part in tournaments.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior suffers cardiac arrest, remains critical

May 13, 2020 3:18:59 pm

Balbir Singh Senior was part of the Indian contingent that won the Olympics gold medal in 1948, 1952, and 1956.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr hospitalised in critical condition

May 9, 2020 9:22:02 pm

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr, a triple Olympic gold medallist, has been admitted to a Chandigarh hospital in critical condition.

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Narinder Batra gets extension as FIH President following postponement of body’s annual Congress

May 9, 2020 1:28:48 am

Indian sports administrator Narinder Batra's term as FIH President was on Friday extended till world body's next Congress, which was postponed to May next year due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.