is the national sport of India
.The Indian men's hockey team
is the most successful hockey team in Olympic history with 8 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
Hockey World Cup
and said that India may lose it, if it does not form its governing body in hockey. Therefore Hockey India
New Committee (IOA)
The Indian Olympic Association appointed a new five-member national selection committee. This panel will work in conjunction with the International Hockey Federation in managing hockey in India.The panel was headed by Aslam Sher Khan
, a former MP and former hockey captain and includes Ashok Kumar
, Ajit Pal Singh
, Zafar Iqbal
and Dhanraj Pillay
. Aslam Sher Khan
has now been replaced by Ajit Pal Singh
as the chairman of the national selection committee. Aslam Sher Khan
was highly displeased by this decision, though he remained as a selector.
In a 30 April 2008 interview with India Today
, Khan indicated the impact of the 2007 film about the National Women's Hockey Team, Chak De India
, on his future strategy by stating that he wants "to create a 'Chak De' effect" within Indian hockey.
National men's team
The Indian Hockey Team
is the national men's hockey team of India
. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation
. In 1928,... Read More