International Hockey Federation Current Affairs - 2020

International Hockey Federation names Indian Hockey Captain “Player of the Year”, 2019

On February 13, 2020, the International Hockey Federation named the Indian Hockey captain Manpreet Singh as Player of the Year, 2019. Highlights Manpreet is the first Indian to win the title. The accolade was introduced in 1999. Manpreet Singh Manpreet Singh is the Indian National Hockey team captain since 2017. He was named the Indian Read More…

2020 Hockey Pro League: Bhubaneswar to host India’s home matches

International Hockey Federation (FIH), the sport’s governing body announced that Bhubaneswar will host India’s home matches of 2020 Hockey Pro League. Odisha’s Capital Bhubaneswar has become a hockey hub in India as it has been hosting a majority of tournaments. The city most recently hosted Olympic qualifiers. Key Highlights The 2020 Hockey Pro League will Read More…

FIH Player of the Year Awards

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote. FIH Awards 2019 FIH Player of the Year, Men: Arthur van Doren (Belgium) Women: Eva de Goede (Netherlands) Read More…

After 16 years, India wins hockey gold at the Asian Games

After a gap of 16 years, India defeated Pakistan in the Men’s Hockey finals of the Asian Games , to win the gold medal.  India had earlier won the gold in 1966 and 1998, while  Pakistan has clinched the gold eight times in the past including the Asian Games at Guangzhou in 2010. Olympics This Read More…