Why are we not more successful at the Olympics?

Years ago in my country we had the very best cricket and hockey players in the world. Squash was a most certain gold for us every four years. Now we are beaten by China and other asian countries who have overtaken us to win our gold medals. We understand how our friends in Australia feel … [Read the full story]

Why did the referees stop the leper hockey game?

Why did the referees stop the leper hockey game? There was a face-off in the corner.

It ain’t half hot mum, in Australia

I was very happy to be invited over to Australia to enjoy the second sport played by the Roos. Or are they the hockey players, no, no, they are footballers or soccer players as they call it over here. We in India are the best hockey players in the world  but must give best to … [Read the full story]

Hockeyroos take on the best next month

The new-look Hockeyroos will receive a stern test of their credentials next month when they take on world champions Argentina and world No.3 side Germany in a four-team tournament. The 13th-ranked USA will also feature in the event in Argentina, which will be the first matches of new Australian coach Adam Commens’ tenure. Commens named … [Read the full story]

Oz smashes the Pohms

Australia trounced England 4-0 and claimed a third successive Champions Trophy, 11th in all, in a rain-delayed match in Moenchengladbach (Germany), on Sunday. England, who had never finished better than fifth, were runners-up while the Netherlands placed third after beating Germany 4-1. Spain beat New Zealand 3-1 to finish fifth. It was Australia fifth perfect … [Read the full story]