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Carrots and hockey sticks

Promoting the game creates a virtuous circle of success

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The recent run of successes of the Indian men's hockey team — a gold in the Asian Champion’s Trophy, silver in the Azlan Cup and a decent quarter-final showing at the Rio Olympics— has refocused the spotlight on a game that holds considerable transformative potential for the country.

The team’s improvement has demonstrated the steady gains that can accrue even from relatively small investments in sporting infrastructure and also holds the promise of ending the long run of erratic performance that has been the bane of Indian hockey since the seventies. As with ...

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First Published: Sat, November 05 2016. 20:15 IST
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