Hey! Welcome to the Hockey Section.

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So, India has qualified to the Olympics 2012 in a fashionable manner, with big win margins against all the opponents. The craze about Hockey is building up. Nothing more to say, Hockey has won 8 Gold Medal for the Country. It has set a various world records in Olympics. It's played in many countries(about 127 countries) around the world. So, it's definitely a around-the-world popular game.Now, World Series Hockey has been started with 8 City based teams. It's a resembles any other premier league with players around the World playing in the League.So folks start supporting the game!Be an Hockeyian!!!
 

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you need to start putting in better thread titles.
Okay chromaniac, will improve on this. Thanks for opening a New section for Hockey.
 


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I guess this is a first. Do we even have a section on cricket? The thing with the hockey sentiment in India is that unless the media runs out of stories to show, the game wouldn't be highlighted, and for those few days, with Chak De! India playing on an infinite loop in the background, heroic stories would be told. Once some other story comes along, all this will be lost. The game itself probably doesn't have as many followers worldwide as compared to say a football or tennis.
 

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The thing with the hockey sentiment in India is that unless the media runs out of stories to show, the game wouldn't be highlighted, and for those few days, with Chak De! India playing on an infinite loop in the background, heroic stories would be told. Once some other story comes along, all this will be lost. The game itself probably doesn't have as many followers worldwide as compared to say a football or tennis.

Hockey is hugely followed in Punjab and Kodagu (both the places known for patriotism, as they form big group in Indian Defense). Before 1983, it was Hockey which was more popular in country. Hockey is played in Olympics because it's played in many countries compared to cricket, where cricket played in 12 countries. If you can compare hockey with tennis and football, then do compare cricket with tennis and football. Cricket is not as popular as football/tennis worldwide.
 


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Hope World Series Hockey creates the magic again.

I will definitely follow WSH time permitting...

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The tickets are being priced well (500 being max) for the tournament. It would have been good if Bangalore was one of the venue!
 

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PHL died too soon. I had seen the first season when Hyderabad Sultans won it (as far as I remember).

But, PHL was fun to watch. The matches used to get over in 90mins, and there were some referrals/challenges introduced to hockey(for the first time) which added to the enjoyment.
By the way, WSH will be Live on Neo Sports.

Edit: @moindear Bangalore is also a venue. Check out the official website: http://www.worldserieshockey.com/schedule.aspx
 
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