“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” – FIH Battle Key Hockey Voice

The FIH renege on a signed contract and attempt to silence the media Most people will be familiar with Jack Nicholson’s performance in “A Few Good Men” in which he utters the famous line, “You can’t handle the truth.”  While in the film Nicholson uses the line to justify behavior that led to the death […]

Exclusive: International Hockey Federation made $700,000 loss in 2019

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) lost more than CHF633,000 (£519,000/$715,000/€589,000) in 2019, more than doubling its 2018 deficit. While the latest figure pre-dates the devastating spread of COVID-19, it comes as little surprise. A note in the 2018 accounts warned of “an important negative result in 2019”. This was attributed to the FIH Pro League, […]

New Nations Cup – Route to the ProLeague

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched the bidding process for the inaugural FIH Nations Cup, which will be played for the first time in 2022. It is hoped the new annual event will offer high-level competition to the best-ranked teams which do not play in the flagship home and away FIH Hockey Pro League. […]

Unique: Dutch umpires whistle Orange in Pro League

The Orange Men will be whistled by two Dutch referees during the match in the Pro League with Great Britain (27 and 29 October) and Belgium (4 November). Coen van Bunge and Jonas van ‘t Hek have been appointed by the FIH to supervise the duels. Unique, because it is normally impossible for – during an official […]

New Gender Equality Policy Approved

FIH approves reviewed gender equality policy Lausanne, Switzerland: Meeting today via online conference under the chairmanship of FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) ratified the reviewed FIH Gender Equality Policy.  The review had been conducted by the FIH Women in Sports Committee, chaired by FIH EB Member […]

Batra In “illegal” election For FIH and IOA Presidency

A senior Indian Olympic Association (IOA) official has claimed Narinder Batra’s election as International Hockey Federation (FIH) President was “illegal” and accused him of making false declarations on his way to securing the top job at the IOA.