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‘Olly’ holding a hockey stick as the replica of the Cup is displayed

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Children posing with “Olly”

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Sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera (with the mike) announcing the launch of “Olly” as Revenue minister and local MLA Maheswar Mohanty (in coloured kurta) and others look on

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“Olly” holding a a replica of the Hockey World Cup

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“Olly” holding a a replica of the Hockey World Cup

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‘Olly’ returning to the shore after the joy ride on motor boat

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‘Olly’ returning to the shore after the joy ride on motor boat

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‘Olly’ riding the sea waves on a motor boat during the launch

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‘Olly’ was launched by the Sports and Youth Services department of Odisha government, was launched at the Puri beach on Tuesday.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Arjuna Award to hockey player Manpreet Singh at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Indian women hockey captin Rani Rampal at I G Airport in New Delhi.

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Bronze medalist India poses during ceremonies at the men's hockey at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indian players waves to the crowd after losing to Japan by 1-2, in the women's hockey final match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Silver medal winning Indian women's hockey team celebrates during the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Silver medal winning Indian women's hockey team celebrates after the medal ceremony at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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India's Gurjit Kaur with teammates celebrates after scoring a goal against China in their semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. India won 1-0.

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Indian women's hockey team celebrates after defeating China in the semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indian captain and goalkeeper Sreejesh saves a goal during men's hockey semifinal match against Malaysia at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Naveen presenting a cash award of Rs. 5 lakhs to outstanding Sports Person of the Year Md. Jafar Iqbal, a member of the Indian Blind Cricket team which won the Blind Cricket World Cup Tournament 2018 held at Pakistan and UAE.

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Former captain of the Indian Hockey team Dillip Tirkey (left), state sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and CEO of Hockey India Elena Norman (right) at the ceremony.

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Naveen signing on the wish board for the Men’s Hockey World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018

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Naveen Patnaik Unveiling the Countdown Clock 90-Days ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar

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Naveen presenting the Biju Patnaik Bravery Award 2017 along with a cash award of Rs 1 lakh to Mamata Dalai (7) from Kendrapara, who rescued her cousin sister Asanti Dalai from the clutches of a crocodile in their village pond.

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Naveen Patnaik Unveiling the Countdown Clock 90-Days ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launching the campaign ‘MY HEART BEATS FOR HOCKEY’ 90 days ahead of Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of National Sports Day.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launches a campaign for the upcoming Hockey Men’s World cup 2018 on the occasion of National Sports Day, in Bhubaneswar.

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Indian players celebrate after scoring a goal against Thailand during the women's hockey pool match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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Indian men's kabaddi team at presentation ceremony after India's won bronze medal, at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta

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Indian women's kabaddi team pose with their silver medal after the presentation ceremony, at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta

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Indian and Hong Kong players in action in the men's hockey pool match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta. India won the match, 26-0.

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India and Kazakhstan hockey players in action during the pool match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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They dared to keep him out of the team to blood young talent, but can Indian hockey afford to lose a once-in-a-generation midfielder whose rapier passes and thro­ugh balls have repeatedly opened up opp­­­o­­nents’ defences like a can of soup? Nope, so Sardar Singh, former captain, is back in business, aiming for a top spot at the Asiad. Going by the way the Indian team has performed of late, we are inclined to share his hope.

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Bani with Grahnandan Singh

Grahnandan Singh taking a shot in London, 1948

The Indian hockey team that won Olympic gold in 1948

Indian Hockey team plays football during a practice session ahead of Asian Games 2018, in Bengaluru.

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India's players line up for a penalty corner during the Women's Hockey World Cup quarterfinal match between India and Ireland at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London.

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India's Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas and New Zealand's George Muir vie for the ball during third match of three test match series at Sports Authority of India, in Bengaluru. India won the third match by 4-0 and series by 3-0 in 3 test match.

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India's Mandeep Singh and New Zealand's Marcus Child vie for the ball during third match of three test match series at Sports Authority of India, in Bengaluru.

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New Zealand's goalkeeper George Enersen saves the hit by India's Vivek Prasad (unseen) during the third match of three test match series at Sports Authority of India, in Bengaluru. India won the third match by 4-0 and series by 3-0 in 3 test match.

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India's Vivek Prasad and New Zealand player vies for the ball during the first match of the three test match series at Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.

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India's Rupinder Singh with team mates celebrates after scoring a goal during the first match of the three test match series against New Zealand at Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru. India won the first match by 4-2 and take the lead by 1-0 in 3 test match series.

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Indian hockey players celebrate their win against Argentina in the Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, in Breda, Netherlands.

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India hockey player Mandeep Singh in action against Argentina during the Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, in Breda, Netherlands.

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India hockey player Harmanpreet Singh celebrates scoring a goal against Argentina during the Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, in Breda, Netherlands.

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, president of Olympic Council of Asia & Association of National Olympic Committees clap at the presentation of the award trophy after a mixed team match at Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

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Players in action at a mixed team hockey match to mark the visit of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

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Players of India and South Africa in action during their women's hockey match at CWG 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia.

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An 18-member Indian men’s hockey team who will represent India at Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau displays Indian jersey as he poses for a photo with Indian women's ice hockey team in New Delhi.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their son Xavier and Canadian ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser pose with ice hockey stick at an event in New Delhi.

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Indian women’s hockey team members selected to represent the country at forthcoming South Korea tour to be held between March 3-12, in New Delhi.

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Indian men’s hockey team members selected for 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in new Delhi. The tournament will begin on 3 March 2018 in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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Indian women’s and men’s captains Rani and Manpreet Singh (in jerseys) with, from left, ex-skippers Dilip Tirkey, Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha

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The men’s and women’s teams sporting new India jerseys with Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with the skippers of Indian men's and women's hockey teams Rani Rampal and Manpreet Singh at a function in New Delhi. Odisha will sponsor the national men's and women's hockey teams for the next five years.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik poses for a group photograph with the Indian hockey team players at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Players from the team from Russia gather before the preliminary round of the women's hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea.

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Thierry Brinkman(25) of Netherland and Julius Meyer(8) of Germany vie for ball during Quarter final of Men's Hockey World league final at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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Indian hockey players in a photo session with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik (C) and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan after wining the bronze medal match against Germany at Hockey World League at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. India won the match, 2-1.

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India and Argentina players exchange greetings at the end of 1st semifinal match during Men's Hockey World league final at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Argentina won the match by 1-0 and enter in the final.

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Indian women's Hockey players pose with the Asia Cup 2017 trophy on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi after win women's Asia Cup.

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India and Chinese women hockey players vie for ball during the women's Asia Cup hockey final in Kakamigahara, Japan. India beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup.

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Indian women's hockey team members pose with medals and trophy as they celebrate after beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup in Kakamigahara , Japan.

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Indian women's hockey team members pose with medals and trophy as they celebrate after beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup in Kakamigahara , Japan.

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India's Vandana in action against Kazakhstan during the quarterfinal match of Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2017 in Kakamigahara, Japan.

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Indian Hockey players pose with the Hero Asia Cup 2017 trophy on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi after winning the tournament in Dhaka.

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Indian Hockey players pose with the Hero Asia Cup 2017 Trophy on their arrival at the IGI Airport in New Delhi after winning the tournament in Dhaka.

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India's Manpreet Singh in action against Malaysia in the final of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Indian players celebrate after scoring a goal against Malaysia in the final of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Indian hockey players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Hero Asia Cup 2017 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India beat Malaysia 2-1 to secure the title after 10 years.

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Indian Men’s Hockey team celebrates their birth in the final of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 with a convincing 4-0 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super 4s match in Dhaka.

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Indian Men’s Hockey team scores a goal over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Hero Asia Cup 2017 Super 4s match to enter the final, in Dhaka.

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Indian and Malaysia players in action during the Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka.

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Indian Hockey players celebrate the goal during their match against Malaysia at Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka.

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Players of India and Korea in action during their Hero Asia Cup 2017 match in Dhaka.

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India's Sunil in action against Pakistan during their match at the 10th men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Dhaka.

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Players of India and Pakistan in action during their match at the 10th men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Dhaka.

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Indian players celebrating a goal against Bangladesh in their Pool A match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to hockey player Sardar Singh at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2017 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Indian Hockey player Manpreet Singh in action during the match against Netherlands at Waalwijk.

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India's Harmanpreet Singh scores during the Men's World Hockey League semifinal, 5th/6th place match against Canada at Lee Valley Hockey Centre, London.

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India's players show their dejection after their game against Malaysia in the Men's World Hockey League tournament at Lee Valley Hockey Centre, London.

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Nationalistic pride reached a new level when the Indian hockey team—with traditional close ties with the Army—wore black armbands (in pic, Akashdeep Singh) to protest the loss of personnel in Kashmir, in a match against Pakistan. Luckily, India won 7-1.

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India's Ramandeep Singh celebrates after scoring a goal against Pakistan during their Hockey World League Semi-Final match in London.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik makes a sand art to wish Indian cricket team and Indian Hockey team 'All the Best' on the eve of Ind- Pak final match in Champions trophy and ahead of Hockey World league at Puri beach, in Odisha.

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Players named in Hockey India's squad for Men's Hockey World League Semi-final, London and three Nations Invitational Tournament, Dusseldorf pose for the cameras, in New Delhi.

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India's Rupinder Pal Singh poses with his medal after being named 'Man of the match' for scoring two goals during the 3rd place play off men's field hockey match between India and New Zealand, at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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India's Rupinder Pal Singh, second left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring India's second goal during the 3rd place play off for the men's field hockey match against New Zealand at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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Malaysia's Shahril Saabah, left, in action with India's Harmanpreet Singh, right, during their men's field hockey match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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India's Akashdeep Singh, center, battles for the ball against Japan's Koyo Kameyama, left, during their match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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Senior Men's hockey team to represent the country at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, beginning on April 29, in New Delhi.

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Students perform folk dance during inaugural ceremony of 5th Asian School Hockey Championship, at Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal.

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Several games take place during the New England Pond Hockey Festival, in Rangeley, Maine. Twenty teams with players from as far away as the Netherlands and Florida are competing this weekend.

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Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Vijay Goel with Indian Junior hockey team members at the felicitation ceremony of for the team which recently won the World Cup 2016, at a function in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Vijay Goel poses for a group photo with the Indian Junior Hockey Team which recently won the World Cup 2016, at a felicitation function, in New Delhi.

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Indian Junior hockey players celebrate with the winning trophy after their victory over Belgium in the final Junior World Cup Hockey 2016, in Lucknow.

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Indian Junior hockey players celebrate after their victory over Belgium in the final Junior World Cup Hockey 2016, in Lucknow.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with J & K Police Chief K Rajandra during the closing ceremony of 65th All India Hockey Championship 2016 at K K Hakku Stadium, in Jammu.

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Indian players celebrate after defeating Australia in the Junior World Cup Hockey semifinal match, in Lucknow.

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