May 17th, 2010
For the first time in the 17 year history of annual Sultan Azlan Shah hockey cup, joint champions have been declared: India, S.Korea share Sultan Azlan Shah hockey Cup.
Quite unbelievable that India continues to do this well in hockey, despite the absence of any sophisticated hockey league. By no means is India in the top 4 or 5 ranked nations in Hockey, but it seems to be consistently in top 10. I am not really sure how to explain this.
On a personal note, I love *watching* hockey, even though I never played it. I love the fast paced nature of this sport, and love to see field goals. Penalty corner goals are OK too, but not as exciting to see as field goals. In the US “hockey” by default means ice hockey, and field hockey is virtually non-existent.
September 8th, 2007
Here I was, trying to find the India Japan game in the Asia Cup semi final. When I go to TelegraphIndia.com, here are the first 5 news it shows in the sports section:
- No change in Team India’s seven-batsman formula
- Sachin awaits crowning glory
- Dravid eyes a perfect finish
- Moores upbeat on Flintoff
- THE ENFANT TERRIBLE (About Shoib Akhtar)
Further, there is NO WAY to navigate to the hockey news. How can a person who is even mildly interested in hockey read hockey news?
News websites often claim they can only highlight what readers are interested in. However the reverse is much more forced: the readers can only be interested in things that they are aware of.
So, the news websites at least have to make all news available. Then, as readers read some news more than others, the news website can choose to prioritize them.