Pakistan – Gearing up for the London Olympics 2012

It’s almost time for the London Olympics to begin people and it’s going to heat up the summer even more this time around! Although it’s no secret that Pakistan is not going to be a front runner in the final medals tally but we may just have a secret weapon up our sleeve… Hockey! Yup, I don’t know if you know or not but Pakistan has won a total of

The Man, Sohail Abbas

I’m sure you guys are all aware that hockey is Pakistan’s national game. With all the importance and time given to cricket one might be fooled into thinking otherwise, but it is hockey. And when we talk about hockey in Pakistan we can’t help but mention Sohail Abbas. What makes Sohail so Great? Sohail Abbas is a living – and in fact playing – legend of Pakistan hockey. Although he

4 Nation Hockey Tournament Cancelled – When Do We Get To Host Again?

There was a time when we had sporting action all year round.  Teams and players from all nations loved to come to Pakistan for memorable contests and great hospitality.  Then, on March 3, 2009, this all changed.  The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in Lahore and this incident sent shock waves among sports fans and organizations around the world.  This unfortunate incident had far reaching consequences for sports in

India Beats Pakistan at the Asian Champions Trophy Final

First of all, my verdict: I genuinely believe that when a match comes down to penalties, be it in football, hockey or any other game, both teams should be named champions. A penalty shootout is a lot about luck and is essentially the skill of one player deciding the whole team’s fate. I’m not saying this just because I happened to be a Pakistani and I don’t want to give

Australia the Victors at the 2011 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Final

Pakistan hockey has been struggling for the past 17 years since winning the 1994 olympics.  This long dry spell was finally broken in Nov 2010 when Pakistan won the Asian Games final and brought home gold.  Between Nov 2010 and now, things have been looking up for the Pakistan hockey team.  Their performance in the Azlan Shah Cup 2011 has been very good despite a couple of losses.  The win