"All about Hockey World cup 2023"
The 15th edition of the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup, which is held every four years and is contested by men's national field hockey teams, was held in 2023. It was put on by the International Hockey Federation. From January 13 to January 29, 2023, it was hosted in India at the 20,000-seat Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
●Hockey India released the world cup anthem, Jai Ho Hindustan Ki, on January 5, 2023. Prem Anand wrote the music for this, while Sukhwinder Singh sang the song.
●16 teams from around the world participated in the competition, which is conducted every four years in an effort to win the prized trophy.
●Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, International Hockey Federation president Tayyab Ikram and Hockey India chairman Dilip Tirkey were present at the glittering ceremony to welcome members of all the 16 participating teams.
● VK Pandian, the secretary to the chief minister of Odisha, received the FIH President's Award during the finals of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela for his outstanding contributions to hockey. FIH President Tayyab Ikram presented Pandian with the award. The FIH President appreciated the significant contributions made by CM Naveen Patnaik and VK Pandian to hosting a magnificent Hockey World Cup.
● The FIH President’s Award recognizes individuals National Associations or other organizations for valuable services to hockey, whether direct or indirect or initiatives which have had a significant effect on hockey at the international level.
Champions: Germany (3rd title)
Top scorer(s):-Australia Jeremy Hayward (9 goals)
Best player:- Germany Niklas Wellen
Best young player:-South Africa Mustapha Cassiem
Best goalkeeper:-Belgium Vincent Vanasch
The stadium Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium has been named after the tribal leader, Birsa Munda, who was a famous freedom fighter. With a seating capacity of 20,000 permanent seats, it is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the largest fully seated hockey arena in the world on January 29, 2023
It was decided that an additional hockey stadium would need to be constructed in Odisha in order for India to successfully compete for the 2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup. The government subsequently allocated 15 acres of land for the stadium's construction.
Following that, the stadium's construction was also transferred to the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO).
"The Government of Odisha has allocated us to create a world-class stadium for the Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 within the stated schedule of 12 months," added Sanjay Kumar Singh, chairman of IDCO. Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, placed the stadium's cornerstone in February 2021, and he also gave it his official opening on January 5, 2023.
It is also the fourth largest field hockey stadium in the world.Unlike the other top three stadiums, which are terrace stadiums and are part of multi-purpose sports complex, this stadium is the largest all-seater field hockey-specific stadium which was solely constructed for the purpose of conducting field hockey matches.
This will be the fourth time India will host this event and it will also be the second time the world cup will be hosted in Odisha. The 2023 version of the cup will be held jointly between two cities in the state of Odisha, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Along with the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will be the other venue for the event.
Dilip Tirkey (born 25 November 1977), is a former Indian field hockey player, Politician and Sports Administrator. He was best known for his penalty corner hit. Dilip was one of the most difficult defenders to beat in the world and was known as "The Wall of Indian Hockey".
He was an ex-captain of Indian hockey team. The first & only Hockey player from India to play more than 400 international matches. Dilip Tirkey was the Former Captain of the Indian Hockey Team. Having played 412 international matches for India, Dilip Tirkey has represented India in 3 Olympic Games & was Captain of the Indian Hockey Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens. Under his captaincy, India clinched gold medal at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the Final. The First-ever Tribal to receive Padma Shri Award, Dilip Tirkey is a former Member of Parliament of India in Rajya Sabha,former Chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), Chairman of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council & Hockey Odisha's ad-hoc committee.In September 2022, he became President of Hockey India.On 22 March 2012, he was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha as one of the three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates to the Upper House of Indian Parliament. Previously, Dilip Tirkey was working as chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), now he is working as the chairman of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council. In September 2022, he was elected unopposed to the position of the president of Hockey India.He is the first ever international hockey player to become President of Hockey India Dilip Tirkey Sports Research Development Foundation short and abbreviated as DTSRD is an initiative of Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey. DTSRD has its registered office in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Dibakar Parichha serves as the Secretary-General of DTSRD while Prime Abhilas is the Managing Director of DTSRD.The Founder – President of DTSRD is Dilip Tirkey.