To strengthen ties with Odisha through sports, education and technology, the FIH Odisha will organize a week-long event here in the United Kingdom (UK) during the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.
Bhubaneswar: To strengthen ties with Odisha through sports, education and technology, the United Kingdom (UK) will organize a week-long event here during the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. Informing today, the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata said, ‘We will collaborate with the Government of Wales to organize a series of events in Bhubaneswar from January 17 to January 19, 2023.’
The Wales men’s field hockey team will compete at the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 for the first time in its sporting history. After cementing their place in the October 2021 World Cup qualifiers on home ground in Wales, the team will now compete in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela during the course of the tournament. Wales will be joined by hockey nations from around the world, including India, Germany, England, the Netherlands and Australia in the competition.
Wales Minister Mark Drakeford said, “It is a fantastic achievement for this team to reach the Hockey World Cup. I wish them the best of luck in India and we will be cheering them on during their Games. It also symbolizes beginnings. Just a few weeks ago, Wales was playing in the Football World Cup final in Qatar. Now, we start a new year with the Hockey World Cup, then our national netball team competing in the Netball World Cup final. Will be in South Africa to perform and then go to France for the Men’s Rugby World Cup.
Odisha: UK government to organize special event in Bhubaneswar during Hockey World Cup
Story first published: Friday, January 13, 2023, 17:02 [IST]