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Elated!

Super happy about Indian hockey team qualifying for the London Olympics, beating France by a huge margin. The quality of competition will change dramatically at the Olympics where the top teams will participate. My only hope is that politics don't derail the current momentum. The coach and his support staff have done a great job.

Been watching international hockey matches ever since astroturf was laid for the first time in Chennai in mid-90's, the performance of Indian team and the handling by the administrators followed a predictable pattern that can be best described as unprofessional. Shuffling of players to please the ego of administrators, and wrangling among administrators were quite common.

Let's hope this time around the players and the coach are not disturbed, but given ample time and resources to prove themselves.

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