29th May 2024

Once Gandhiji asked, ‘What is hockey?’


In 1932 Los Angeles Olympics there were three teams, India, Japan and the USA, in men’s hockey. India won the gold by defeating Japan and USA respectively by 11–1 and 24–1. When it came to raising funds for sending the team to Los Angeles, a journalist representing the Indian Hockey Federation approached Mahatma Gandhi to issue an appeal to the masses. Gandhiji’s only reply was, ‘What is hockey?’

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