The 2023 FIH Men's Hockey World Cup will be hosted by Odisha, for a second consecutive time, at two venues, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Earlier on the day, a separate HI team inspected the Biju Patnaik hockey stadium of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) which is the lone venue in Sundargarh to host matches.
Sources said redevelopment of the multi-purpose Birsa Munda Stadium, multi-level car parking and Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium-cum-auditorium are in advanced stage.
Olympic silver medallist Belgium created history by eking out a 3-2 win in the penalty shoot-out after the final match of the game's showpiece event ended in a goalless draw.
Agustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila and Lucas Martinez's goals displayed Argentina's dominant performance to retain their spot at the top of Pool A.
Six places may separate the two teams in world rankings but world number eight Spain gave Argentina, ranked second, a run for their money.
Oltmans came to India as High-Performance Director in 2013 and played an instrumental role in reviving Indian hockey before taking up the position of men's team's chief coach.
World number five India are eyeing to reclaim the World Cup after 43 years, a title which they won only once way back in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur.
Ranked third in the world, Belgium started as overwhelming favourites against world no.11 Canada in the Pool C opener but they looked far from impressive.
The 'Men in Blue' led by Manpreet Singh started on a winning note against minnows from the 'Rainbow Nation'.
Salman took to Twitter and uploaded a video in which he can be seen confirming his presence at the function.
The stamps aim at commemorating the 14th edition of the Mens Hockey World Cup in the state.
Aiming to win a rare hat-trick of titles, Australia chief coach Colin Batch said a disastrous outing here could seriously affect its preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.
Flicking through the pages of events held under the banner of the FIH since the end of the 2014 World Cup, that theme holds sufficient water. An unprecedented number of five teams have won titles.
The World was declared open by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the ceremony, attended by all 16 captains.