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Extractions: Membership Login Join USA Field Hockey National Teams Events ... Membership Search usa field hockey News Donate to USA Field Hockey About USA Field Hockey Subscribe to Quickflicks ... Store USA Field Hockey About Field Hockey One of the world's most popular games, field hockey is also one of the world's oldest competitive team sports. Evidence of games played with a ball and stick date back over 4,000 years to the Nile Valley Egypt, and similar games were played by civilizations ranging from the Greeks and Romans to the Ethiopians and Aztecs. The modern game of field hockey evolved in England during the 19th century and led to the creation of the sport's international federation, the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH ) in 1924. After Constance Applebee introduced the sport to the United States in 1901, the United States Field Hockey Association was formed in 1922. The Olympic Games included men's field hockey on the official program for the first time in 1908, and women's field hockey earned a spot on the program in 1980. Hockey's most coveted international prize, the
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Extractions: before the slap shot... there was a ball and a stick. One of the oldest of competitive pastimes, the sport of field hockey dates back well before the Ancient Olympic Games. Although the exact origin of the game remains unknown, 4,000-year-old drawings found in the tomb at Beni-Hasen in the Nile Valley of Egypt depicted men playing the sport. Throughout the following centuries, variations of the game were played by a spectrum of cultures ranging from Greeks and Romans to Ethiopians and Aztecs. Hockey first appeared on the Olympic program at the 1908 London Games and again in 1920 at Antwerp. The sport was again featured on the program at Amsterdam in 1928 and has been an Olympic sport ever since. Women's hockey became a fixture on the Olympic program in Moscow in 1980. Originally considered far too dangerous for female participation, field hockey quickly became popular with women whose previous introduction to sport included the "socially acceptable" outdoor activities of croquette and lawn tennis. With more and more women becoming active in the sport, the liberating game of field hockey earned the dubious title as the only team sport considered proper for women.
Extractions: Junior World Cup As the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States, the U.S. Field Hockey Association selects and trains teams to participate in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Cup and other international competitions. With its origins in ancient Greece, the Olympic Games are held every four years as a celebration of peace and harmony through sports. In 1998, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch declared the sport of field hockey would remain on the Olympic programme "forever". The United States also joins teams from Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean in competing for the continental championship at the Pan American Games . The Pan American Games are held every four years in the year preceding the Olympic Games. The World Cup represents the world championship of the sport of field hockey. The 1998 World Cup in Utrecht, The Netherlands, was the first to include both men's and women's tournaments concurrently running in the same host city.
Extractions: This page is about the history of the field hockey game. edit Field Hockey is the oldest known stick-and-ball game. Historical records show that game was played in various antique civilizations, although it is not possible to know exactly when and where the game began. 4,000-year-old drawings found in the Beni-Hasen tombs, in the Nile Valley Egypt depicted men playing the sport. Other traces show that the Arabs , the Greeks , the Persians , the Romans , the Ethiopians , as well as the Aztecs were playing their own variation of the game. In the Middle Ages , a French form of the game, called hoquet was played. Other early games can be identified to field hockey, such as hurling and Shinty edit While modern hockey appears in the mid-18th century in England , primarily around schools institutions, it is not until the first half of the 19th century that hockey became firmly established, when the first club, Blackheath , is created in 1849 in Southeast London , England. Blackeath and its fellow clubs have introduced most of the current characteristics of the hockey we know today, such as the use of a spherical ball, and the striking circle. A little while after, in 1889, the first women's hockey club appeared in East
Extractions: A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. In most countries, especially those in which ice hockey is not very prominent, it is simply known as hockey Field hockey has several regular, prestigious international tournaments for both men and women such as the Olympic Games , the quadrennial World Hockey Cups , the annual Champions Trophies , and World Cups for juniors. Indian and Pakistani national teams have traditionally dominated men's hockey, but have become less prominent recently, with The Netherlands Germany and Australia gaining importance in the late 1980s. The Netherlands was the predominant international women's team before hockey was added to Olympic events. In the early 1990s Australia emerged as the strongest women's country, though retirement of a number of key players has weakened the team. Other important women teams are China Korea Argentina and Germany. Many countries have extensive club competitions for both junior and senior players. Despite the large numbers of participants, club hockey is not a particularly large spectator sport and few players can afford to play professionally. In the United States , for instance, field hockey is widely regarded as a women's sport, but there are men's leagues as well, mostly on a collegiate level.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Other Resources Men's field hockey has been an Olympic sport since 1908 and women's field hockey was added to the program in 1980. In 1920 and 1932, the men's standings were determined by a round robin tournament and the women's version of the sport used a round robin tournament in 1980 and 1984. In all other years, a single-elimination tournament has been used, with a championship game to decide the gold and silver medals. For those years, the score shown under "Final" is the score of the gold medal game. The tournaments begin with two pools of teams playing preliminary round tournaments. In men's play, the top two teams in each pool advance to the semi-finals. In the women's tournament, the top three teams advance. Top of page History My Blog Biography Glossaries Calendar ... Directory Note: RR = Round Robin Year Gold Final Silver Bronze England Ireland Not held Great Britain RR Denmark Belgium Not held India Netherlands Germany India RR Japan United States India Germany Netherlands India Great Britain Netherlands India Netherlands Great Britain India Pakistan Germany Pakistan India Spain India Pakistan Australia Pakistan Australia India F.R. Germany
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