About Field Hockey
Field Hockey is the
oldest stick and ball game still enduring.
The first time it was played was in Persia in 2000 B.C.
Field Hockey was so popular in the Middle Ages that it was taboo in
England for a while because it interrupted with archery, which was the basis for
national security. The name
“hockey” comes from the French hocquet, or shepherd’s crook, and it
relates to the “crooked stick.”
occupied the sport for 30 years, engaging all six Olympic gold medals and 30
succeeding games from 1928 – 1956.
Field Hockey began as a sport in the 19th century. The first hockey club is well thought-out to be the “Black Heath” Football and hockey club in southeastern London which goes back to about 1861, maybe even the 1840’s. They were produced in London in 1886. It first appeared in the Olympics in 1908 and since its arrival in 1920. It has been on the series ever since. In 1980, the first Olympic women’s team was established.
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