India At Tokyo Olympics: Revised Hockey Schedule
The men’s field hockey tournament at the Tokyo Summer #Olympics will be the 24th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympics. It will take place from 24 July to 6 August 2021.
The women’s Field Hockey tournament at the Tokyo Summer Olympics will be the eleventh edition of the field hockey event for women at the Summer Olympics. It will take place from 24 July to 6 August 2021.
Field hockey, was introduced at the Olympic Games as a men’s competition at the 1908 Games in London, with six teams, including four from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Field hockey was removed from the Summer Olympic Games at the 1924 Paris Games because of the lack of an international sporting structure. The International Hockey Federation (FIH, Fédération Internationale de Hockey) was founded in Paris that year as a response to field hockey’s omission. Men’s field hockey became a permanent feature at the next Olympic Games, the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
For a long time, India dominated the Olympics, winning the men’s gold medal in seven out of eight Olympics from 1928 to 1964. Later, Pakistan was also dominant, winning three gold and three silver medals between 1956 and 1984. India lost their dominance after the 1980s and Pakistan after the 1990s. India won their last gold medal in 1980 and Pakistan in 1984 Games.
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