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.
When was the last time field hockey was in the Olympics?
Field hockey was played at the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920. It was dropped in 1924, leading to the foundation of the Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon (FIH) as an international governing body by seven continental European nations; and hockey was reinstated as an Olympic game in 1928.
What country is field hockey most popular in?
Field hockey is most popular in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. India has been a powerhouse in the sport for the longest, and it has a massive following. However, Belgium, which is currently the highest-ranked team globally, and other European areas could rival them for the widest support base.
Who is the No 1 hockey player in the world?
|1||Major Dhyan Chand||185|
Who is famous player in hockey?
|Major Dhyan Chand PB|
|Birth name||Dhyan Singh|
|Nickname(s)||The Wizard, The Magician|
|Born||29 August 1905 Allahabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (present day Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)|
|Died||3 December 1979 (aged 74) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India|