When to watch field hockey during the Paris 2024 Olympics
Field hockey, also known simply as “hockey,” has roots stretching back to ancient times. Modern field hockey originated in England in the mid-19th century and the sport has grown in popularity over time. Gender balance is a fundamental principle of this sport; Of the 30 million gamers worldwide, approximately 51% are women and 49% are men.
Field hockey made its debut at the 1908 London Olympics, but the women’s game was not introduced until the 1980 Moscow Games. India has dominated the history of the sport as the men’s team has won eight gold medals and six consecutive titles between 1928 and 1956, enjoying a stretch of 30 wins. Other countries have climbed to the top of the international rankings – including Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and France – promoting the sport on a global scale.
The USA did not qualify for the field hockey tournament and therefore did not participate in the Tokyo event.
Field hockey will take place at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games between July 27 and August 9, where there will be both a 12-team women’s tournament and a 12-team men’s tournament.