Field Hockey in the Olympics
By: Samantha Saveriano
Moving Forward: 1924-1928, 1980
- Field hockey was removed from the 1924 Summer Games in Paris, because there was a lack of an international structure.
- The International Hockey Federation was formed later that year and men's field hockey was a part of the 1928 games in Amsterdam.
- The first women’s field hockey games were held at the 1980 games in Moscow.
At the 2012 games in London, there were 12 men’s teams and 12 women's teams competing.
Germany won the men’s games and the Netherlands won the women’s games.
- At the 2016 games in Brazil, there will also be 24 total teams participating.