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|Formation||7 January 1924|
|Founded at||Paris, France|
|Type||Federation of national associations|
|137 national associations|
|Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra|
The Fédération Internationale de Hockey (English: International Hockey Federation), commonly known by the acronym FIH, is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey. Its headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland and the president is Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra.FIH is responsible for field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.
FIH was founded on 7 January 1924 in Paris by Paul Léautey, who became the first president, in response to field hockey's omission from the programme of the 1924 Summer Olympics.First members complete to join the seven founding members were Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Spain and Switzerland.
In 1982, the FIH merged with the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA), which had been founded in 1927 by Australia, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Wales.
The organisation is based in Lausanne, Switzerland since 2005, having moved from Brussels, Belgium.
In total, there are 138 member associations within the five confederations recognised by FIH. This includes Great Britain which is recognised as an adherent member of FIH, the team was represented at the Olympics and the Champions Trophy. England, Scotland and Wales are also represented by separate teams in FIH sanctioned tournaments.
The FIH World Rankings was updated once after the major tournament finished, based on FIH sanction tournaments.
The Player of the Year Awards have been given annually since 1998 for men and women, while the young category was added in 2001 to honour the best performances for junior players (under 21).
Another award, the "Honorary Award", was given to people who have made outstanding contributions to field hockey.
|Olympic tournament||Argentina (2016)||Great Britain (2016)|
|World Cup||Belgium (2018)||Netherlands (2018)|
|FIH Pro League||Australia (2019)||Netherlands (2019)|
|Junior World Cup||India (2016)||Argentina (2016)|
|Youth Olympic Hockey5s Tournament||Malaysia (2018)||Argentina (2018)|
|Indoor World Cup||Austria (2018)||Germany (2018)|
|Last (after the competition abolished)|
|Champions Trophy||Australia (2018)||Netherlands (2018)|
|Hockey World League||Australia (2016–17)||Netherlands (2016–17)|
|Champions Challenge I||South Korea (2014)||United States (2014)|
|Champions Challenge II||Ireland (2011)||Belgium (2011)|
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