International Hockey Federation

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International Hockey Federation
International Hockey Federation Logo.svg
AbbreviationFIH
Formation7 January 1924;97 years ago (1924-01-07)
Founded at Paris, France
Type Federation of national associations
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
137 national associations
Official language
English, French [1]
President
Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra
CEO
Thierry Weil
Affiliations IOC
Website Fih.ch

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. [2] FIH is responsible for field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

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History

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. [3] 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.

Structure

Map of the World with the five confederations. International Hockey Federation map.png
Map of the World with the five confederations.

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.

  AfHF – African Hockey Federation
  AHF – Asian Hockey Federation
  EHF – European Hockey Federation
  OHF – Oceania Hockey Federation
  PAHF – Pan American Hockey Federation

The FIH World Rankings was updated once after the major tournament finished, based on FIH sanction tournaments.

Recognition and awards

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.

FIH tournaments

Outdoor

Major
Defunct
Other

Indoor

Title holders

Current
CompetitionMen'sWomen's
Olympic tournamentFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (2016)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (2016)
World CupFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (2018)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (2018)
FIH Pro LeagueFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2019)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (2019)
Junior World CupFlag of India.svg  India (2016)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (2016)
Youth Olympic Hockey5s TournamentFlag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia (2018)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (2018)
Indoor World CupFlag of Austria.svg  Austria (2018)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2018)
Last (after the competition abolished)
National Teams
CompetitionMen'sWomen's
Champions TrophyFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2018)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (2018)
Hockey World LeagueFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2016–17)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (2016–17)
Champions Challenge IFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (2014)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2014)
Champions Challenge IIFlag of Ireland hockey team.svg  Ireland (2011)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (2011)

Partners

The following are the partners of the International Hockey Federation: [4]

See also

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References

  1. "International Hockey Federation Statutes" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. "Executive Board". FIH. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  3. Sathe, Mukund. "Paul Léautey". This Day in History. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  4. "International Hockey Federation". FIH. Retrieved 28 October 2012.