The Info List - International Hockey Federation

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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 located in Lausanne, Switzerland and the president is Narinder Batra.[2] FIH is responsible for field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.


1 History 2 Structure 3 Recognition and awards 4 FIH events

4.1 Outdoor 4.2 Indoor

5 Partners 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] 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. Structure[edit]

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      ASHF – Asian Hockey Federation      EHF – European Hockey Federation      OHF – Oceania Hockey Federation      PAHF – Pan American Hockey Federation

The FIH World Rankings
FIH World Rankings
was updated once after the major tournament finished, based on FIH sanction tournaments. Recognition and awards[edit] 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. Since 2006, FIH has named All-Star Teams.[3] FIH events[edit] Outdoor[edit]

Hockey World Cup Women's Hockey World Cup Hockey Junior World Cup Masters Hockey World Cup Women's Hockey Junior World Cup Olympic Games in cooperation with International Olympic Committee Hockey World League Hockey Champions Trophy Hockey Champions Challenge I Hockey Champions Challenge II


Indoor Hockey World Cup

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

Argentina un país con buena gente Grays Clothing Hero MotoCorp Musco Lighting

See also[edit]

FIH World Rankings Hockey Rules Board History of field hockey


^ " International Hockey Federation
International Hockey Federation
Statutes" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 28 October 2012.  ^ "Leandro Negre elected as FIH President". FIH. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008. [permanent dead link] ^ "FIH Player of the Year Awards". FIH. Retrieved 28 October 2012.  ^ "International Hockey Federation". FIH. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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National members of the International Hockey Federation

AfHF (Africa)

Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Ivory Coast Egypt Ghana Kenya Libya Malawi Mauritius Morocco Namibia Nigeria Seychelles Sierra Leone South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

PAHF (Americas)

Argentina Bahamas Barbados Bermuda Brazil Canada Cayman Islands Chile Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Guyana Jamaica Mexico Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Trinidad and Tobago USA Uruguay Venezuela

AsHF (Asia)

Afghanistan Bangladesh Brunei Cambodia China

Hong Kong

India Indonesia Iran Japan Kazakhstan Korea DPR Korea Macau Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan Philippines Qatar Singapore Sri Lanka Chinese Taipei Tajikistan Thailand Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan

EHF (Europe)

Armenia Austria Arzeibaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark England Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Gibraltar Great Britain Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine Wales

Former members: Soviet Union

OHF (Oceania)

American Samoa Australia Fiji Papua New Guinea(PNG) New Zealand Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Vanuatu

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International field hockey

FIH World Cup

Men Women Men Junior Women Junior

World League Champions Trophy Olympics Youth Olympics World Rankings Achievements by nation


AFHF – African Cup for Nations


PAHF – Pan American Cup Pan American Junior Championship Pan American Challenge Indoor Pan American Cup


AHF – Asia Cup Asian Champions Trophy Junior Asia Cup Indoor Asia Cup


EHF – Nations Championship EuroHockey Nations Challenge EuroHockey Nations Trophy


OHF – Oceania Cup


All-Africa Games Asian Games Commonwealth Games Friendship Games Pacific Games Pan American Games Universiade


Pannonia Cup Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Pro League
Hockey Pro League
(starts in 2019) Champions Challenge I (defunct) Champions Challenge II (defunct)

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International sports federations

ASOIF (28) Summer Olympics Federations

WA (archery) IAAF (athletics) BWF (badminton) FIBA
(basketball) AIBA (boxing) ICF (canoeing) UCI (cycling) FEI (equestrianism) FIE (fencing) FIFA
(football/soccer) IGF (golf) FIG (gymnastics) IHF (handball) FIH (field hockey) IJF (judo) UIPM (modern pentathlon) FISA (rowing) WR (rugby) WS (sailing) ISSF (shooting) FINA
(aquatic sports) ITTF (table tennis) WT (taekwondo) ITF (tennis) ITU (triathlon) FIVB (volleyball) IWF (weightlifting) UWW (wrestling)

AIOWF (7) Winter Olympics Federations

IBU (biathlon) IBSF (bobsleigh and skeleton) WCF (curling) IIHF (ice hockey) FIL (luge) ISU (skating sports) FIS (skiing sports)

ARISF (39) Others recognised by IOC

FAI (air sports) IFAF (american football) FIA (auto racing) FIB (bandy) WBSC (baseball and softball) FIPV (basque pelota) WCBS (billiard sports) CMSB (boules) WB (bowling) WBF (bridge) ICU (cheer) FIDE
(chess) UIAA (mountaineering) ICC (cricket) WDSF (dance sport) FMJD (draughts) IFF (floorball) WFDF (flying disc) WKF (karate) IKF (korfball) ILSF (life saving) FIM (motorcycle sport) IFMA (muay Thai) INF (netball) IOF (orienteering) FIP (polo) UIM (powerboating) IRF (racquetball) FIRS (roller sports) ISMF (ski mountaineering) IFSC (sports climbing) WSF (squash) IFS (sumo) ISA (surfing) TWIF (tug-of-war) CMAS (underwater sports) FISU (university sports) IWWF (waterski and wakeboard) IWUF (wushu)

Others in GAISF (21)

IAF (aikido) IFBB (body building) ICSF (casting) WDF (darts) IDBF (dragon boat) IFA (fistball) IGF (go) IFI (ice stock sport) JJIF (ju-jitsu) FIK (kendo) WAKO (kickboxing) FIL (lacrosse) WMF (minigolf) IPF (powerlifting) FIAS (sambo) FISav (savate) ISTAF (sepaktakraw) ISFF (sleddog) ISTF (soft tennis) CIPS (sport fishing)

GAISF observer members (9)

WAF (arm wrestling) WDA (dodgeball) FIFG (footgolf) IUKL (kettlebell lifting) IFP (poker) IPSF (pole dance) ITSF (table football/soccer) RLIF (rugby league) IPF (padel)

Others (20)

ARI (australian rules football) IBA (bodyboarding) PBA (bowls) IFBA (broomball) WCF (croquet) IGAA (gaelic football and hurling) IKF (kabaddi) IMMAF (mixed martial arts) WMRA (mountain running) IPSC (practical shooting) IQA (quidditch) IFMAR (radio-controlled racing) IRF (rogaining) WSSF (snowshoe running) ISF (skyrunning) WSSA (sport stacking) ITPF (tent pegging) FIT (touch football) ITRA (trail running) IAU (ultra running)

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