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

CONTENTS

* 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

FIH was founded on 7 January 1924 in Paris
Paris
by Paul Léautey, who became the first president, in response to field hockey's omission from the programme of the 1924 Summer Olympics
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
Lausanne
, Switzerland since 2005, having moved from Brussels
Brussels
, Belgium.

STRUCTURE

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
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.

Since 2006, FIH has named All-Star Teams .

FIH EVENTS

OUTDOOR

* Hockey World Cup
Hockey World Cup
* Women\'s Hockey World Cup
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

* Indoor Hockey World Cup