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
* 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
FIH was founded on 7 January 1924 in
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 .
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.
African Hockey Federation ASHF – Asian Hockey
Federation EHF –
European 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 .
Hockey World Cup
* Indoor Hockey World Cup