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Hockey is a sport where two teams compete by trying to manoeuvre a ball, or a hard, round, rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck, into the opponent's net or goal, using a hockey stick.

Modern field hockey sticks are J-shaped and constructed of a composite of wood, glass fibre or carbon fibre (sometimes both) and have a curved hook at the playing end, a flat surface on the playing side and curved surface on the rear side.

Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, sand-based or water-based artificial turf, with a small, hard ball.

In most countries, the game is played between single-sex sides, although they can be mixed-gender.

Hockey was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1958 and beach hockey was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.



International Hockey Federation pursues goal of unified Korean team at Olympics
05 Feb 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2019: The International Hockey Federation has put together an action plan aimed at the participation of a unified Korean hockey team for future international events including the 2020 T.....

India knocked out of men's hockey World Cup
15 Dec 2018

Odisha, India, December 13, 2018: The Netherlands crushed home hopes with a 2-1 victory over India in the quarterfinals of the IHF Men's Hockey World Cup at Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

India, the last of the four Asian .....