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.



Myanmar hockey wins FIH prize for Olympic Day project
23 Aug 2017

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 23, 2017: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has awarded prizes to two National Associations from more than 50 participants for Olympic Day 2017 activities. The pr.....

Iraq, Thailand among Asian countries to promote hockey on Olympic Day
28 Jun 2017

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 28, 2017: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) gained enthusiastic support from around the world in celebrating Olympic Day on June 23. In the build-up to Olympic Day 2017, the FIH had re.....