Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

The FIH, hockey’s international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris Olympics of that year. Ever since then, one of FIH’s primary aims has been to maintain hockey’s Olympic status. So, by the time the Games return to Paris in 2024, that objective will have been successfully achieved for a full 100 years.

In recent times though, hockey’s Olympic tenure has been growing ever more doubtful.

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