[Competition venue: Oi Hockey Stadium]

  • Hockey

    Hockey is played by two teams, each consisting of 11 players (one goalkeeper and 10 field players). The team that scores more goals at the end of the match wins.

    Competition area (field):
    55m wide x 91.4m long
    (Water-based pitch: watered turf)
    Goal: 3.66m wide x 2.14m long

    First half - 15 min - (2 min. break) - 15 min
    Half time - 10 min.
    Second half - 15 min - (2 min. break) -15 min

    Key Points

    By dribbling and passing, the offensive side passes through the defensive zone to make a shot. The pace of the match is fast and thrilling. As players can be replaced a number of times, the timing of the substitution greatly affects the match. Currently, there is no offside rule in hockey, leading to more goals. This is one of the fun features of this sport.
    The ball, hit by a 90-cm carbon stick, can travel at speeds of over 200 km/h.shots, aggressive impact between attack and defence sides, and speedy changes in the state of a game are among the major attractions.


    Hockey is the oldest known sport that uses a ball and sticks. Historical records in Egypt show a crude form of this sport played with curved sticks and a projectile. The word hockey is thought to derive from the French word “hocquet,” which means a shepherd's stave.
    The origin of modern hockey can be traced back to the mid-19th century, when it was played by British cricket players who had no cricket matches in winter. The first hockey club was founded in 1871. When a hockey association was formed in 1886, a uniform set of rules was established.
    Hockey debuted at the London 1908 Olympic Games. Excluding the Stockholm Games in 1912 and the Paris Games in 1924, hockey has been played every Olympic Games. Women's hockey has been on the Olympic programme since the Moscow 1980 Games.


    (IOC Announcement, June9, 2017)

    Event 12-team tournament 12-team tournament