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Hockey History
- Apr 23, 2018 -

The name HOCKEY originated in French, meaning the shepherd's cane. The hockey sport has a long history. The Egyptian pyramids and ancient Greek wall sculptures have images similar to hockey games. China's Tang Dynasty has popularized "step playing" and its movement is similar to today's popular hockey. In the 17th century, hockey was a free-form race without rules. At that time, 100 athletes started a melee in the streets of England.


The modern hockey movement originated in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century and became the first official competition in the London Olympic Games in 1908. It became a fixed event in 1928 and a women's event in 1980. In the 30 years since the 1920s, India almost monopolized all world championships and won a total of six Olympic gold medals from 1928 to 1956. In the history of Indian hockey, there have been a total of five Babel-Singh. The first Singh led the Indians to defeat the Dutch 6-1 and won the Hockey Olympic gold medal in the 1952 Hockey Olympics.


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