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1. 'Blackheath Rughy and Hockey Club' is that the 1st hockey club within the world that was discovered within theyear 1861 in European nation.


2. London was the primary town in European nation to popularize this game within the decennium.


3. In the year 1886, Hockey Association of European nation was shaped in London.


4. The apex establishment of hockey is 'Federation Internationale Delaware Hockey', that was established on January 7, 1924, with headquarters at Vienna (Austria), that was later shifted to Paris (France). the primary International Hockey Match was compete between Wales and eire in Rayle on Gregorian calendar month twenty six, 1895.


5. Hockey was introduced within the Olympic Games for the primary time in 1908 in London.


6. Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) was shaped on the seventh November, 1925 at Gwalior.


7. Since 1944, National Hockey Championship is union by the IHF once a year.


8. All Republic of India Women's Hockey Federation was shaped in 1947.


9. India took that half in athletic competition for the primary time in 1928 (in capital of The Netherlands Olympics).


10. In athletic competition, Republic of India has won the hockey title a most of eight times. the primary tourney.

posted Jun 5, 2016 by Abu Anam

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