Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Everything you need to know
Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will begin in a week. Fans are all geared up for the tournament. The Men’s Hockey world cup 2018 is scheduled to be held from November 28th to December 16, 2018, at Kalinga Hockey stadium in Bhubneshwar. The mascot of the Men’s Hockey world cup is Olly. He personifies the spirit of sportsmanship and it gives out an urgent message for conservation of our natural habitat. The opening ceremony of the Men’s Hockey world cup will be graced by Shah Rukh Khan, music sensation AR Rahman along with some other Bollywood celebrities.
Total 16 teams would be playing the tournament. Here are 5 interesting facts about the Men’s Hockey world cup.
1 The tournament is organized by International Hockey Federation and it was started in the year 1971. It is held in every four years.
2. Hockey was introduced in Olympic games for the first time in 1908 in London.
3. The Supreme institution of Hockey is Federation International De Hockey. It was established on January 7, 1924, with headquarters at Vienna(Austria). It was later shifted to Paris ( France). The first international Hockey Match was played on June 26, 1895, between Wales and Ireland.
4. The Indian Hockey Federation was formed at Gwalior in the year 1925. Notably, India joined the International Hockey Federation in 1928 and became the first non -European member.
5. Interestingly, in Olympics, India has won the hockey title 8 times( maximum times) The first Hockey World Cup was played in Barcelona in 1971.
Online Tickets are available
Online tickets for the tournament are now available. The opening ceremony would take place on November 27 and November 28. The online redemption of tickets for the opening ceremony would be done from November 22. The former champion of Hockey World Cup is indeed a strong contender. But you never know who will win the tournament because there are so many teams with the very strong lineup.
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