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The history of hockey

2050 BC
Drawing of hockey found on a tomb in Egypt

1861
Blackheath, the first hockey club, formed in London

1868
Eton College Chronicle draws up first set of rules

1887
Women's hockey club started in Surrey, England

1894
The Irish Ladies Hockey Union formed

1895
Ireland and Wales play first international competition

1901
Hockey introduced in United States by Constance MK Applebee

1908
Hockey makes first appearance at the Olympic Games in London

1912
Hockey dropped from the Stockholm Games

1920
Hockey makes reappearance at the Antwerp Olympic Games

1924
International Hockey Federation (IHF) formed in Paris

1927
International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA) formed

1928
Hockey becomes a permanent sport at the Olympics

1971
The World Cup for hockey introduced

1974
First Women's World Cup held

1976
Artificial turf used for the first time in the Olympics

1980
Women's hockey becomes an Olympic event

1982
FIH and IFWHA come together to form FIH

1998
The first team sports, including hockey, are included the XVI Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

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