Sunday, October 1, 2023

Pakistan to Host FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers for First Time ion 20 Years

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that Pakistan, China, and Spain will host the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers from 13 to 21 January 2024. Pakistan will be hosting the event after a 20-year gap since it last hosted it in 2004. The women’s qualifiers will be held in Changzhou, China, and Valencia, Spain, while the men’s qualifiers will take place in Lahore, Pakistan, and Valencia, Spain.

Each tournament will have eight teams, making a total of 16 teams for each gender. The teams have earned their spots based on their performance in the 2023 Continental Championships, with the top teams from each tournament qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

They will join the hosts, France, and the winners of each Continental Championship. The Olympic hockey tournaments will have 12 teams per gender, and each team will consist of 16 athletes.

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