Hockey Teams Gear Up for the Paris 2024 Olympics: The Qualification Process Explained
- By RubaiSport
- Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2023
- Updated Friday, May 5, 2023
An In-Depth Look at the Qualification Process for Field Hockey Teams Eyeing the Paris 2024 Olympics
Hockey has been an integral part of the Olympics since 1908, and its competitive fervor has only grown with time. As we edge closer to the Paris 2024 Olympics, hockey teams from across the globe are gearing up for their journey towards Olympic qualification and the chance to etch their names in history.
To secure a spot in the hockey tournament, teams must navigate through various regional and international tournaments. As we eagerly anticipate the commencement of the tournament, let's delve deeper into the journey that hockey teams will embark upon to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The competition will be fierce as only 12 men's and 12 women's teams will ultimately make it to Paris, with the host country, France, automatically receiving a spot in each event. The journey to Olympic qualification for the both the men's and women's tournaments consist of two pathways: regional tournaments, and the FIH Olympic Qualification Tournaments. Let's take a closer look at each of these pathways and the teams involved.
The regional tournaments are one of the primary pathways for teams to qualify for the Olympics. The top-ranked team for each gender from each regional tournament will earn a spot at Paris 2024, with the regions being Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
The final pathway for teams to qualify for the Olympics is through the Olympic Qualification Tournaments, which will take place in January and February 2024. A total of 16 teams per gender will compete in two separate tournaments, with the top three teams from each tournament qualifying for Paris 2024. The teams that will participate in these tournaments will be determined based on their performance in the regional tournaments