The International Hockey Federation has learned this week that men’s and women’s hockey will be among the team sports included in the 2002 Commonwealth Games to be organised in Manchester, England. Men’s and women’s hockey has also been included in the initial schedule proposal by the 2006 organisers in Melboune, Australia.

The Manchester hockey competition will see eight men’s and women’s teams competing.

Hockey’s inclusion in the Commonwealth Games has been confirmed by Mr. Michael Fennell, Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Additional information will be provided as available.

For additional information:
Mary Coyle, FIH Communications Manager
+32 2 219 4537 (phone)
+32 2 219 2761 (fax) (e-mail)