Published on: January 14, 2023

2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup

2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup

Why in news?  The international hockey federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in the Indian state of Odisha

2023 – FIH Hockey World Cup Highlight

  • India is hosting the series for the fourth time (only country to host 4 times)
  • Odisha is hosting it for second time after 2018 (Mumbai (1982) ; New Delhi (2010))
  • Host country: India
  • Tournament will be held at : Kalinga Stadium , Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
  • Official Mascot : Smiling Olly(to celebrate Olive Ridley Turtles and the state’s sustained effort to conserve their habitats)

International  hockey federation (FIH)

  • Founded in 1924
  • Responsible for major international tournaments
  • Headquartered: Lausanne,Switzerland
  • It is Recognized by International Olympic committee