Pakistan to host Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in January 2024
By News Desk
July 10, 2023 06:40 PM
As confirmed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Monday, Pakistan China, and Spain will host the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers taking place from 13 to 21 January 2024.
Pakistan will host the qualifiers for the most prestigious event for the hockey player Olympics, which would be held in Paris next year.
Spain will host the second qualifying tournament for men teams in Valencia.
China’s Changzhou and Spain’s Valencia will each host a tournament for women qualifiers.
Each tournament will consist of 8 teams (16 teams per gender in total), with following continental quotas in place:
Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers
Pan America: 3
Men’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers
Pan America: 2
The teams filling each quota, and therefore invited to participate, will be based on their performance at the Continental Championships taking place in 2023.
The top 3 teams in each of these FIH Hockey Olympic Qualification Tournaments will qualify for Paris 2024.
They will join hosts France as well as the winners of each Continental Championship (African Hockey Road to Paris, Pan American Games, Asian Games, EuroHockey Championship and Oceania Cup).
As has been the case since Beijing 2008, 12 teams per gender will play at the Paris 2024 Olympic hockey tournaments, with each squad consisting of 16 athletes.