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Hockey

A drawing depicting hockey, found on a tomb in Egypt, was dated back to 2050BC - although it remains unclear whether the origins of the sport hail from Africa.

The first hockey club - Blackheath - was formed in London in 1861. Since then the team sport has become one of the most widely played in the world.

During the past 20 years, hockey has been dominated by teams from the Indian sub-continent and Australia - the current Olympic champions.



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