FIH Urges Hockey Community to Join 30-Minute Movement

FIH Urges Hockey Community to Join 30-Minute Movement

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is urging the hockey community to join the 30-Minute Movement initiative on Olympic Day 2023.

In line with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) theme, “#LetsMove,” the FIH aims to celebrate the joy of sports and commemorate the founding of the modern Olympic Movement by Pierre de Coubertin, marking 129 years since the creation of the IOC.

Inspired by research conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2022, which emphasizes the numerous health benefits derived from engaging in just 30 minutes of physical activity each day, Olympic Day will see Olympians from various sports disciplines hosting digital movement and workout sessions.

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People around the world are encouraged to participate and integrate physical activity into their daily lives beyond Olympic Day.

In a statement, the FIH expressed its pride in supporting the IOC’s initiative and invited the global hockey community to commit to 30 minutes of movement and activity on Olympic Day and beyond.

Prominent hockey athletes, PR Sreejesh from India and Agustina Albertario from Argentina, will contribute to the #LetsMove campaign by hosting a 30-minute session, which fans worldwide can join.

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Regardless of their fitness level, fans can obtain their Olympic Invite and engage in workouts alongside Sreejesh, Albertario, and other renowned athletes on June 23rd, regardless of their location. The principles of sport and activity transcend boundaries and differences and should be accessible to all.

Additionally, the ongoing Special Olympics World Games in Berlin is featuring hockey as a demonstration sport, with over 130 athletes from 12 nations and 4 continents competing for medals in HockeyID.

In Toronto, the FIH Academy is collaborating with Field Hockey Canada to deliver face-to-face courses, including the Hockey Educator course and FIH Level 3 Coaching course. These courses aim to develop hockey skills and will be joined by local young players on June 23rd as part of the Olympic Day celebration.

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FIH President Tayyab Ikram emphasized the importance of physical activity and encouraged hockey players, fans, and community members to support the #LetsMove campaign by being physically active and inspiring their families and friends to do the same. The goal is to collectively inspire and enable the world to move towards better health.

The FIH expressed gratitude to the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) and the Coaches Association of Ontario for their support in making these courses possible.

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