Last three times field hockey have been played in the Olympics?
1996 - Men's gold: Netherlands, women's gold: Australia
2000 - Men's gold: Netherlands, women's gold: Australia
2004 - Men's gold: Australia, women's gold: Germany
First and foremost, hockey does not have "quarters". It is played in three sections known as "periods". Secondly, the length of each period is unique to the level of hockey that is being played. For a game of professional hockey (i.e. NHL, ECHL, AHL, the Olympics) the periods have a clock time of twenty minutes. Of course this varies with the amount of stopages in the game for penalties, fights, and the rare time out…
What is the term for hitting a field hockey stick three times against another stick and competing for the ball?
If your talking about field hockey then I'm your man. Women's hockey developed separately from men's hockey. Women do not seem to have played hockey widely before the modern era. Women's hockey was first played at British Universities and schools, and the first club, Molesey Ladies Hockey Club, was founded in 1887. The first national association was the Irish Ladies Hockey Union in 1894, and though rebuffed by the Hockey Association, women's hockey grew rapidly…
None. This is one of the reasons baseball was dropped as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Olympic Games. Major League Baseball refuses to make any allowances so players can play for their national team in the Olympics. This is the direct opposite of the National Hockey League which suspends play for three weeks during the Winter Olympics so that its players may join their national teams and participate in the Olympics.