Different types of hockey and their rules (Part 2)
Bandy originated in England in the 19th century, initially known as “hockey on the ice”,  and was popular with European countries around 1900; a nearly similar sport of Russia is also considered a precursor to bandy. Bandy is also known as “Russian hockey”.
The World Championship has been named Bandy World Championship since 1957 while Women’s Bandy World Championship has been held since 2004. In addition, there are national championships for top clubs and clubs. Bandy World Cup tournament takes place every year.
Hockey on the grass
Field hockey matches take place on gravel, natural turf, or turf-covered turf, using a small, hard ball of 73 mm diameter. It is a popular sport among men and women in many regions such as Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Usually matches take place between teams of the same gender, but sometimes both men and women can also play in the same team.
The governing body is the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Men’s hockey has appeared in every Summer Olympics since 1908 except in 1912 and 1924, while women’s hockey has been around since 1980.
Grass hockey sticks are made of synthetic material from wood, fiberglass or carbon fiber. J-shaped rods with hook-shaped tail; the front part of the hook-shaped part is used to control the ball as a flat shape and the back is convex. All strokes are reserved for right-handed people – backhand sticks are not allowed to be worn during competition.
Ice hockey is a competition between two players that use ice skates, which takes place on a flat ice rink, using a circular disc made of vulcanized rubber with a diameter of three inch (76.2 mm) called puck. The puck is often left in icy temperatures before high-level matches to reduce bouncing and reduce ice friction. Popular sports in North America and Europe.