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A field hockey game in Fenerbahçe Stadium

A field hockey game in Fenerbahçe Stadium, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:A field hockey game in Fenerbahçe Stadium
Description:Three field hockey players are in action in Fener stadı, Kadıköy, all of them wearing white jerseys, white shorts and black socks. Two players are fighting for the ball while a third player is close behind, ready to intercept it. The pitch is not an even lawn – it is damaged and interspersed with either sand or bare soil. A white pavillon stands on the sideline in the background.
Comment:Field hockey was introduced to the Ottoman Empire by the British, who organized a first match in Kadıköy in 1910. During World War I, Fenerbahçe Kulübü was among the first clubs to popularize hockey within the Ottoman Empire and later in the Turkish Republic.
Location:Istanbul, Kadıköy
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:520 Recreation > 526 Athletic Sports
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
340 Structures > 345 Recreational Structures
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: CIM HOKEYI - FENERBAHCE STADI - 004R
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman