Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics

Ice hockey made its first appearance at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. Four years later, what is now known as the first Winter Olympics was held, and an ice hockey event was included. A women's ice hockey event was added to the Olympic program in Nagano 1998. It was also the first time the ice hockey competition was open to professionals. There is currently two gold medals up for grabs in ice hockey - in men's and women's ice hockey.

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