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It wasn't, it was played in the 1980 Winter games. Until 1992, the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. After that, the Winter Olympics were set for 1994 and the two alternate each two years.

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When was Women's Field Hockey introduced into the Olympics?

Women's field hockey was introduced into the Olympics in 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow.


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