After winning gold as Great Britain & Ireland at the 1920 Summer Olympics, the first British Hockey Board (BHB) was formed in 1948 ahead of the Games being hosted in London that summer.
Since then it has always been Great Britain who have competed at the Olympics while representation at other tournaments such as the Hockey Champions Trophy and FIH Hockey Pro League has been split between GB and individual Home Nations competing in their own right.
Read below to find out how Great Britain have fared across the various competitions over the years.
Great Britain currently sit fourth in the overall Olympic medal table having collected four golds and 13 pieces of silverware in total. Their first haul came at the 1908 Games in London, with the Home Nations completing a clean sweep as England's men finished first, Ireland second and both Wales and Scotland secured bronze.
A gold for Great Britain & Ireland's men followed in 1920 before a silver and bronze medals followed in 1948 and 1952 respectively. After a wait of more than 30 years, GB finally returned to the podium positions by winning bronze at LA '84 before that incredible run to gold followed in Seoul four years later.
That Games also saw GB's women compete at an Olympics for the first time and four years later they brought home their first medal, winning bronze at Barcelona '92. They repeated that feat in front of thousands of home fans at London 2012 before going on to become Olympic champions for the first time in 2016.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the women won bronze to become the first British hockey team to medal at three consecutive Games. In addition, Laura Unsworth became the first British player (male or female) to win silverware at three separate Olympics.
For a more detailed look at GB's Olympic history, click here.
Great Britain's men and women were both invited to take part in the inaugural FIH Hockey Pro League in 2019, a brand new competition which sees the world's best go head-to-head.
The men kicked off their campaign in scintillating fashion, coming from 4-1 down to beat Spain 6-5 in an all-time classic before also putting six past New Zealand in their second match. They eventually finished fourth in the table and went on to compete at the Grand Final, where they were narrowly beaten to bronze by The Netherlands.
Mark Hager's women endured a mixed debut campaign, eventually finishing eighth in the table. However they put in some strong performances against Australia, The Netherlands, New Zealand and USA.
The 2019 edition also saw GB make history through the Big Stadium Hockey project. For the first time, a temporary pitch was laid at The Twickenham Stoop for the final round of league matches against New Zealand while 11,500 spectators piled into the stadium, making it the biggest hockey crowd in the UK since the London 2012 Olympics.
Both teams returned to compete in the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League, which was postponed in March of that year due to the Covid-19 pandemic before being extended to run until May 2021. After a series of games in Australia and New Zealand in February 2020, neither team returned to action as a result of the pandemic until October and November of that year, where they played games away in The Netherlands and Belgium.
They then returned to play their first home fixtures since the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers in the summer of 2021, starting with a double header against Germany. The men won both of their games in front of an empty stadium while they women produced one win and one draw. A few days later they returned, the men recording a draw and a victory against Spain while the women thrashed the USA 5-0 and 5-1.
The 2022 FIH Hockey Pro League will see England compete against the world's best before Great Britain return for the 2023 edition.
Great Britain's men won a bronze medal in the first ever edition of the Champions Trophy in 1978 before following that up with a silver in 1984 and another bronze in 1985. They went on to compete in another 12 tournaments but were unable to force their way onto the podium again, finishing fourth on three occasions, including their last appearance when it was held in London in 2016.
The women made their debut in 1987 but would have to wait until 2012 to win their first - and only - medal. With a squad of whom many would go on to win Olympic bronze later that year, they eased through to the final without losing a game but came up just short against a strong Argentina side and had to settle for silver.
The second edition of the FIH Hockey World League in 2014/15 also acted as an Olympic qualification tournament and therefore saw both GB's men and women participate.
Both squads duly qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals in 2015, with the women winning all seven games in which they played on their way to a fantastic gold medal in Valencia. The men also returned home from Belgium with silverware after some eye-catching displays, the highlight of which was a 5-1 dismantling of India to win bronze. Both teams also qualified for the FIH Hockey World League Finals later that year but were unable to add to their medal collection.
The 2012/13 and 2016/17 editions of the FIH Hockey World League saw the Home Nations compete separately, with England's men and women winning a number of medals between them across the various Semi-Finals and Finals competitions.
On two of the three occasions GB's men have been invited to participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, they have returned with silverware to their name.
Most recently - and memorably - the side won a fantastic gold in 2017, overcoming Australia 4-3 in a thrilling final thanks to two goals from David Goodfield and additional strikes from Alan Forsyth and Ollie Willars. That followed on from the bronze medal they won in 2011, while the following year they just missed out on repeating that feat as they were beaten by India.
England's men have also stood on the podium three times at the tournament, winning gold in 1994, silver in 2018 and bronze in 1987.