Today (July 16, 2012), FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey / International Hockey Federation) has published a new edition of the FIH Tournament Regulations on the FIH Website. These new Regulations will come into effect from August 13, 2012 until an update is published by the FIH, the world governing body for Field Hockey.
Following the format used for the Regulations for the Olympic Games, the latest Regulations have undergone major review, and the order of each section and appendices is now more logical and stated in clearer words.
Apart from major changes in the sections: The duties and responsibilities of Tournament Directors, Protests and appeals, and Competition formats, most of the content is the same as the earlier edition; but other changes to the Regulations also include:
Appendix 1: the inclusion of an ‘own goal’ before it becomes a mandatory experimental rule with effect from January 2013
Appendices 2 and 4: the method of ranking in a pool competition in Rounds 1 and 2 of the FIH World League
The latest edition of Regulations can be found here on FIH website.