Ice hockey debuted as an Olympic sport in the 1920 Games in Antwerp. Professional athletes were allowed to compete at the Olympics from 1998 through 2014. Women’s ice hockey wasn’t introduced until the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games.
Para ice hockey was introduced in the 1994 Paralympic Games in Lillehammer. Women were allowed to participate in para ice hockey tournaments starting at the 2010 Paralympic Games, however no female players competed that year.