The South African Hockey Association confirms that the SA Women and Men’s Hockey teams will not be going to the Rio Olympic games, this after the IOC reviewed the International Hockey Federation’s appeal submitted on behalf of SAHA and found in favour of the national olympic committee of South Africa – SASCOC.
SAHA CEO Marissa Langeni says: ‘It is with great sadness that we receive this news. We accept and respect the final decision of the IOC. We will continue our efforts to lobby for the review of the general qualification criteria of SASCOC beyond the 2016 Olympic Games.’
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