Zimbabwe team sports out of 2008 Olympic Games
[ 2007-07-31 15:54 ]
Zimbabwe will not be represented in any of the team sports at next year's Olympic Games after the national women's hockey side ended theAfrican Zone qualifying tournament
winless in Nairobi, Kenya, at the weekend, The Herald reported on Tuesday.
The Zimbabwe women's side found the going tough at the week-long tournament where they only managed to score one goal and conceded 14 in four matches against hosts Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Ghana.
The women's Olympic Games qualifying tournament was held simultaneously with the men's competition in Nairobi.
Zimbabwe was not represented in the men's qualifiers after the Hockey Association of Zimbabwe failed to raise enough money to send a team.
The Zimbabwe women's team was only able to travel to Nairobi after they received some financial assistance from the Olympic Solidarity through the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee.
The failure by the team to make the grade at the Nairobi tournament will leave Zimbabwe without a representative side in any of the team sports during next year's Olympic Games in Beijing.
African Zone qualifying tournament：非洲地区资格赛