Kenya women's team back in Olympic Qualifier

Lausanne, Mar 31(UNI) Kenya Women's hockey team will take part in the World Hockey Olympic Qualifier to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 12 to 20.

Earlier, the Kenya Hockey Union had announced its decision to withdraw from the Qualifier because of the recent political turmoil in its country resulting in insufficient financial means to enable its team to participate in this tournament.

However, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Els van Breda Vriesman, was successful in achieving the support from the IOC's Olympic Solidarity and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and as a result the FIH has been informed that the Kenya women's team will participate in the Qualifier.


Story first published: Monday, March 31, 2008, 18:35 [IST]
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