South Africa earns Olympic spot
TOKYO -- South Africa earned the 12th and last berth in the Olympic men's field hockey tournament by beating Japan 2-1 Sunday in the final of the qualifying competition.
Japan's men's team was bidding for its first Olympic slot in 44 years. The Japanese women qualified Saturday with a 5-1 win over Azerbaijan.
South Africa entered the tournament as the top-seeded team. It secured its third straight appearance at the Olympics.
Thornton McDade and Lloyd Norris Jones scored in the ...
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