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Qatar, Jamaica join world hockey

Updated: May 19, 2012, 12:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- The International Ice Hockey Federation has added Qatar and Jamaica as its 71st and 72nd member nations.

The IIHF says Qatar will become a full member after an audit, and Jamaica joins as an associate member.

The decisions were taken at the governing body's annual congress in Helsinki, Finland, during the world championships.

The IIHF says Qatar formed an ice hockey body in 2010 and has two rinks in Doha. The tiny desert nation runs a five-team national league.

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