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Sunday, 16 May 2004

Hardly Sporting, Is It?

I understand that, despite qualifying to attend the Olympics in Athens 2004, the South African Hockey Team may have hit a snag.

The Greeks are miffed at not qualifying; instead of taking their defeat on the chin, "like a man", they have taken the matter up in court (how very mature and sporting of them!).

Their case will be heard at the Court of Arbitration of Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday.

Their argument runs along these lines:

"Since we are hosting this event, our hockey team must appear even if they are not very good".

If the Greeks win then the South Africans, who deserve to attend, will be booted out; as only 12 teams can compete.

Absolutely pathetic, I hope the South Africans win the court case.

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