The South African Olympic Committee has upheld its strict qualifying rules meaning the men’s and women’s field hockey teams will not compete at the Olympics. While it is expected that the South African Field Hockey Federation will attempt to appeal the decision I have currently reallocated the spots. The reallocation of the spots will go the highest ranked men’s and women’s team from the 2014-15 World League Semifinals, specifically New Zealand’s men and Spain’s women.
- SA Hockey. SA Hockey Association Press Statement – 20 November. Access on November 21 2015.