Japan hosts London Olympics Preliminary!

A corporate judicial person: Japan Hockey Association

To All Persons Concerned with News Media

 Japan hosts London Olympics Preliminary
~Saura Japan and Samurai Japan come close to participation in London Olympics~

Dear Sirs and Madams,

   We’re glad to hear that things are going well for you. We would like to express our thanks for your loyal patronage. This time, we announce that the administrative board of International Hockey Federation has decided to hold London Olympic Preliminary in Japan. We would appreciate if you get this news on your media. 

Sincerely yours, 

1. Decision and Approval

  • (Decision) Administrative Board of International Hockey Federation on 11 November 
  • (Approval) Congress of International Hockey Federation at Montreux in Switzerland on 13 November

2. Contents

  • Japan Host (Men’s and Women’s Games)  From 25 April to 6 May, 2012
     at Gifu-ken Green Stadium (Kagamihara-shi)
  • India Host (Men’s and Women’s Games) In Febrary, 2012
  • Azerbaijan (Women’s Games) Date is not fixed. 

3. Fixed Contents – 12 countries to participate – Each Men and Women

  • Continental Preliminary : 5 countries
  • Host : 1 country
  • Allocation by World Ranking : 3 countries
  • World Final Preliminary : 3 countries

4. Process of Olympic Final Preliminary

  • Round-Robin Tournament among 6 countries
  • Consolation Final (Final, Bronze Medal Match, 5th Place Match)

5. Countries  Participating in Olympic Final Preliminary

  • After all of continental preliminary finishes, participating countries will be fixed around November, 2011

6. World Rankings (as of November, 2010)

  • Japan Men : 16th ranked
  • Japan Women : 9th ranked

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For any other queries, please contact the undersigned directly.

Japan Hockey Association Officials

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