Annoucement on Spots in the London Olympics

A corporate judicial person: Japan Hockey Association

To All Persons Concerned with News Media

Qualification for the London Olympics has been decided
-One Men’s National Team and Two Women’s National team from Asia Games

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 Men’s Asian Champion and both Women’s Asian Champion and Women’s  second place team qualify for the London Olympics. We would appreciate if you get this news on your media.

Sincerely yours,  

1.  12 countries to participate the London Olympics (Each Men and Women)

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

2.  3 Countries allocated by World Ranking

  • Men : Europe (2), Oceania(1)
  • Women : Europe (1), Oceania (2), Asia (1)

3. World Final Preliminary : 3 countries (18 Participating spots in Preliminary)

  • Men : Africa (1), Asia (5), Europe (8), Oceania (0), Pan-America(4)
  • Women : Africa (0), Asia (4), Europe (8), Oceania (0), Pan-America(6)

4.  The way to the London Olympics

  • Samurai Japan
    Champion in Asian Games or Champion in World Final Preliminary
  • Sakura Japan
    More that the 2nd place in Asian Games or Champion in World Final Preliminary

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For any other queries, please contact the undersigned directly.

Japan Hockey Association Officials 

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