Olympic dream over for India women hockey team

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2012 02:14 AM IST

Indian women team's hopes of qualifying for the London Olympics went up in smoke after suffering a crushing 1-3 defeat against top-ranked South Africa in the finals of hockey qualifiers. India thus had to settle for the silver to continue their 32-year-old jinx of not qualifying for the Olympics. Indian eves had played in the Olympics in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the year the game was introduced, on an invitational basis.

 
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