South African Hockey Association (SAHA) chief executive Marissa Langeni wants the country's National Olympic Committee to "do the right thing" and allow at least the men's team to compete at Tokyo 2020.
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We are forever being told that governing bodies in sport always have the best interests of athletes at heart.
South Africa's preparations for Tokyo 2020 appear to have hit another obstacle after the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) revealed it had not yet signed deals with 16 federations regarding selection criteria.
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) President Gideon Sam has said the country's athletes will use this year's African Games in Morocco's capital Rabat as a "benchmark" on their road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.