The more things change...

...the more they stay the same. Sigh...

Controversy denies South African team Olympic shot

 The National Olympic Committee of South Africa earlier this year excluded the predominantly white men's hockey squad -- the reigning African champions -- from the Sydney Games, igniting a protest that included debate in Parliament.

But the committee refused to yield. Its president, Sam Ramsamy, said the hockey squad didn't have enough black players to represent South Africa and couldn't erase doubts it would improve on its 10th place finish at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Written on September 16, 2000