Harare : Zimbabwe will not be represented in any of the team sports at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing after the national women's hockey side ended the African Zone qualifying tournament winless in Nairobi, Kenya, last weekend, The Herald reported Thursday.
The Zimbabwe women's side found the going tough in the week-long tournament where they only managed to score one goal and conceded 14 in four matches against hosts Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Ghana.
The women's Olympic Games qualifying tournament was held simultaneously with the men's competition in Nairobi.
Zimbabwe was not represented in the men's qualifiers after the Hockey Association of Zimbabwe failed to raise enough money to send a team.
The failure by the women's team to make the grade at Nairobi will leave Zimbabwe without a representative side in any of the team sports during next year's Beijing Olympics.
The women's team was only able to travel to Nairobi after they received financial assistance from the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee.