New Delhi: International Hockey Federation (IHF) has approved that India will host the 2012 London Olympics qualifying hockey tournament at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from February 18-26 next year. 

IHF has sent the confirmation to Hockey India (HI) through a mail.

A statement in the mails states that, six teams from both Men’s and Women’s category will participate in 2012 Olympics qualifying tournament.

In the men's category along with host India, Canada, France, Italy, Poland and England will participate.

While, in the women's category India, Canada, South Africa, Italy, Ukraine and Poland will be fighting it out for the lone ticket to London Olympics.

(JPN/Bureau)