2012 Summer Olympics (Games of the XXX Olympiad)

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September

 

Beach Volleyball

Venue: Horse Guards Parade
Dates: Saturday 28 July – Thursday 9 August
Medal events: 2  (men, women)
Athletes: 96 (48 men, 48 women; 24 teams in each event)

A total of 24 teams in the men's and women's edition will compete for the gold medal in a competition spanning 13 days from July 28-August 9.

Beach volleyball was introduced to the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996. It is one of the most popular events on the calendar, boasting full houses.

At Beijing in 2008, USA's Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser clinched men's gold by defeating Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz of Brazil while Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor made it a double for the US as they beat home duo Wang Jie and Tian Jia.

TEAMS

Men

Emanuel-Alison             [ 1] BRA A
Rogers-Dalhausser     [ 2] USA B
Brink-Reckermann         [ 3] GER C
Gibb-Rosenthal           [ 4] USA D
Nummerdor-Schuil         [ 5] NED E
Grotowski-Garcia-Thompson [6] GBR F
Cunha-Ricardo             [ 7] BRA F
Erdmann-Matysik           [ 8] GER E
Fijalek-Prudel                 [ 9] POL D
Xu-Wu                         [10] CHN C
Herrera-Gavira           [11] ESP B
Heuscher-Bellaguarda [12] SUI A
Nicolai-Lupo               [13] ITA A
Benes P.-Kubala         [14] CZE B
Heyer-Chevallier          [15] SUI C
Samoilovs-Sorokins     [16] LAT D
Plavins-Smedins, J.     [17] LAT E
Skarlund-Spinnangr     [18] NOR F
Reader-Binstock         [19] CAN F
Fañe-Hernandez          [20] VEN E
Goldschmit-Chiya        [21] RSA D
Semenov-Prokopiev [22] RUS C
Asahi-Shiratori         [23] JPN B
Doppler-Horst          [24] AUT A

Women

Larissa-Juliana [1] BRA A
Zhang Xi-Xue [2] CHN B
May-Treanor-Walsh [3] USA C
Kessy-Ross [4] USA D

Talita-Antonelli [5] BRA E
Mullin-Dampney [6] GBR F
Cicolari-Menegatti [7] ITA F
Goller-Ludwig [8] GER E
Van Iersel-Keizer [9] NED D
Slukova-Kolocova [10] CZE C
Kuhn-Zumkehr [11] SUI B
Holtwick-Semmler [12] GER A
Klapalova-Hajeckova [13] CZE A
Arvaniti-Tsiartsiani [14] GRE B
Schwaiger D.-Schwaiger S. [15] AUT C
Liliana-Baquerizo [16] ESP D
Palmer-Bawden [17] AUS E
Ukolova-Khomyakova [18] RUS F
Lessard-Martin [19] CAN F
Meppelink-van Gestel [20] NED E
Gallay-Zonta [21] ARG D
Cook-Hinchley [22] AUS C
Vasina-Vozakova [23] RUS B
Li Yuk Lo-Rigobert [24] MRI A

Qualification Process - Beach Volleyball

Olympic Qualification Ranking - Men

Olympic Qualification Ranking - Women

Qualification Points were accumulated thru the FIVB Rome event, 12-17 June 2012.

 

Volleyball

Venue: Earls Court
Date: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
Medal events: 2  (men, women)
Athletes: 288 (144 men, 144 women: 12 teams in each event)

The historic Earls Court in the west of London is set to host the London 2012 Olympic Games volleyball tournament.

A total of 12 teams in the men's and women's edition will compete for the gold medal in a competition spanning 16 days from July 28-August 12.

Volleyball was first introduced to the Olympics at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.

In Beijing Brazil's women claimed their first ever gold medal at the event with victory over USA in the final, while the American men reversed the result by beating the Brazilians in their final.

TEAMS

Men

POOL A:

3 Italy
4 Poland
8 Argentina
9 Bulgaria
22 Australia
92 Great Britain

POOL B:

1 Brazil
2 Russia
6 United States
7 Serbia
13 Germany
18 Tunisia

Number indicates FIVB Ranking

2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 - Matt Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
2 - Sean Rooney (OH, 6-9, Wheaton, Ill., Pepperdine)
4 - David Lee (MB, 6-8, Alpine, Calif., Long Beach State)
5 - Rich Lambourne (L, 6-3, Tustin, Calif., BYU)
6 - Paul Lotman (OH, 6-7, Lakewood, Calif., Long Beach State)
7 - Donald Suxho (S, 6-5, Korce, Albania, University of Southern California)
8 - Reid Priddy (OH, 6-5, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
11 - Brian Thornton (S, 6-3, San Clemente, Calif., UC Irvine)
12 - Russell Holmes (MB, 6-8, Fountain Valley, Calif., BYU)
13 - Clay Stanley (OPP, 6-9, Honolulu, Hawai'i, Hawaii)
20 - David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21 - David McKienzie (Opp, 6-4, Littleton, Colo., Long Beach State)

Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Team Manager: Rob Browning (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: John Speraw (Irvine, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen (Lafayette, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Medical Support: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)
Scout Coach: Andy Read (Garden Grove, Calif.)
Scout Coach: Mike Sealy (Santa Monica, Calif.)

Women

POOL A:

3 Japan
4 Italy
7 Russia
9 Dominican Republic
16 Algeria
69 Great Britain

POOL B:

1 United States
2 Brazil
5 China
6 Serbia
11 Turkey
42 Korea

Number indicates FIVB Ranking

 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)

2 - Danielle Scott-Arruda (MB, 6-2, Baton Rouge, La., Long Beach State)
3 - Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Opp, 6-7, Laguna Hills, Calif., Long Beach State)
4 - Lindsey Berg (S, 5-8, Honolulu, Hawaii, Minnesota)
5 - Tamari Miyashiro (L, 5-7, Kaneohe, Hawaii, Washington)
6 - Nicole Davis (L, 5-4, Stockton, Calif., Southern California)
10 - Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Nebraska)
11 - Megan Hodge (OH, 6-3, Durham, N.C., Penn State)
13 - Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, Hopewell, Pa., Penn State)
15 - Logan Tom (OH, 6-1, Salt Lake City, Utah, Stanford)
16 - Foluke Akinradewo (MB, 6-3, Plantation, Fla., Stanford)
17 - Courtney Thompson (S, 5-8, Kent, Wash., Washington)
19 - Destinee Hooker (Opp, 6-4, San Antonio, Texas, Texas)

Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Assistant Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.)
Assistant Coach/Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Giuseppe Vinci (Casteggio, Italy)
Team Manager: Ken Sullivan (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Consultant Coach: Marv Dunphy (Malibu, Calif.)
Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.)
Doctor: Dr. William Stetson

Qualification Process - Volleyball



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