Sydney, Australia 2000
September 15 to October 1, 2000
More than 10,000 athletes from 198 countries will take part in 28 sports.
VOLLEYBALL - MEN
VOLLEYBALL - WOMEN
OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION: The USA WOMEN had three chances to qualify: - finish in the top three at the World Cup in November 1999 (finished 9th) - win the NORCECA Tournament in January 2000 (WON) - or finish in the top three at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June 2000 (DNP)
To qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, a team had to post a minimum of eight FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour finishes between the 1st January, 1999 through to 15th August, 2000.
Men's FIVB World Rankings - 15 August 2000
Women's FIVB World Rankings - 15 August 2000
The most teams a nation could qualify for Sydney is two per gender, except the host Australia, who can be represented by three teams in each competition.
Beach Volleyball - Bondi Beach Indoor Volleyball - 1) Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour (capacity 12,500) 2) Sports Pavilion 4, Sydney Olympic Park (capacity 7,000)
Indoor volleyball competition includes 24 teams
(12 mens teams, 12 womens teams).
Men's teams - 12 athletes per team, Women's teams - 11 athletes per team.
Beach volleyball competition includes 48 teams (24 mens teams, 24 womens teams).
Men's and women's teams - 2 athletes per team (doubles).
From the Sydney Olympics Site (October 3, 1997):
"Women's beach volleyball teams will be increased from 16 to 24, the same as the men.
INDOOR - 12 COUNTRIES
Women - Indoor (12)
BEACH - 24 TEAMS
Original Olympics 776BC to 393AD
Modern Olympics 1896-
Olympics with Indoor Volleyball 1964-
Olympics with Beach Volleyball 1996-
Around 5.5 million tickets will go on sale in 1999, the vast majority of which will be for purchase in Australia. No Olympic Games has ever sold out and there are strict quotas for ticket sales in other countries through their National Olympic Committees (NOCs).
SOCOG's Ticketing Policy of is still being finalised. Their official Ticketing Policy and pricing structure is due to be presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by September 1998.
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