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, is due to be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012,

followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September

 

Beach Volleyball

Key facts -

Venue: Horse Guards Parade
Dates: Saturday 28 July – Thursday 9 August
Medal events: 2
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.

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

Olympic Qualification Ranking - Men   (16 of 24 teams known - April 2012)

Olympic
ranking
Team Country Nb.
part.
Points
1 Rogers-Dalhausser USA USA 12 7,040
2 Emanuel-Alison BRA BRA 11 6,700
3 Brink-Reckermann GER GER 11 6,200
4 Fijalek-Prudel POL POL 12 4,980
5 Nummerdor-Schuil NED NED 14 4,160
6 Heuscher-Bellaguarda SUI SUI 11 3,950
7 Erdmann-Matysik GER GER 14 3,770
8 Fuerbringer-Lucena USA USA 13 3,700
8 Gibb-Rosenthal USA USA 14 3,640 Q
9 Ricardo-Marcio Araujo BRA BRA 7 3,600
10 Xu-Wu CHN CHN 11 3,600
11 Benes P.-Kubala CZE CZE 12 3,260
12 Semenov-Koshkarev RUS RUS 11 2,960
7 Klemperer-Koreng GER GER 10 2,920 Q
13 Herrera-Gavira ESP ESP 8 2,880
14 Plavins-Smedins, J. LAT LAT 11 2,880
15 Heyer-Chevallier SUI SUI 12 2,540
16 Skarlund-Spinnangr NOR NOR 13 2,480
...        
Garcia-Thompson-Grotowski GBR GBR 6 264 H

 

Olympic Qualification Ranking - Women   (17 of 24 teams known - April 2012)

Olympic
ranking
Team Country Nb.
part.
Points
1 Larissa-Juliana BRA BRA 12 7,080
2 May-Treanor-Walsh USA USA 11 6,780
3 Xue-Zhang Xi CHN CHN 14 6,700
4 Kessy-Ross USA USA 14 6,080
5 Talita-Antonelli BRA BRA 14 6,020
6 Cicolari-Menegatti ITA ITA 14 5,280
7 Van Iersel-Keizer NED NED 13 4,820
8 Goller-Ludwig GER GER 13 4,440
Maria Clara-Carol BRA BRA 15 4,320 Q
Fendrick-Hanson USA USA 14 3,940 Q
9 Kuhn-Zumkehr SUI SUI 14 3,420
10 Klapalova-Hajeckova CZE CZE 14 3,410
11 Liliana-Baquerizo ESP ESP 14 3,380
12 Schwaiger D.-Schwaiger S. AUT AUT 14 3,200
13 Slukova-Kolocova CZE CZE 14 3,120
14 Holtwick-Semmler GER GER 12 3,100
Akers-Branagh USA USA 11 2,920 Q
Köhler-Sude GER GER 14 2,720 Q
Lima-Vivian BRA BRA 9 2,260 Q
15 Palmer-Bawden AUS AUS 10 2,240
16 Arvaniti-Tsiartsiani GRE GRE 10 2,220
Hansel-Montagnolli AUT AUT 14 2,210
Gielen-Mouha BEL BEL 11 1,982
Gioria-Momoli ITA ITA 14 1,820
Y. Huang-Yue Y. CHN CHN 15 1,680
Bansley-Maloney CAN CAN 13 1,594
Saka-Rtvelo GEO GEO 16 1,560
Nystrom Em.-Nystrom Er. FIN FIN 15 1,540
Borger-Büthe GER GER 8 1,398
Candelas-Garcia MEX MEX 14 1,380
Ukolova-Khomyakova RUS RUS 11 1,364
Lili-Vieira BRA BRA 8 1,350
Vasina-Vozakova RUS RUS 9 1,134
Mullin-Dampney GBR GBR 13 1,080 H

 

Qualification Process - Beach Volleyball

 

 

Volleyball

Key facts -

Venue: Earls Court
Date: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
Medal events: 2
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.

 

Qualified Teams - Men :

  Country Qualification
1 Great Britain Host
2 Russia 2011 FIVB World Cup 1st   November 20-December 4, 2011
3 Poland 2011 FIVB World Cup 2nd
4 Brazil 2011 FIVB World Cup 3rd
5 Tunisia Continental Qualification Tournament - Africa (CAVB)   January 16-21, 2012 (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
6 Continental Qualification Tournament - Asia   June 1-10, 2012
7 Continental Qualification Tournament - Europe   May 8-13, 2012 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
8 Continental Qualification Tournament - Norceca   May 7-12, 2012 (Long Beach, California)
9   Continental Qualification Tournament - South America   May 11-13, 2012 (Almirante Brown, Argentina)
10   World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Tokyo, Japan) June 1-10, 2012
11 World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Rome, Italy) June 8-10, 2012
12   World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Berlin, Germany) June 8-10, 2012
     

FIVB Volleyball World Ranking - Men

 

Qualified Teams - Women :

  Country Qualification
1 Great Britain Host
2 Italy 2011 FIVB World Cup 1st   November 4-18, 2011
3 USA 2011 FIVB World Cup 2nd
4 China 2011 FIVB World Cup 3rd
5 Algeria Continental Qualification Tournament - Africa (CAVB)   February 2-4, 2012 (Blida, Algeria)
6 Continental Qualification Tournament - Asia   May 19-27, 2012
7 Continental Qualification Tournament - Europe   May 1-6, 2012 (Ankara, Turkey)
8 Continental Qualification Tournament - Norceca   April 27-May 6, 2012 (Tijuana, Mexico)
9   Continental Qualification Tournament - South America   May 8-14, 2012 (São Carlos, Brazil)
10   World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Japan) May 19-27, 2012
11 World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Japan) May 19-27, 2012
12   World Olympic Qualification Tournaments   (Japan) May 19-27, 2012
     

FIVB Volleyball World Ranking - Women

 

Qualification Process - Volleyball

 



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