Beach volleyball at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

Beach Volleyball at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held from August 17 to August 27. This was the first time beach volleyball was held at the Youth Olympics with indoor volleyball appearing at the 2010 edition.[1] The events took place at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center in Nanjing, China.

Beach Volleyball
at the II Summer Youth Olympic Games
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg
VenueNanjing Olympic Sports Center
Dates17–27 August
No. of events2

QualificationEdit

A total of 36 teams will participate in each gender. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can enter a maximum of 2 teams of 2 athletes, 1 per each gender. As hosts, China was initially given the maximum quota, but only field a girls' team and a further 10 teams, 5 in each gender was to be decided by the Tripartite Commission, but only 5 were given, the others were reallocated to the top ranked teams not yet qualified. Each of the five volleyball federations will host qualification events to qualify 12 teams, 6 in each gender.[2]

Africa and Asia hosted a single qualification tournament while Europe created a Youth Continental Cup with different zonal stages ending with a final qualification tournament. South America created a six legged tour, though only five events were held where the six countries with the most points qualified and North, Central America and Caribbean hosted four zonal tournaments where the winners qualified to the Youth Olympics and a final tournament where the top two nations qualified.[3]

Only athletes born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1999 were eligible to participate in the 2014 Youth Olympics.[2]

BoysEdit

Event Location Date Total Teams Qualified
Host Nation - - 0   China
EVCA Zone Qualification Tournament[4]   Pigeon Point 18–20 October 2013 1   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
CAZOVA Zone Qualification Tournament[5]   Maracus Bay 26–28 November 2013 1   Jamaica
Central Zone Qualification Tournament[6]   Fajardo 6–8 December 2013 1   Canada
AFECAVOL Zone Qualification Tournament[7]   Guatemala City 1–2 February 2014 1   Guatemala
AVC Qualification Tournament[8]   Nakhon Si Thammarat 4–6 April 2014 6   Indonesia
  Iran
  Kazakhstan
  New Zealand
  Sri Lanka
  Thailand
CAVB Qualification Tournament[9]   Accra 11–13 April 2014 6   Burundi
  Republic of the Congo
  Ghana
  Nigeria
  Rwanda
  Sierra Leone
NORCECA Final Qualification Tournament[10]   Carolina 12–13 April 2014 2   Puerto Rico
  United States
2014 CEV Youth Continental Cup Final[11][12]   Antalya 15–17 May 2014 6   Finland
  France
  Germany
  Poland
  Russia
  Ukraine
CSV Youth Tour Final Rankings[13] - 19 May 2014 6   Uruguay
  Argentina
  Venezuela
  Peru
  Paraguay
  Brazil
Tripartite Invitation[14] - - 3   Oman
  São Tomé and Príncipe
  Virgin Islands
Reallocation[14] - - 3   Austria
  Lithuania
  Norway
TOTAL 36

GirlsEdit

Event Location Date Total Teams Qualified
Host Nation - - 1   China
EVCA Zone Qualification Tournament[15]   Pigeon Point 18–20 October 2013 1   Saint Lucia
CAZOVA Zone Qualification Tournament[16]   Maracus Bay 26–28 November 2013 1   Trinidad and Tobago
Central Zone Qualification Tournament[17]   Fajardo 6–8 December 2013 1   United States
AFECAVOL Zone Qualification Tournament[18]   Guatemala City 1–2 February 2014 1   Guatemala
AVC Qualification Tournament[8]   Nakhon Si Thammarat 4–6 April 2014 6   Australia
  Chinese Taipei
  Indonesia
  Kazakhstan
  Thailand
  Vietnam
CAVB Qualification Tournament[9]   Accra 11–13 April 2014 6   Republic of the Congo
  Ghana
  Namibia
  Nigeria
  Rwanda
  Sierra Leone
NORCECA Final Qualification Tournament[19]   Carolina 12–13 April 2014 2   Canada
  Puerto Rico
2014 CEV Youth Continental Cup Final[20][21]   Antalya 15–17 May 2014 6   Czech Republic
  France
  Germany
  Italy
  Russia
  Turkey
CSV Youth Tour Final Rankings[13] - 19 May 2014 6   Paraguay
  Ecuador
  Argentina
  Uruguay
  Brazil
  Bolivia
Tripartite Invitation[14] - - 2   Tuvalu
  Vanuatu
Reallocation[14] - - 3   Austria
  Latvia
  Switzerland
TOTAL 36

ScheduleEdit

The schedule was released by the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee.[22] During the group stage there will be three sessions per day in order for all teams to play their match. Likewise the quarterfinals will have two sessions in order for all teams to play on the two main courts.

All times are CST (UTC+8)
Event Date Event Day Starting Time Event Details
August 17 Sunday 08:00
15:00
19:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 18 Monday 08:00
15:00
19:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 19 Tuesday 08:00
15:00
19:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 21 Thursday 08:00
15:00
19:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 22 Friday 08:00
15:00
19:00
Boys' Group Stage
Girls' Group Stage
August 24 Sunday 08:00 Boys' Round of 24
Girls' Round of 24
August 24 Sunday 18:00 Boys' Round of 16
Girls' Round of 16
August 25 Monday 15:00
20:00
Boys' Quarterfinals
Girls' Quarterfinals
August 26 Tuesday 15:00 Girls' Semifinals
August 26 Tuesday 20:00 Girls' Medal Matches
August 27 Wednesday 15:00 Boys' Semifinals
August 27 Wednesday 20:00 Boys' Medal Matches

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)1001
  Russia (RUS)1001
3  Canada (CAN)0101
  Venezuela (VEN)0101
5  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Germany (GER)0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Boys' Tournament
details
  Russia (RUS)
Oleg Stoyanovskiy
Artem Yarzutkin
  Venezuela (VEN)
José Tigrito Gómez
Rolando Hernández
  Argentina (ARG)
Santiago Aulisi
Leo Aveiro
Girls' Tournament
details
  Brazil (BRA)
Ana Patricia Silva Ramos
Eduarda Santos Lisboa
  Canada (CAN)
Megan McNamara
Nicole McNamara
  Germany (GER)
Lisa Arnholdt
Sarah Schneider

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Youth Olympic Games: Beach volleyball set for colourful debut
  2. ^ a b "Qualification System: Beach Volleyball" (PDF). FIVB. July 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Young stars fix eyes on place at Nanjing 2014". FIVB. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Rodell Fraser and Delshun Welcome lead St Vincent to male title". NORCECA. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Jamaicans Hutchinson, Bryan book China ticket in style". FIVB. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Canada's MacNeil, Richards clinch Youth Olympic Games spot". FIVB. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Guatemalans Flores and Alvarez claim spot in Nanjing". FIVB. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand claim two berths apiece for Nanjing Youth Olympics". FIVB. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Sierra Leone men and Rwanda women top podium of African qualifiers for Youth Olympic Games". FIVB. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Puerto Rican and American boys ticketed to Nanjing". FIVB. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Germany, Ukraine and France claim first men's spots at Youth Olympics". FIVB. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Finland, Russia and Poland complete European contingent for Nanjing". FIVB. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  13. ^ a b "South American qualifiers wrap up places in Nanjing". FIVB. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b c d "Number of Entries by NOC: Beach Volleyball". nanjing2014.org. 6 August 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  15. ^ "St. Lucia book ticket to 2014 Youth Olympic Games". FIVB. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  16. ^ "Trinidadian girls Ward, Davidson seal Youth Olympic spot". FIVB. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  17. ^ "USA's Muno and Sponcil claim ticket to Youth Olympic Games". FIVB. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  18. ^ "Guatemala's Giron and Bethancourt book ticket to Nanjing". FIVB. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  19. ^ "Puerto Rican and Canadian girls grab spots to Nanjing". FIVB. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  20. ^ "Germany, Italy and France book first tickets to Nanjing". FIVB. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Turkey with home triumph in Antalya, Czechs and Russians join them in Nanjing". FIVB. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  22. ^ "Sport Explanatory Brochure: Beach Volleyball" (PDF). Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.

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