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Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The 2004 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 11th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Athens, Greece from 15 to 29 August 2004.[1]

Men's Volleyball
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenuePeace and Friendship Stadium
Date15–29 August
Competitors144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Russia
← 2000
2008 →
Competing teams

QualificationEdit

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 5 September 1997   Lausanne 1   Greece
2003 World Cup 16–30 November 2003   Japan 3   Brazil
  Italy
  Serbia and Montenegro
African Qualifier 5–10 January 2004   Tunis 1   Tunisia
European Qualifier 5–10 January 2004   Leipzig 1   Russia
North American Qualifier 4–10 January 2004   Caguas 1   United States
South American Qualifier 9–11 January 2004   Caracas 1   Argentina
1st World Qualifier 21–23 May 2004   Matosinhos 1   Poland
2nd World Qualifier 22–30 May 2004   Tokyo 1   France
Asian Qualifier* 1   Australia
3rd World Qualifier 28–30 May 2004   Madrid 1   Netherlands
Total 12
* The Asian Qualifier was combined with the 2nd World Qualifier. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the 2nd World Qualifier, while the best Asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualifier winners.

Pools compositionEdit

Teams were seeded following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of January 2004. FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts.

Pool A Pool B
  Greece (Hosts)   Brazil (1)
  Serbia and Montenegro (3)   Italy (2)
  France (4)   Russia (5)
  Argentina (8)   United States (6)
  Poland (9)   Netherlands (12)
  Tunisia (22)   Australia (21)

RostersEdit

VenueEdit

All matches
  Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Capacity: 10,520
 

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the Quarterfinals

Pool AEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Serbia and Montenegro 9 4 1 12 6 2.000 427 398 1.073
2   Greece 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 475 454 1.046
3   Argentina 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 471 457 1.031
4   Poland 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 422 419 1.007
5   France 7 2 3 8 10 0.800 405 394 1.028
6   Tunisia 5 0 5 4 15 0.267 373 451 0.827
15 August 2004
09:00
Serbia and Montenegro   0–3   Poland Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Luciano Gaspari (ITA)
(21–25, 17–25, 16–25)
result
15 August 2004
14:00
Argentina   3–0   France Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 2,370
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Hiroyuki Ito (JPN)
(25–15, 25–23, 25–22)
result
15 August 2004
19:30
Tunisia   0–3   Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 8,200
Referees: Valdir Dellaqua (BRA), Fernando Nava (MEX)
(20–25, 14–25, 17–25)
result

17 August 2004
09:00
Tunisia   2–3   Argentina Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 888
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(20–25, 25–23, 16–25, 25–22, 10–15)
result
17 August 2004
11:25
France   0–3   Serbia and Montenegro Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Frank Leuthaeusser (GER), Bela Hobor (HUN)
(21–25, 28–30, 22–25)
result
17 August 2004
19:30
Greece   3–1   Poland Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 8,600
Referees: Luciano Gaspari (ITA), Jarmo Salonen (FIN)
(21–25, 25–18, 25–21, 25–20)
result

19 August 2004
14:00
Poland   0–3   France Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 5,230
Referees: Jarmo Salonen (FIN), Luciano Gaspari (ITA)
(15–25, 18–25, 17–25)
result
19 August 2004
16:00
Serbia and Montenegro   3–0   Tunisia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 3,430
Referees: Abdullah Al-Khelaifi (KSA), Valdir Dellaqua (BRA)
(25–16, 25–18, 25–21)
result
19 August 2004
19:30
Argentina   3–1   Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,403
Referees: Mahmoud Abdel Magid (EGY), Patricia Salvatore (USA)
(16–25, 25–21, 25–22, 25–22)
result

21 August 2004
14:00
Tunisia   1–3   Poland Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,600
Referees: Patricia Salvatore (USA), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
(18–25, 25–23, 19–25, 23–25)
result
21 August 2004
16:10
Argentina   1–3   Serbia and Montenegro Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,826
Referees: Fernando Nava (MEX), Ning Wang (CHN)
(25–21, 17–25, 21–25, 23–25)
result
21 August 2004
19:30
Greece   3–2   France Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,360
Referees: Umit Sokullu (TUR), Frank Leuthaeusser (GER)
(25–22, 14–25, 26–24, 23–25, 15–10)
result

23 August 2004
09:00
France   3–1   Tunisia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 1,860
Referees: Francisco Medina (CUB), Fernando Nava (MEX)
(25–23, 18–25, 25–19, 25–19)
result
23 August 2004
16:00
Poland   3–2   Argentina Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 6,295
Referees: Kun-Tae Kim (KOR), Hiroyuki Ito (JPN)
(25–19, 25–22, 23–25, 22–25, 20–18)
result
23 August 2004
19:30
Serbia and Montenegro   3–2   Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,415
Referees: Luciano Gaspari (ITA), Jarmo Salomen (FIN)
(21–25, 38–36, 25–13, 23–25, 15–12)
result

Pool BEdit

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 9 4 1 13 7 1.857 483 431 1.121
2   Italy 8 3 2 13 7 1.857 465 434 1.071
3   United States 8 3 2 11 8 1.375 437 423 1.033
4   Russia 8 3 2 11 9 1.222 452 430 1.051
5   Netherlands 7 2 3 7 11 0.636 391 419 0.933
6   Australia 5 0 5 2 15 0.133 331 422 0.784
15 August 2004
11:00
Netherlands   3–2   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 2,060
Referees: Umit Sokullu (TUR), Dejan Jovanovic (SCG)
(25–23, 19–25, 17–25, 27–25, 18–16)
result
15 August 2004
16:00
Brazil   3–1   Australia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 1,853
Referees: Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(23–25, 25–19, 25–12, 25–21)
result
15 August 2004
21:30
Italy   3–1   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 5,630
Referees: Kun-Tae Kim (KOR), Juan Pereyra (ARG)
(25–21, 21–25, 25–17, 25–23)
result

17 August 2004
14:00
Australia   0–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 2,815
Referees: Fernando Nava (MEX), Mahmoud Abdel Magid (EGY)
(17–25, 24–26, 23–25)
result
17 August 2004
16:00
United States   3–0   Netherlands Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Juan Pereyra (ARG), Abdullah Al-Khelaifi (KSA)
(26–24, 25–20, 25–18)
result
17 August 2004
21:45
Brazil   3–2   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Kun-Tae Kim (KOR)
(25–21, 15–25, 25–16, 21–25, 33–31)
result

19 August 2004
09:00
Italy   3–0   Australia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 2,950
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Juan Pereyra (ARG)
(25–20, 25–18, 25–21)
result
19 August 2004
11:00
Netherlands   1–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,150
Referees: Fernando Nava (MEX), Francisco Medina (CUB)
(22–25, 26–24, 21–25, 19–25)
result
19 August 2004
21:45
Russia   3–1   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,930
Referees: Hiroyuki Ito (JPN), Ning Wang (CHN)
(22–25, 25–20, 25–16, 25–23)
result

21 August 2004
09:00
Australia   1–3   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,580
Referees: Fotios Lekkas (GRE), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(19–25, 25–23, 13–25, 19–25)
result
21 August 2004
11:20
Italy   3–0   Netherlands Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Patrick Rachard (FRA), Bela Hobor (HUN)
(25–19, 25–21, 25–20)
result
21 August 2004
22:20
Brazil   3–0   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 5,400
Referees: Hiroyuki Ito (JPN), Kun-Tae Kim (KOR)
(25–19, 25–13, 25–23)
result

23 August 2004
11:15
Russia   3–2   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,134
Referees: Frank Leuthaeusser (GER), Patrick Rachard (FRA)
(25–16, 25–22, 22–25, 23–25, 15–13)
result
23 August 2004
14:00
Netherlands   3–0   Australia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,120
Referees: Mahmoud Abdel Magid (EGY), Juan Pereyra (ARG)
(25–22, 25–17, 25–16)
result
23 August 2004
22:20
United States   3–1   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 3,150
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Dejan Jovanovic (SCG)
(25–22, 25–23, 18–25, 25–22)
result

Final roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal match
 
          
 
25 August
 
 
  Serbia and Montenegro1
 
27 August
 
  Russia3
 
  Russia0
 
25 August
 
  Italy3
 
  Argentina1
 
29 August
 
  Italy3
 
  Italy1
 
25 August
 
  Brazil3
 
  Greece2
 
27 August
 
  United States3
 
  United States0
 
25 August
 
  Brazil3 Bronze medal match
 
  Poland0
 
29 August
 
  Brazil3
 
  Russia3
 
 
  United States0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

25 August 2004
14:00
Serbia and Montenegro   1–3   Russia Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 8,850
Referees: Jarmo Salonen (FIN), Frank Leuthaeusser (GER)
(27–29, 25–23, 25–27, 26–28)
result
25 August 2004
16:30
Argentina   1–3   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 8,100
Referees: Hiroyuki Ito (JPN), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
(25–22, 22–25, 24–26, 26–28)
result
25 August 2004
19:30
Greece   2–3   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,300
Referees: Kun-Tae Kim (KOR), Juan Pereyra (ARG)
(20–25, 25–22, 27–25, 23–25, 15–17)
result
25 August 2004
22:25
Poland   0–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 4,150
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Fernando Nava (MEX)
(22–25, 25–27, 18–25)
result

SemifinalsEdit

27 August 2004
19:30
Russia   0–3   Italy Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,380
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Patrick Rachard (FRA)
(16–25, 17–25, 16–25)
result
27 August 2004
21:30
United States   0–3   Brazil Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,380
Referees: Umit Sokullu (TUR), Ryszard Dietrich (POL)
(16–25, 17–25, 23–25)
result

Bronze medal matchEdit

29 August 2004
12:30
  Russia   3–0   United States Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 7,650
Referees: Kun-Tae Kim (KOR), Valdir Dellaqua (BRA)
(25–22, 27–25, 25–16)
result

Gold medal matchEdit

29 August 2004
14:30
  Italy   1–3   Brazil   Peace and Friendship Stadium
Attendance: 9,350
Referees: Hiroyuki Ito (JPN), Ning Wang (CHN)
(15–25, 26–24, 20–25, 22–25)
result

Final standingEdit

MedalistsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Volleyball". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 February 2019.

External linksEdit