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Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The volleyball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were played between 28 July and 12 August.[1]

Volleyball
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Volleyball, London 2012.pngVolleyball (Beach), London 2012.png
Pictograms for indoor (left) and beach volleyball (right)
VenueEarls Court Exhibition Centre (indoor)
Horse Guards Parade (beach)
Dates28 July – 12 August 2012
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The indoor volleyball competition took place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, in west London, and the beach volleyball tournament was held at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

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EventsEdit

Four sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Qualifying criteriaEdit

Each National Olympic Committee was allowed to enter one men's and one women's qualified team in the volleyball tournaments and two men's and two women's qualified teams in the beach volleyball.[2]

Men's indoor volleyball qualificationEdit

Details of the men's qualification follow:

Means of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 6 July 2005   Singapore 1   Great Britain
2011 World Cup 20 November – 4 December 2011   Japan 3   Russia
  Poland
  Brazil
African Qualifier 17–21 January 2012   Yaoundé 1   Tunisia
North American Qualifier 7–12 May 2012   Long Beach 1   United States
European Qualifier 8–13 May 2012   Sofia 1   Italy
South American Qualifier 11–13 May 2012   Burzaco 1   Argentina
1st World Qualifier 1–10 June 2012   Tokyo 1   Serbia
Asian Qualifier* 1   Australia
2nd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012   Sofia 1   Bulgaria
3rd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012   Berlin 1   Germany
Total 12
* The Asian Qualifier was combined with the 1st World Qualifier. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the 1st World Qualifier, while the best Asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualifier winners.

Women's indoor volleyball qualificationEdit

Details of the women's qualification follow:

Means of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host country 6 July 2005   Singapore 1   Great Britain
2011 World Cup 4–18 November 2011   Japan 3   Italy
  United States
  China
African Qualifier 2–4 February 2012   Blida 1   Algeria
North American Qualifier 29 Apr–5 May 2012   Tijuana 1   Dominican Republic
European Qualifier 1–6 May 2012   Ankara 1   Turkey
South American Qualifier 9–13 May 2012   São Carlos 1   Brazil
World Qualifier 19–27 May 2012   Tokyo 3   Russia
  South Korea
  Serbia
Asian Qualifier 1   Japan
Total 12
  • The Asian Qualification Tournament will be combined with the World Qualification Tournament. The first 3 place teams of the tournament will qualify as the winners of the World Qualification Tournament while the best Asian team except the top 3 winners qualify as the Asian Qualification Tournament winners.

Men's beach volleyball qualificationEdit

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualified
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking (as of 17 June 2012) 16   Brazil
  United States
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Poland
  United States
  Brazil
  Germany
  Spain
  China
  Switzerland
  Czech Republic
  Latvia
  Latvia
  Italy
  Switzerland
2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup (confirmed on 2 July 2012) 5   Venezuela (South America)
  South Africa (Africa)
  Canada (North America)
  Japan (Asia/Oceania)
  Norway (Europe)
Beach Volleyball World Cup Final Olympic Qualification (26 June – 1 July 2012) 2   Austria
  Russia
Host nation 1   Great Britain
Total 24

Women's beach volleyball qualificationEdit

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualified
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking (as of 17 June 2012) 16   Brazil
  China
  United States
  Brazil
  United States
  Netherlands
  Italy
  Germany
  Czech Republic
  Spain
  Germany
  Switzerland
  Austria
  Australia
  Czech Republic
  Greece
2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup (confirmed on 2 July 2012) 5   Mauritius (Africa)
  Argentina (South America)
  Russia (Europe)
  Canada (North America)
  Australia (Asia/Oceania)
Beach Volleyball World Cup Final Olympic Qualification (26 June – 1 July 2012) 2   Netherlands
  Russia
Host nation 1   Great Britain
Total 24

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil1214
2  United States1203
3  Germany1001
  Russia1001
5  Italy0011
  Japan0011
  Latvia0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's indoor
details
  Russia (RUS)
Nikolay Apalikov
Taras Khtey (captain)
Sergey Grankin
Sergey Tetyukhin
Aleksandr Sokolov
Yury Berezhko
Aleksandr Butko
Dmitriy Muserskiy
Dmitriy Ilinikh
Maxim Mikhaylov
Aleksandr Volkov
Aleksey Obmochaev
  Brazil (BRA)
Bruno Rezende
Wallace de Souza
Sidnei Santos
Leandro Vissotto Neves
Gilberto Godoy Filho (captain)
Murilo Endres
Sérgio Santos
Thiago Alves
Rodrigo Santana
Lucas Saatkamp
Ricardo Garcia
Dante Amaral
  Italy (ITA)
Cristian Savani (captain)
Luigi Mastrangelo
Simone Parodi
Samuele Papi
Michal Lasko
Ivan Zaytsev
Dante Boninfante
Dragan Travica
Alessandro Fei
Emanuele Birarelli
Andrea Bari
Andrea Giovi
Women's indoor
details
  Brazil (BRA)
Fabiana Claudino (captain)
Dani Lins
Paula Pequeno
Adenízia da Silva
Thaísa Menezes
Jaqueline Carvalho
Fernanda Ferreira
Tandara Caixeta
Natália Pereira
Sheilla Castro
Fabiana de Oliveira
Fernanda Garay
  United States (USA)
Danielle Scott-Arruda
Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Lindsey Berg (captain)
Tamari Miyashiro
Nicole Davis
Jordan Larson
Megan Hodge
Christa Harmotto
Logan Tom
Foluke Akinradewo
Courtney Thompson
Destinee Hooker
  Japan (JPN)
Hitomi Nakamichi
Yoshie Takeshita
Mai Yamaguchi
Erika Araki (captain)
Kaori Inoue
Maiko Kano
Yuko Sano
Ai Otomo
Risa Shinnabe
Saori Sakoda
Yukiko Ebata
Saori Kimura
Men's beach
details
  Julius Brink
and Jonas Reckermann (GER)
  Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
  Mārtiņš Pļaviņš
and Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
Women's beach
details
  Kerri Walsh Jennings
and Misty May-Treanor (USA)
  Jennifer Kessy
and April Ross (USA)
  Juliana Felisberta
and Larissa França (BRA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ Olympic Qualifying process confirmed for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, FIVB, 17 May 2010.

External linksEdit

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