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For those of you who are interested, I thought I'd post in one place a list of all the events considered for qualification for the 2012 Olympics. I will post a list monthly so we can follow along as the days tick down. When I have more time, perhaps I can include links to the event websites. Enjoy!

Bold denotes direct qualification available for 2012 Olympics (Note: in most other events, athletes can earn points toward world rankings which in part are used for qualification) Also note that this list is NOT a complete list of events; this list only includes events that are considered for Olympic qualification.

September 2010

Cycling (MTB) – World Championships, Mont Saint Anne, CAN – 8/14-9/5

Cycling (Road) – Vuelta a Espana, Spain – 8/28-9/19

Basketball – Men’s World Championship, Turkey – 8/28-9/12

Winner directly qualifies

Volleyball (Beach) – CEV Continental Cup Sub Zone Pool A, Mellieha, MLT – 9/4-9/5

Volleyball (Beach) – CEV Continental Cup Sub Zone Pool B, Zrece, SLO – 9/4-9/5

Volleyball (Beach) – CEV Continental Cup Sub Zone Pool E, Illichivsk, UKR – 9/4-9/5

Judo – World Championships, Tokyo, JPN – 9/9-9/13

Cycling (Road) – Quebec Grand Prix, Quebec City, CAN – 9/10

Cycling (Road) – Univest Grand Prix, Souderton, PA (America Tour) – 9/11

Triathlon – World Championship Grand Final, Budapest, HUN – 9/11-9/12

Cycling (Road) – Montreal Grand Prix, Montreal, CAN – 9/12

Cycling (Road) – Rund die Nuernberger Altstadt, Nuremberg, GER (Women) – 9/12

Volleyball (Beach) – CEV Continental Cup Sub Zone Pool G, Rhodes, GRE – 9/16-9/18

Cycling (BMX) – Supercross World Cup, Chula Vista, CA – 9/17-9/18

Weightlifting – World Championships, Antalya, TUR – 9/17-9/26

Basketball – Women’s World Championship, Czech Republic – 9/23-10/3

Winner directly qualifies

Cycling (Road) World Championships, Melbourne, AUS – 9/23-10/3

Volleyball (Beach) – CEV Continental Cup Sub Zone Pool H, Alanya, TUR – 9/24-9/26

Judo – Men’s World Cup, Almaty, KAZ – 9/25-9/26

Judo – Women’s World Cup, Tashkent, UZB – 9/25-9/26

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American dates - so unreadable to us Brits!!! ;) Think the forthcoming European Track Cycling champs act as some sort of qualification too - that's the official reason the British stars are opting for those over the Commonwealth Games. (Wouldn't Team GB qualify a full team automatically anyway as hosts?)

Also anyone know if anything special is planned for the various Olympic Trials in Britain in 2012. I don't know if any sports other than Athletics and Swimming will qualify athletes directly from a trials event, but they're surely an ideal opportunity to act as test events for the venues ahead of the games themselves.

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This use to be the case, but now is not true of every sport. Full automatic qualification is only granted in the team sports. All other sports allow for a wild card/invite/lesser sports power spot and everything above that is through merit.

Anyways, about 26 countries have qualified so far through the World Shooting Championships and the FIBA World Championships.

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Well, some updates:

-Seven European countries are still in contention for the 3 European spots in the men's Football tournament: Denmark, Czech Republic, Iceland, Belarus, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine.

-Five European countries are still in contention for the 2 European spots in the woman's Football tournament: Germany, Sweden, France, Norway and Italy (Italy has to beat the US in two days to stay in contention).

-Brazil and Columbia will represent South America in the woman's Football tournament.

-Pakistan will represent Asia in the men's Field Hockey tournament.

-China and South Korea will represent Asia in the woman's Field Hockey tournament.

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Oh, I had forgotten the best teams in some sports at the Asian Games qualified for the Olympics...

Anyway, it's a pity how difficult to find the qualifying events for some sports is. By this time four years ago, all of these events already were on Wikipedia or on the sport federation's website.

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After 84 years Uruguay's football team is back to Olympics

Uruguay beats Argentina to qualify for Olympics

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP)—Uruguay earned a berth at the 2012 London Olympics after beating Argentina 1-0 in second round South American qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.

The victory gave Uruguay 10 points from four matches with the one round remaining on Saturday. The top two teams in qualifying earn spots in London and the top four advance to the U20 World Cup later this year in Colombia.

http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ap-samericau20roundup

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And in my 1000th post, I have the honour to say that the second South American football spot goes to... Brazil!!! Argentina, current Olympic champion, won't be taking part in London.

BTW, the national handball team of France won the World championship two weeks ago and qualified for the London Olympics, too.

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Spain, Switzerland and Belarus qualify for London 2012 football tournament

Spain, Switzerland and Belarus have all qualified for the football tournament at the London 2012 Olympic Games, following their performances in the European Under-21 Championships.

The trio join hosts Great Britain as the four representatives from Europe in the 16 team tournament.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/13402-spain-switzerland-and-belarus-qualify-for-london-2012-football-tournament

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Swimming:

4x100m Freestyle Relay Teams Qualified for 2012 London

Men:

Australia

France

United States

Italy

Russia

South Africa

Germany

Great Britain

Brazil

Japan

Sweden

Canada

Women

Netherlands

United States

Germany

China

Australia

Canada

Japan

Denmark

Great Britain

Sweden

Russia

Belarus

In the Olympic Games, not more than sixteen (16) teams can be entered in each relay competition. The

top twelve (12) finishers at the 14th FINA World Championships – Shanghai 2011 shall be qualified

based upon the final results achieved. The four (4) other teams shall be selected by FINA on the basis of

the fastest times achieved in the fifteen-month period before the Olympic Games (1 March 2011 through

1 June 2012) in competitions approved for that purpose by FINA. If any qualified teams are not able to

participate for any reason, available slots will be filled on the basis of next fastest times achieved in the

15-month period before the Olympic Games in competitions approved for that purpose by FINA.

Individual times may not be aggregated for relay qualification purposes.

http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/sw_qual.pdf

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Australia's men's and women's basketball teams qualified for 2012 Olympics

Boomers follow Opals to London

Australia's men's basketball team has joined the women at the London Olympics with a series-clinching 81-64 victory over New Zealand in Brisbane.

While the Opals qualified with a reasonably comfortable 19-point win, the Boomers needed a huge final quarter to post a 17-point victory in their game two at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-09/boomers-follow-opals-to-london/2879274/?site=sport&section=basketball

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Link to PDF of qualified boats for London 2012.

http://www.worldrowing.com/uploads/pdfs/2012_Olympic_Qualification_by_Event_(at_Bled_2011_WCH).pdf

Great Britain qualified 13 of 14 boats

New Zealand - 11/14

Germany - 11/14

Australia - 10/14

USA - 8/14

China - 8/14

Canada - 7/14

Italy - 6/14

Really looking forward to the Olympic Regatta. If Australia teamed up with New Zealand as 'Oceania', they would clean up. But unlike GBR, we like to go it alone with separate talent pools ;)

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Link to PDF of qualified boats for London 2012.

http://www.worldrowing.com/uploads/pdfs/2012_Olympic_Qualification_by_Event_(at_Bled_2011_WCH).pdf

Great Britain qualified 13 of 14 boats

New Zealand - 11/14

Germany - 11/14

Australia - 10/14

USA - 8/14

China - 8/14

Canada - 7/14

Italy - 6/14

Really looking forward to the Olympic Regatta. If Australia teamed up with New Zealand as 'Oceania', they would clean up. But unlike GBR, we like to go it alone with separate talent pools ;)

Your PDF does not work. Y would Australia be teamed up with NZ as 'Oceania'? THe IOC does not recognize regions as entrants in the actual events: only recognized countries -- so why would you even say that? :blink:

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Asian Football Confederation's Women Pre-Olympic Tournament

North Korea and Japan will represent Asia at the 2012 Olympic women football Tournament

Korea DPR have joined Japan as Asia’s representatives at the 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, with their comprehensive 5-0 final-round victory against Thailand confirming a top-two finish.

World champions Japan sealed their passage on Thursday, while Korea DPR needed to collect three points to ensure they stayed ahead of fellow 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ finalists Australia in the six-nation tournament.

http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/newsid=1508763/FIFA

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Your PDF does not work. Y would Australia be teamed up with NZ as 'Oceania'? THe IOC does not recognize regions as entrants in the actual events: only recognized countries -- so why would you even say that? :blink:

I'm just stirring. As GBR is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, I was saying if Australia and New Zealand teamed up they would dominate as they have two very good squads. I'm more just poking fun at the British is all for having three countries to pick talent from. It wasn't a literal suggestion.

I have a question for you; why do you write 'why' as 'Y'? Is it really that much more efficient for you to type?

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Football: CAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament

South Africa booked their place as one of the two African nations to compete at the 2012 London Olympics

South Africa's womens team have become the first African side to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Protecting a 3-0 lead from the first leg, Banyana Banyana drew 1-1 in Ethiopia to triumph 4-1 on aggregate.

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South Africa will be joined at the London Games by either Cameroon or serial African champions Nigeria.

The second leg of their third round tie has been delayed because of the ongoing All Africa Games.

Nigeria lead 2-1 from the first leg but can expect a tough encounter in Cameroon on 22 October.

BBC

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Football: CAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament

South Africa booked their place as one of the two African nations to compete at the 2012 London Olympics

What a day for South Africa as it qualified three of its teams for the 2012 Olympics.

Both field hockey teams qualified as well.

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Asian Football Confederation's Women Pre-Olympic Tournament

North Korea and Japan will represent Asia at the 2012 Olympic women football Tournament

North Korea can play at London 2012 despite World Cup ban

FIFA has clarified that North Korea's women's football team can compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games despite not being able to qualify for the next World Cup as sanctions placed on the country after some of its players tested positive for banned substances are meant to apply only to that competition.

During the last women's World Cup in Germany this year, Pok Sim Jong, Myong Hui Hong, Un Byol Ho, Un Hyang Ri were suspended for 18 months and Jong Sun Song for 14 months when they failed drugs tests after taking a traditional musk deer gland therapy.

FIFA moved to ban the country from competing at the next World Cup in Canada in 2015 as a result, but North Korea claimed a spot at next year's Olympic Games in the final round of qualifiers last weekend.

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http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/14272-north-korea-can-play-at-london-2012-despite-world-cup-ban

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Field Hockey: Oceania

Australia and New Zealand's both teams, women and men, are qualified for the Olympics

The Kookaburras have received automatic qualification to the 2012 London Olympics after Fiji today withdrew from the Oceania Cup-Olympic Qualifier which will be held in Hobart from October 6-9.

The Kookaburras, currently the number 1 team in the world, will now face New Zealand in a best of three series to decide who is the Oceania Cup champion.

With the top two teams in the Oceania federation receiving automatic Olympic qualification, both the Kookaburras and New Zealand can now set their sights on London. This is the same situation with the Hockeyroos and the New Zealand women’s team, with the Fijian women’s team also withdrawing from the Oceania Cup last month.

Both Fiji teams withdrew due to financial reasons.

Despite receiving automatic qualification to the Olympics, Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth said there was still plenty to play for, with his team aiming to sharpen their skills leading into London 2012 after an inconsistent showing during their last international tournament in July.

http://www.sportsaustralia.com/articles/news.php?id=9958

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