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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships

Qualification Spots Up For Grabs For London 2012 At Perth 2011

Of the 79 nations competing for World Championship glory, 31 have qualified their nation so far in the Women's RS:X and Laser Radial, with the battle continuing in the Men's 470 and Finn.


The countries qualified for the Women's RS:X at London 2012 are: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Poland and Ukraine

Twenty five nations have qualified their country to sail the Laser Radial at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition after a hard fought opening affair at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

At Perth 2011 four more nations have the opportunity to qualify their nation but so far Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and the USA are all guaranteed of a spot on the starting line at Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain next year.

In the Men's 470 and Finn, the competition for places is fierce after the Gold and Silver fleet split. Twenty one nations can pick up the 18 Finn places available at Perth 2011 and 24 nations are aiming for one of the 19 Olympic spots available in Perth.

In the Women's Match Racing, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) finished at the top of Group A in Perth and qualify USA and Russia for London 2012. Six further places will be awarded in Perth. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) will take the host nation spot and the remaining three spots will be decided at the Women's Match Racing Olympic Qualifying Regatta in Florida, USA in February.


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London Prepares is what they're branding the series of (otherwise unrelated) test events for each venue. Some events are ticketed, others not. A fair amount have taken place already (they started in May), lots more to come next year.

The schedule:


The Gamesbids thread:

Thank you for the information. With 2012 a few weeks away, I was wondering what the overall event was all about. You know that better than me, not to be patronizing. Anyway, I cannot wait to see the venues completed in time for the Olympics.

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Venezuela and Turkey to host 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments

MADRID, Spain (FIBA Central Board) – Venezuela and Turkey will host the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) for Men and Women respectively. The decision was made by FIBA’s Central Board at its meeting in the Spanish capital on Saturday.

Venezuela will welcome the 12 national men’s teams vying for the last three Olympic berths on offer at the OQT, which will take place in the country's capital and largest city of Caracas from 2-8 July 2012.

The previous week (25 June-1 July 2012), in its capital of Ankara, Turkey is to play host to the 12 national women’s teams battling for the five remaining places to compete in the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament.



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Artistic Gymnastics: O2 test event

LONDON -- The British men finally have an invite to their own Olympic party, winning the final qualifying meet in a rout Tuesday.

Needing to finish in the top four of the eight teams competing at the O2 Arena, Britain blew away its rivals with a commanding score of 358.227 in front of its fans in southeast London. The British needed to compete at the test event after a meltdown at last fall's world championships.

France finished second -- 7.568 points behind Britain -- with Spain and Italy completing an all-European set of qualifiers.

Britain hasn't sent a full men's team to an Olympics since 1992. With the women having already qualified, both British teams will be at the same Olympics for the first time since the boycotted games in 1984.


Final Results:

Team Results:

1. GREAT BRITAIN, 358.227

2. FRANCE 350.659

3. SPAIN, 247.292

4.. ITALY 346.334


5. CANADA 345.892

6. BRAZIL 345.152

7. PUERTO RICO, 340.092

8. BELARUS 335.824

As a reminder, these 8 countries previously qualified full teams for the 2012 Olympics during the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo: China, Japan, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Korea, Germany, and Romania.

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So, the CONCACAF Women's qualifying is underway. I watched a bit of the USA's 14-0 drubbing of the Domincan Republic. Canada and Mexico won big as well. It's probably going to be USA vs. Costa Rica and Canada vs. Mexico for the two Olympic spots and a lot of unwatchable games in between.

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Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States are all in the semi-finals of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Olympic football women's qualifiers, with all four winning their first two games of the competition with relative ease at BC Place in Vancouver.


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Men football:

Play-off details confirmed

The final qualifying place in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at London 2012 will be up for grabs in a play-off match to be held at the City of Coventry Stadium on Monday 23 April 2012. Kick-off is 7.45pm and tickets for the game, which will also serve as an official test event, are on sale now.

Senegal’s participation is already confirmed after they finished in fourth place in the African qualifying competition, with highly rated captain Stephane Badji looking to fire the West Africans towards their first ever Men’s Olympic Football appearance.

Senegal’s opponents will be the fourth-placed team from the Asian qualifying competition which concludes on 29 March 2012. Australia, Bahrain, Iraq, Japan,

Korea Republic, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the UAE and Uzbekistan are the potential opponents.



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women volleyball

BLIDA-The Algerian women volleyball team qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London after their victory over Kenyan team by 3 sets to 1 (25-16, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-12), in a match for the third day of pre-Olympic tournament (Africa region) played on Saturday in Blida. This is the third victory of the Algerian women team after those recorded respectively against of Egypt (3-1) and Seychelles (3-0) Kenya takes the second place thanks to his victories over the Seychelles (3 -0) and Egypt (3-2).


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2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament for Women

ANKARA, Turkey (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women) – With just over four months to go until the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Women, the draw was held in Ankara on Wednesday 15 February.

Attending the draw were a large number of officials, dignitaries and media, as well as delegations from six of the participating countries.

During the ceremony, the 12 teams that will compete for the five remaining places on offer for the 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament for Women, were divided into four groups.

Group A: Japan, Puerto Rico, Turkey

Group B: Argentina, Czech Republic, New Zealand

Group C: Croatia, Korea, Mozambique

Group D: Canada, France, Mali

The group stages will see each team play the two others in their respective groups in a standard round robin format (12 games in total). The top two teams in each group will progress to the Quarter-Finals, that are to be played as follows:

A1 v B2

B1 v A2

C1 v D2

D1 v C2

The four winning quarter-finalists qualify automatically for the London Olympics, while the four losing teams will play for the last remaining place as follows:

Loser [A1 v B2] v Loser [C1 v D2]

Loser [b1 v A2] v Loser [D1 v C2]

The two winning semi-finalists will go head to head for the 12th and final Olympic berth.

The OQT for Women takes place in Ankara from 25 June to 1 July 2012.


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Do we know the dates of the several draw of the Olympic Tournaments for Team sports ???? In order to plan when to try to buy tickets to see his own home country playing ?????

I've got the answer for the Football tournament : 24th April

The Official Draw for the Olympic Football Tournament will take place on 24 April 2012 at Wembley Stadium.

What about Basket, Hand, .... ???

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I also found the date for Handball : 2nd June

Those in total 24 teams will be in the pots on 2 June, when the draw for the Olympic Handball Tournaments will take place in London. Six men’s and six women’s teams will play in two Preliminary Round groups each starting 28 July, the first competition day of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The best four teams of each group qualify for the quarter-finals, followed by semi-finals and the medals matches played on 11 August (women) and 12 August (men).
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Italy to stage Olympic beach volleyball qualifiers deciding final 4 places in London lineups

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The final two spots for men and women for beach volleyball at the London Olympics will be decided at a qualifying event in Italy.

The International Volleyball Federation says Tortoli on the island of Sardinia will host the World Cup Olympic Qualification tournaments from June 27-July 1.

Teams will come from countries ranked second and third in Continental Cups staged in June by each of the FIVB’s five confederations.

In Italy, two teams will advance from each of the men’s and women’s events to complete the London lineup.

The Olympic competitions comprise 24 men’s and women’s pairs, with a maximum of two teams from each country.


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Long Beach will host Olympic men’s volleyball qualifying tournament

USA Volleyball will host the NORCECA men’s volleyball Olympic qualification tournament this May in Long Beach, Calif.

It is the first time the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament has been held in the United States.

The winner of the eight-team event at the Walter Pyramid will earn a spot in the London Olympics this summer.

The defending Olympic champion U.S. national team is looking to qualify for its seventh straight Olympics.

The other teams competing in the tournament May 7-12 will be Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Twelve teams will play in the Olympics. Great Britain has already earned a berth as host, while Russia, Poland and Brazil qualified with the top finishes in last year’s FIVB World Cup.


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Women Field Hockey:

South Africa qualified today

NEW DELHI: Indian women hockey team's London Olympics dream was dashed after they lost 1-3 to South Africa in the final of the Olympic qualifiers at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday.

South Africa, who thrashed India 5-2 earlier in their league encounter, made it to the London Olympics in an emphatic fashion. The hosts last participated in the Olympics at the Moscow Games in 1980.


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FIG conducts draw for London

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, February 25, 2012: The drawing of lots for the Gymnastics competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games was conducted at FIG headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on Friday.

The draw was attended by FIG President Bruno Grandi (ITA) and the FIG Technical Presidents representing the federation’s Olympic disciplines.

Gymnastics will be represented at the London 2012 Olympic Games by a total of 324 athletes comprising 98x2 for Artistic, 96 for Rhythmic and 16x2 for Trampoline Gymnastics.

To download the draw results click here!

Click here to download the lists of Olympic qualifiers!


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Do we know the dates of the several draw of the Olympic Tournaments for Team sports ???? In order to plan when to try to buy tickets to see his own home country playing ?????

seems that basketball draw for the Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro 28~ 29 April, during a FIBA meeting

Fiba escolhe Rio como sede do sorteio das chaves para os Jogos de Londres

Além de ser a sede dos Jogos Olímpicos de 2016, o Rio de Janeiro foi escolhido para receber, nos dias 28 e 29 de abril, uma das principais reuniões da Federação Internacional de Basquete (Fiba) deste ano. Na ocasião, serão realizados os sorteios para definir as chaves dos jogos da modalidade nos Jogos de Londres-2012.




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