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Well Australia, France, Canada and a few others have already had their trials. I think it is to set the team and work together as a development system, especially for the relays where Swim Canada thinks they stand a good chance in the women's 4x100 freestyle and medley. I think Canada is targetting 5 medals in the pool (100m and 200m backstroke women's, 100m freestyle men's, 200m breaststroke women's, 400m freestyle men's, 1500m freestyle men's, 4x100m freestyle women's and 4x100m medley women's).

And yea are right for peaking twice for some of the athletes that barely get in. But for the potential medalist from Canada (Brent Hayden, Sinead Russel, Martha McCabe, Tera van Bielen, Ryan Cochrane) to get into the Olympics won't challenge their PBs. So its a mini-peak.

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Canada will send 31 swimmers the most ever since 2000.

Men (13):

Joe Bartoch, London, Ont. (100 butterfly);

Ryan Cochrane, Victoria (400 freestyle);

Scott Dickens, Burlington, Ont. (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke);

Andrew Ford, Guelph, Ont. (200 IM)

Charles Francis, Cowansville, Que. (100 backstroke);

Thomas Gossland, Vancouver (4X100 freestyle relay);

Brent Hayden, Vancouver (100 freestyle, 4X100 freestyle relay);

Richard Hortness, Medicine Hat, Alta. (4X100 freestyle relay);

Tobias Oriwol, Toronto (200 backstroke);

Alec Page, Victoria (400 IM);

Colin Russell, Burlington, Ont., (4X100 freestyle relay);

David Sharpe, Halifax (200 buttefly);

Blake Worsley, Victoria (200 freestyle).

Women (18):

Hilary Caldwell, Surrey, B.C. (200 backstroke);

Samantha Cheverton, Pointe-Claire, Que. (200 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay, 4X100 freestyle relay);

Stephanie Horner, Beaconsfield, Que. (400 IM);

Barbara Jardin, Montreal (200 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay);

Savannah King, Vancouver (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle);

Alexa Komarnycky, Etobicoke (800 freestyle);

Audrey Lacroix, Montreal (200 butterfly);

Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont. (400 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay);

Heather MacLean, Etobicoke (4X100 freestyle relay);

Martha McCabe, Toronto (200 breaststroke);

Victoria Poon, Montreal (4X100 freestyle relay);

Erica Morningstar, Calgary (200 IM);

Amanda Reason, Windsor, Ont. (4X200 freestyle relay);

Katerine Savard, Quebec City (100 butterfly);

Sinead Russell, Burlington, Ont. (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke);

Jillian Tyler, Calgary (100 breaststroke);

Tera Van Beilen, Oakville, Ont. (100 breaststroke);

Julia Wilkinson, Stratford, Ont. (100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 4X100 freestyle relay and 200 IM)

Really weird they didn't allow athletes that met the standard before but not at the trials.

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Mexico took the other Olympic spot with a 3-1 victory. Horrible tournament for the USA. Too bad they couldn't play Hope Solo in the net. She would've made some of those saves.

Ummmmmm....

Let's just say I'm still very angry about her and her team regarding last year's incapabilities along with the U-23 Olympic men now...

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Japan` swimming trials

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima qualifies for fourth Olympic Games

TOKYO (AP) -- Kosuke Kitajima has qualified for his fourth Olympics after winning the men's 100-meter breaststroke at Japan's swimming championships.

Kitajima, who captured gold in the 100- and 200 breaststroke events at Athens and Beijing, won Tuesday's final with a time of 58.90 seconds. Ryo Tateishi finished second in 59.60 and also secured an Olympic berth.

Kitajima also competed in breaststroke at the Sydney Olympics.

Yuka Kato earned an Olympic berth by winning the women's 100 butterfly in 57.77.

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Not really, this has been the system since at least 2004 and is the system used by Australia and the United States.

I don't think its fair. If an athlete meets the qualification standard they should go, regardless of the time they have in the National championship. Chantel Ven Lendgham met the standard but in the CC she missed the time by .01

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These weren't national championships. They were Olympic Trials. The trials are the way to determine who goes, because (like in the 200m breakstroke) there could be 5 or 6 swimmers that have raced the qualifying time. So placement in the trials determines your Olympic berth. And swimming is only about racing, so the trials provide the best environment to select the best racers. Look at Annamay Pierse. The only person to swim a world record since the suit rules came into effect, she has never won any major championship. ven Belien and McCabe are younger and when it matters faster. They deserved to go over Pierse. Yet if it came done to a selection by time, Pierse would have made the team.

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I don't think its fair. If an athlete meets the qualification standard they should go, regardless of the time they have in the National championship. Chantel Ven Lendgham met the standard but in the CC she missed the time by .01

That's really not plausible. Kenyans could qualify dozens of distance athletes under this scenario, probably hundreds for the marathon, USA and Jamaica dozens of sprinters. Having Olympic Trials for events like swimming, and athletics are necessary, and it also makes them very compelling events on their own for the powerhouse countries.

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I believe that for Athletics Canada you have to obtain the qualifying during the qualifying period, but don't have to do it at the trials. You just have to place within the top 3 (for more then one at the qualifying time) or finish first if you had been the only one.

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women`s football

The New Zealand women's soccer team have booked their berth for the London Olympics after completing a one-sided Oceania play-off against Papua New Guinea.

The Football Ferns won the second leg of the home-and-away tie 7-0 in Port Moresby on Wednesday for an aggregate score of 15-0.

The result gave them the 12th and final place at the Olympic tournament.

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http://sport.msn.co....ace-at-olympics

the 12 teams qualified for London Olympic Women football tournament are:

Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, North Korea, South Africa, Sweden and USA

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The men's water polo qualification finished yesterday Montenegro, Greece, Spain and Romania qualified.

And men's handball finished with Spain, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland and Sweden qualifying.

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FIBA holds Olympic Draw as part of Central Board in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (FIBA) - FIBA convenes its first Central Board of 2012 this weekend and the meeting will culminate with the draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments.

The attention will be on the 2012 London Games when the draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women takes place at 11:00 local time (16:00 CET) on Monday at the Auditorium of the Brazilian Olympic Committee. You can watch it live on FIBATV.

So far nine men’s national teams (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Spain, Tunisia and USA) and seven women’s national teams (Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Russia and USA) have already qualified. The remaining eight places – three men’s and five women’s – will be determined through the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments taking place in Caracas, Venezuela and Ankara, Turkey in late June-early July.

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At the moment is the European Womens Volleyball Olympic qualification in Turkey underway. So far only Italy is qualified for London. The participating teams are Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria and Germany in group 1 and Serbia, Russia, Poland and the Netherlands in group 2. Only the winner gets the ticket for London.

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North America women's volleyball Olympic qualifying tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.

Canada will next face the Dominican Republic in the semifinals on Friday.

In the other semifinals Cuba will meet Puerto Rico.

only the winner of the tournament earn a Olympic berth

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Field Hockey

London preliminary round groups confirmed

Following the conclusion of the Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament, the preliminary round groups for the London 2012 Games were finalized by the FIH.

With Japan earning the last spot in the London Games, the preliminary round picture became clear. In the next few weeks, the FIH and the London Organizing Committee will work together to finalize the competition schedule for the Games, which being on July 27th, with the hockey tournament beginning on July 29th.

The women’s preliminary round groups for London are:

Group A

Netherlands

Great Britain

China

Korea

Japan

Belgium

Group B

Argentina

Germany

New Zealand

Australia

United States

South Africa

The men’s groups were already known before the conclusion of the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan. Regardless of the outcome, the winning team will take the sixth-seed in Group A because of the World Ranking position of the participating teams. After tomorrow's final game, the winner between South Africa and Japan will be slotted into the sixth place in Group A finalizing the groups on the men's side.

The London 2012 Men’s Preliminary Round Groups are:

Group A

Australia

Great Britain

Spain

Pakistan

Argentina

South Africa or Japan

Group B

Germany

Netherlands

Korea

New Zealand

India

Belgium

http://www.fih.ch/en...roups-confirmed

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North America women's volleyball Olympic qualifying tournament in Tijuana, Mexico.

Canada will next face the Dominican Republic in the semifinals on Friday.

In the other semifinals Cuba will meet Puerto Rico.

only the winner of the tournament earn a Olympic berth

Just to clarify, the US has already has a berth.
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London preliminary round groups confirmed

. After tomorrow's final game, the winner between South Africa and Japan will be slotted into the sixth place in Group A finalizing the groups on the men's side.

South Africa wins Japan 2-1 and beacme the last team to join theOlympic Hockey Tournament

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The Dominican Republic’s women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the London Olympics by defeating Cuba 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 27-29, 25-20) in the NORCECA Olympic qualification tournament.

The Dominican Republic is the sixth team to qualify for the London Games, joining the United States, Italy, China, Algeria and host Britain.

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The Dominican Republic’s women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the London Olympics by defeating Cuba 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 27-29, 25-20) in the NORCECA Olympic qualification tournament.

The Dominican Republic is the sixth team to qualify for the London Games, joining the United States, Italy, China, Algeria and host Britain.

+ Turkey, beating poland 3-0

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+ Turkey, beating poland 3-0

London will be Turkey's first Olympic appearance in any team sport since 1960. They will also have a chance to qualify in Women's basketball next month in another final qualifying tournament that they are hosting.

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Great Britain men's water polo team drawn in 'Group of Death' for Games

The hosts are in Group B alongside Olympic champions Hungary, runners-up United States and bronze medallists Serbia following the draw on Saturday.

Montenegro and Romania make up the rest of Group B, while in the women's competition Great Britain were drawn in Group B with Italy, Russia and Australia.

Australia won the bronze at Beijing 2008 and were crowned winners of the recent Olympic test event at the Water Polo Arena.

The men's tournament at this summer's Games will feature 12 teams while the women's will feature eight. Both competitions will take place at the Water Polo Arena on the Olympic Park from July 29 – August 12.

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Men's competition:

Group A

Greece

Italy

Kazakhstan

Spain

Australia

Croatia

Group B

Hungary

Montenegro

Romania

Great Britain

USA

Serbia

Women's competition:

Group A

Hungary

Spain

China

USA

Group B

Italy

Great Britain

Russia

Australia

http://www.telegraph..._medium=twitter

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I HATE the FIVB. Canada just finished a sweep of their group, without dropping a set against Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and 5th ranked Cuba, but stand no chance at the Olympics unless they get to the final and upset the Americans because the final qualification tournaments spots as based on World Ranking from January instead of placement at the continental qualification tournaments like in any other sport.

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I HATE the FIVB. Canada just finished a sweep of their group, without dropping a set against Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and 5th ranked Cuba, but stand no chance at the Olympics unless they get to the final and upset the Americans because the final qualification tournaments spots as based on World Ranking from January instead of placement at the continental qualification tournaments like in any other sport.

I wouldn't readily assume that Canada will meet the US in the finals. They could just as easily have a rematch with Cuba.

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