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16 nations qualify athletes for Rio after sparkling Finals at the APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Event

The APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Event finished today in Vargas, Venezuela, where ten finals and eight Box-off contests were held in two sessions. The competition was the last chance for the boxers to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

16 countries achieved at least one Olympic spot in Vargas:

  • Venezuela: 4 Olympic quota places
  • Ecuador, Mexico: 3 Olympic quota places
  • Colombia, Germany, Ukraine: 2 Olympic quota places
  • Argentina, Armenia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Italy, Kenya, Qatar, Spain, Thailand, Turkey: 1 Olympic quota place



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And with that, the dream of an Asian-born male competing in Handball at the 2016 Olympics dies.

Most of the qualification systems are here.

Psst - Canada's men's football team has qualified for the Olympics exactly twice (last in 84) since they won gold in 1904. Take a look at the countries that participate and do well in Olympic footba

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