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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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Olympic Diving Country Quotas Take Shape after FINA World Cup

The diving lineups for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are now forming up at the country level after the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup updated each country’s entry quota.

The specific individuals and synchro teams that will compete in each event can still fluctuate, but each nation now knows exactly how many entries it will have into each of the 8 Olympic diving events.

A few major takeaways: Germany came through in the big way, earning berths in three of the four synchro events. The U.S. added 1-meter synchro berths for men and women, plus 5 more quota entries between the four individual events.

We’ll briefly run through the qualifying procedures for each event, then list the entry quotas going to each nation.

The qualifying procedures are based on two competitions: last summer’s 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup, which took place earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The full Olympic qualifying procedures are here.

The full results of the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup are here.

Synchronized Events

8 synchronized diving pairs will compete in each event, with each nation allowed a maximum of one pair.

  • 3 from 2015 Worlds: The top 3 finishers at the 2015 Worlds earn quota spots for their nation.
  • 1 from host country: The host nation is guaranteed a spot in each event if it doesn’t otherwise earn one.
  • 4 from 2016 World Cup: The top 4 teams at the 2016 World Cup whose nations aren’t already qualified earn quota spots for their nation.

Men’s Synchro 3-Meter

  1. China (Worlds gold)
  2. Russia (Worlds silver)
  3. Great Britain (Worlds bronze)
  4. Brazil (host)
  5. Germany (1st at World Cup)
  6. Mexico (3rd)
  7. Italy (5th)
  8. USA (6th)

Men’s Synchro 10-Meter

  1. China (Worlds gold)
  2. Mexico (Worlds silver)
  3. Russia (Worlds bronze)
  4. Brazil (host)
  5. Germany (2nd at World Cup)
  6. Great Britain (3rd)
  7. USA (4th)
  8. Ukraine (6th)

Women’s Synchro 3-Meter

  1. China (Worlds gold)
  2. Canada (Worlds silver)
  3. Australia (Worlds bronze)
  4. Brazil (host)
  5. Italy (4th at World Cup)
  6. Malaysia (5th)
  7. Great Britain (6th)
  8. Germany (7th)

Women’s Synchro 10-Meter

  1. China (Worlds gold)
  2. Canada (Worlds silver)
  3. North Korea (Worlds bronze)
  4. Brazil (host)
  5. Malaysia (2nd at World Cup)
  6. Great Britain (3rd)
  7. USA (4th)
  8. Mexico (5th)
Individual Events

34 individual divers will compete in each event, with each nation allowed a maximum of 2 entries.

  • 12 from 2015 Worlds: The top 12 from finals of the World Championships earn quota spots for their nations.
  • 5 from Continental Championships: The winner of each designated continental championship earns a quota place for his/her nation.
  • Up to 18 from 2016 World Cup: The 18 semi-finalists in each event at the World Cup can earn quota places for their nations.

If those three selection criteria don’t fill the 34 entries, more divers will earn quota places based on their finish at the 2016 World Cup, beginning in 19th place and moving down.

Note: One extra wrinkle is that an athlete can only earn 1 quota place for their nation. So an athlete who wins Worlds for a quota place who then goes on to win the continental championship cannot earn his nation a second quota place for his continental win.

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https://swimswam.com/olympic-diving-country-quotas-set-after-fina-world-cup/

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FIVB to partially fund Kenya's trip for upcoming Rio 2016 qualifier

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has agreed to partially fund the Kenyan women’s volleyball team’s trip to Puerto Rico for a Rio 2016 qualifier in May.

Kenya had withdrawn from the international qualification event, which is scheduled to take place in San Juan from May 20 to 22, due to a lack of money.

But in response to a letter from the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) notifying them of their inability to finance the outing, the FIVB has said it will cater for accommodation plus part of the air ticket costs.

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http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1035022/fivb-to-partially-fund-kenyas-trip-for-upcoming-rio-2016-qualifier

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Excitement builds for Friday's Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments draw ceremony at FIBA Headquarters

MIES (2016 Rio Olympics) - Another major step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be taken on Friday when the draw ceremony for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments (for Men and Women) is held at FIBA's headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.

The event will take place at the House of Basketball and can be watched live on youtube.com/FIBA at 15:30 local/CET time.

Brazil, the USA, Argentina, Australia, China, Lithuania, Nigeria, Spain and Venezuela are the nine men's national teams that already have spots in the tournament field at the Summer Games.

The seven national sides with places in the women's tournament are Brazil, the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Senegal and Serbia.

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There will be a 12-team women's FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nantes, France (13-19 June) with five berths to Brazil up for grabs. Argentina, Belarus, Cameroon, China, Cuba, France, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela are the teams taking part.

The winners of the three six-team men's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) will also advance to Brazil. Taking part in the Turin OQT are Greece, Iran, Mexico, Croatia, hosts Italy and Tunisia, while in the Belgrade OQT are Angola, Puerto Rico, hosts Serbia, the Czech Republic, Japan and Latvia. Those OQTs will run from 4-9 July. The Manila OQT is to be staged 5-10 July and will have Canada, Senegal, Turkey, France, New Zealand and the hosts, the Philippines

FIBA

http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/excitement-builds-for-fridays-olympic-basketball-tournaments-draw-ceremony-at-fiba-headquarters

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WOQT draw maps out road to Rio

Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2016 - Fans can look forward to an exciting tournament after the World Olympic Qualification Tournament draw in Tokyo this morning mapped out the road to Rio for each of the eight teams per gender competing to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

Korea and Italy will open the Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament, which will take place from May 14 to 22. The men's event will begin with a match between Iran and Australia on May 28.

Draw results:

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The World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan also doubles as the qualification tournament for Asian teams. The women’s event from May 14 to 22 will be played by the hosts (Japan), the top three ranked teams in Asia (Korea, Thailand and Kazakhstan), the second and third placed teams from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament (Netherlands and Italy), the second placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament (Peru) and the second placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Dominican Republic).

The men’s tournament, which includes the hosts (Japan), the top three ranked teams in Asia (Australia, China and Iran), the second and third placed teams from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament (France and Poland), the second placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament (Venezuela) and the second placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Canada) will take place from May 28 to June 5.

In each gender, the best ranked Asian team plus the top three ranked teams will qualify for the Olympics. If an Asian team is ranked among the top three, then the next ranked team will be qualified.

The World Olympic Qualification Tournaments in Japan will decide which four teams join the seven teams per gender which have already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The teams already qualified for the women’s volleyball tournament at this year’s Olympics are: hosts Brazil, FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup winners China and runners-up Serbia, European Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Russia, NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament winners USA, South American Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Argentina and African Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Cameroon.

A final berth will be decided in Puerto Rico from May 20-22 when Colombia, Algeria and Kenya will take on the local team in a second Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

The teams already qualified for the men’s event are: hosts Brazil, 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup winners USA and runners-up Italy, South American Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Argentina, European Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Russia, NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Cuba and African Olympic Qualification Tournament winners Egypt.

A final vacancy is decided at a second Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament to be held in Mexico City from June 4 to 6, which will see hosts Mexico take on Chile, Algeria and Tunisia.

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FIVB


http://www.fivb.org/EN/Media/viewPressRelease.asp?No=59086&Language=en

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UCI announce Rio Olympic Games track allocations

The UCI have announced the track allocations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August with Australia, Germany and New Zealand qualifying with a full quota of riders. The five Olympic track events are the team pursuit, omnium, keirin, sprint and team sprint. In total, 36 nations have qualified riders for Rio with several reserve positions on offer.

Following strong performances through the World Cup rounds and the World Championships earlier this month, Australia, Germany and New Zealand will have two riders for the men and women's sprint and keirin events, one rider for the omnium and a men's and women's team pursuit squad. Great Britain missed qualification for the women's team sprint and as a result have one rider for the sprint but will field riders in every other event.

China and Canada have a full quota of riders for the women's events although the later will only send one male track rider to Rio in the keirin. The Chinese men's team have qualified for the team sprint, one rider for the sprint and reserve places for the team pursuit and omnium.

The Nertherlands qualified riders for every event bar the women's team pursuit, while France missed qualifying both of its team pursuit squads. Spain will have one male track rider in Rio, for the sprint, but fared better in the women's events with riders for the team pursuit, sprint and keirin.

Hong Kong, South Korea, Poland and Venezuela have also qualified for at least three events.

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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-announce-rio-olympic-games-track-allocations/

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Women's Handball

Five of six teams from the Olympic qualification tournaments has already know their destiny! The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Romania and Montenegro are qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio!

The last team for the Brazilian handball adventure will be decided in direct encounter of France and Japan today.

http://www.handball-planet.com/five-teams-are-in-rio/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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^^ France gets the last women's olympic handball spot

Les handballeuses françaises se sont qualifiées pour les JO de Rio, en s’imposant dimanche contre le Japon au Tournoi de qualification olympique de Metz. Après leur défaite initiale contre les Pays-Bas (17-24), les filles d’Olivier Krumbholz ont battu les Tunisiennes (33-15) et les Nippones.

http://sport24.lefigaro.fr/handball/equipe-de-france/fil-info/les-bleues-qualifiees-pour-les-jeux-olympiques-797357

the 12 teams qualified for Women Olympic Handball Tournament are:

Angola, Argentina, Brazil, France, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain and Sweden

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Six nations make Olympic and Paralympic débuts at Rio 2016 equestrian events

A total of six nations will be making their Olympic and Paralympic debuts at Rio 2016 when they field athletes for the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Para-Equestrian Dressage.

Five National Olympic Committees will be sending equestrian athletes to an Olympic Games for the first time at Rio in August - Chinese Taipei and Qatar for Jumping, the Dominican Republic and Palestine for Dressage, and Zimbabwe for Eventing, while Uruguay will be sending its first Para-Equestrian Dressage athlete to the Paralympics.

Rio 2016 is the first Olympic and Paralympic Games ever to be held in South America and a total of nine South American countries will compete in equestrian at Rio 2016, with Peru securing its first individual qualification in Jumping.

A total of 43 nations have earned qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games across the three disciplines of Eventing, Dressage and Jumping, with 30 countries targeting the equestrian medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where Para-Equestrian Dressage will celebrate 20 years in the Paralympic Movement.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming new nations to the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian family and to have 43 flags at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and 30 for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.

“It’s a testament to the increasing global appeal and universality of our sport to see equestrianism represented at the top level in so many countries. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of our sport and we are looking forward to absolutely top class equestrian action during both Games.”

The Olympic equestrian events get underway the day after the Opening Ceremony in Rio on 6 August 2016 in Deodoro, where the world’s best athletes will compete for team and individual medals in Eventing, Dressage and Jumping.

The Rio 2016 Para-Equestrian Dressage action kicks off on 11 September for what promises to be the largest celebration yet of high-performance sport for people with an impairment, where athletes will target individual medals across grades Ia, Ib, II, III and IV, as well as team medals.

The full list of qualified Olympic nations is here and Paralympic nations here, with summaries on the Olympic and Paralympic qualified nations below:

Olympic summary

Jumping - maximum 75 starters

27 nations: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

15 teams: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States.

12 nations represented by individuals only: Belgium, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Egypt, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Dressage - maximum 60 starters

25 nations: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, United States.

11 teams: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United States.

14 nations represented by individuals only: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Eventing - maximum 65 starters

24 nations: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Zimbabwe.

14 teams: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States.

10 nations represented by individuals only: Belarus, Belgium, Chile, China, Ecuador, Finland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain, Zimbabwe.

Nations fielding full teams in all three Olympic disciplines: Australia, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the United States will field full teams in all three Olympic disciplines.

Total - 43 nations:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

All documents on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification process are here.

FEI

http://www.fei.org/news/six-nations-make-olympic-and-paralympic-d%C3%A9buts-rio-2016-equestrian-events

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