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Rio 2016 Olympic beach volleyball Drawing of Lots Saturday in Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland, July 8, 2016 - The drawing of lots for beach volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Gstaad on Saturday after the conclusion of the afternoon matches at the Gstaad Major.
With 22 of the 24 berths in each gender’s competition already filled for the August 6-18 Rio Olympic competition, the final two men’s and women’s berth will be determined this weekend in the FIVB Continental Cup Finals in Russia where the matches begin Thursday in Sochi at the same site where two FIVB World Tour qualifying events were staged last September and this past May.
The top-six spots in each Rio 2016 pool for men and women have already been determined via the FIVB World Tour where 28 women’s and 30 men’s events were held from April 2015 through June 12, 2016. Brazil secured two spots in the top six in both the men’s and women’s competition by winning both gender’s 2015 FIVB World Championships along with having a second team qualify by finishing among the top teams on the FIVB World Tour.
Excluding Brazilians, the 15 highest ranked teams on the Olympic Ranking List as of June 13, 2016 earned one quota place for their national federation to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, respecting the maximum of two quota places per national federation.
Each team must have participated in a minimum of 12 official FIVB Olympic Qualification tournaments (FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, recognized Continental Tour Finals) scheduled from January 1, 2015 until June 12, 2016 should they wish to be selected by a qualified national federation.
An additional five Rio Olympic Games berths were rewarded to the Continental Cup winners from the African, Asian, European, NORCECA and South American confederations. The second- and third-place finishers from each confederation qualified for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup Finals in Sochi. With host Russia receiving a “wild card” entry for the women’s Finals in Sochi, the fourth-place finishers for the European playoffs were also granted an opportunity to qualify for the Rio Games.
Here is the men’s process to determine the seedings for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games followed by the women’s draw.
Men’s Rio 2016 Olympic Competition
Pool A - Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil (2015 FIVB world champions, No. 1 FIVB World Tour)
Pool B - Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, Netherlands (No. 2 FIVB World Tour)
Pool C - Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, United States (No. 3 FIVB World Tour)
Pool D - Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg, Brazil (host country, No. 4 FIVB World Tour)
Pool E - Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands (No. 5 FIVB World Tour)
Pool F - Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson, United States (No. 6 FIVB World Tour)
Draw 1 for Pool D, E and F placement (No. 7, 8 and 9 from FIVB World Tour)
• Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera, Spain (No. 7)
• Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia (No. 8)
• Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Konstantin Semenov, Russia (No. 9)
Draw 2 for Pool A, B and C placement (No. 10, 11 and 12 from FIVB World Tour)
• Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy (No. 10)
• Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak, Poland (No. 11)
• Adrian Carambula/Alex Ranghieri, Italy (No. 12)
Draw 3 for Pool A, B, C, D and E placement (No. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 from FIVB World Tour)
• Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, Austria (No. 13)
• Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland (No. 14, cannot be in the same Pool as compatriots Kantor/Losiak)
• Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen, Germany (No. 15)
• Ben Saxton/Chaim Schalk, Canada (No. 16)
• Lombardo Ontiveros/Juan Virgen, Mexico (No. 17)
Draw 4 for Pool F (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• To be determined, Tunisia (African confederation)
• Jefferson Pereira/Cherif Younousse, Qatar (Asian confederation)
• Alexander Huber/Robin Seidl, Austria (European confederation)
• Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez, Cuba (NORCECA confederation)
• Esteban Grimalt/Marco Grimalt, Chile (South American confederation)
Draw 5 for Pool C, D, E and F (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• Four of the five confederation winners not drawn to file a spot in Pool F
• If Huber/Seidl are not drawn to fil the fourth spot in Pool F, they cannot be in the same Pool with compatriots Doppler/Horst)
Draw 6 for Pool A, B, C, D and E (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• Continental Cup Finals entry winner
• Continental Cup Finals entry runners-up
Women’s Rio 2016 Olympic Competition
Pool A - Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca, Brazil (host country, No. 1 FIVB World Tour)
Pool B - Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, Brazil (2015 FIVB world champions, No. 2 FIVB World Tour)
Pool C - April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings, United States (No. 3 FIVB World Tour)
Pool D - Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst, Germany (host country, No. 4 FIVB World Tour)
Pool E - Heather Bansley/Sarah Pavan, Canada (No. 5 FIVB World Tour)
Pool F - Madelein Meppelink/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands (No. 6 FIVB World Tour)
Draw 1 for Pool D, E and F placement) (No. 7, 8 and 9 from FIVB World Tour)
• Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, Australia (No. 7)
• Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany (No. 8, cannot be in the same Pool as Ludwig/Walkenhorst, Pool D)
• Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy (No. 9)
Draw 2 for Pool A, B and C placement (No. 10, 11 and 12 from FIVB World Tour)
• Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez, Spain (No. 10)
• Monika Brzostek/Kinga Kolosinska, Poland (No. 11)
• Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Verge-Depre, Switzerland (No. 12)
Draw 3 for Pool A, B, C, D and E placement (No. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 from FIVB World Tour)
• Jamie Broder/Kristina Valjas, Canada (No. 13, cannot be in the same Pool with Bansley/Pavan, Pool E)
• Joana Heidrich/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland (No. 14, cannot be in the same Pool as Forrer/Verge-Depre)
• Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat, United States (No. 15, cannot be in the same Pool as Ross/Walsh Jennings, Pool C)
• Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug, Argentina (No. 16)
• Fan Wang/Yuan Yue, China (No. 17)
Draw 4 for Pool F (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• To be determined, Egypt (African confederation)
• Mariafe Artacho/Nicole Laird, Australia (Asian confederation)
• Karen Cope Charles/Nathalia Alfaro, Costa Rica, NORCECA confederation)
• To be determined, Venezuela (South American Confederation)
Draw 5 for Pool C, D, E and F (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• Four of the five confederation winners not drawn to file a spot in Pool F
• Jantine van der Vlist/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands (European confederation, cannot be in the same Pool with Meppelink/Van Iersel)
• If Artacho/Laird are not drawn to fil a spot in Pool F, they cannot be in the same Pool with Bawden/Clancy)
Draw 6 for Pool A, B, C, D and E (Confederation Continental Cup winners)
• Continental Cup Finals entry winner
• Continental Cup Finals entry runners-up
NOTES
• At the present time, 23 countries will fill berths for the Rio 2016 Olympic Beach Volleyball competition.
1. Argentina - 1 women’s team (first time for women)
2. Australia - 2 women’s teams
3. Austria - 2 men’s teams
4. Brazil - 2 men’s and 2 women’s teams
5. Canada - 1 men’s and 2 women’s teams
6. Chile - 1 men’s team (first-time for country)
7. China 1 women’s team
8. Costa Rica - 1 women’s team (first-time for country)
9. Cuba - 1 men’s team
10. Egypt - 1 women’s team (first-time for country)
11. Germany - 1 men’s and 2 women’s teams
12. Italy - 2 men’s and 1 women’s teams
13. Latvia - 1 men’s team
14. Mexico - 1 men’s team
15. Netherlands - 2 men’s and 2 women’s teams
16. Poland - 2 men’s and 1 women’s teams (first-time for women)
17. Qatar - 1 men’s team (first-time for country)
18. Russia - 1 men’s team
19. Spain - 1 men’s and 1 women’s teams
20. Switzerland - 2 women’s teams
21. Tunisia - 1 men’s team (first-time for country)
22. United States - 2 men’s and 2 women’s teams
23. Venezuela - 1 women’s team (first-time for women)
• A total of five teams and 19 players will be repeat Olympians. Of the 18 players, two have won Olympic gold medals, one has claimed silver and two have netted bronze. Two players will become four-time Olympians
Men’s Teams
1. Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, Austria (London 2012. Doppler competed in Beijing 2008 with Peter Gartmayer and Horst with Florian Gosch. Doppler also qualified for Athens 2004, but was replaced by Gosch due to a knee injury.)
2. Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy (London 2012)
3. Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland (London 2012)
4. Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera, Spain (London 2012. Herrera won the Athens 2004 silver medal with Javier Bosma and competed in the Beijing 2008 Olympics with Raul Mesa)
Women’s Teams
1. Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez, Spain (London 2012)
Men’s Players
1. Alison Cerutti, Brazil (London 2012 silver medal winner with Emanuel Rego)
2. Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands (Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with Richard Schuill)
3. Phil Dalhausser, United States (Beijing 2008 gold medal winner, London 2012 with Todd Rogers)
4. Jake Gibb, United States (Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with Sean Rosenthal)
5. Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Latvia (Beijing 2008 with Martins Plavins and London 2012 with Ruslans Sorokins)
6. Janis Smedins, Latvia (London 2012 bronze medal winner with Plavins)
7. Konstantin Semenov, Russia (London 2012 with Serguey Prokopyev)
Women’s Players
1. Ana Gallay, Argentina (London 2012 with Virginia Zonta)
2. Louise Bawden, Australia (London 2012 with Becchara Palmer)
3. Talita Antunes, Brazil (Beijing 2008 with Renata Ribeiro and London 2012 with Maria Antonelli)
4. Larissa Franca, Brazil (Beijing 2008 with Ana Paula Connolly and London 2012 bronze medal winner with Juliana Felisberta)
5. Laura Ludwig, Germany (Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with Sarah Goller Niedrig)
6. Marta Menegatti, Italy (London 2012 with Greta Cicolari)
7. Madelein Meppelink, Netherlands (London 2012 with Sophie Van Gestel)
8. Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands (London 2012 with Sanne Keizer)
9. Sophie Van Gestel, Netherlands (London 2012 with Meppelink)
10. Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland (London 2012 with Simone Kuhn)
11. April Ross, United States (London 2012 silver medal winner with Jen Kessy)
12. Kerri Walsh Jennings, United States (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 gold medal winner with Misty May-Treanor)
• Six Rio Olympic teams have won medals at FIVB World Championships.
1. Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil (2015 gold)
2. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, Netherlands (2013 gold)
3. Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, Brazil (2015 gold)
4. Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands (2015 silver)
5. Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany (2013 silver)
6. Evandro Goncalves/Pedro Solberg, Brazil (2015 bronze)
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Hopefully we'll get the full match schedule shortly thereafter. Curious to see where NBC wants to slot the American teams.

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Drawing of lots

The drawing of lots for Beach Volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were held in Gstaad, Switzerland on Saturday, July 9 2016, in the evening after the conclusion of the afternoon matches at the Gstaad Major.

With 22 of the 24 berths in each gender’s competition already filled for the August 6-18 Rio Olympic competition, the final two men’s and women’s berth will be determined on Sunday at the FIVB Continental Cup Finals in Russia where the matches began Thursday, July 7 in Sochi, Russia.

Women's Draw

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Men's Draw

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http://rio2016.fivb.com/en/beachvolleyball/drawing%20of%20lots

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Watching my first glimpse of beach volleyball action now. And question - is al the action there scheduled for night? Seems a big pity to have it on such a draw card as Copacabana, but then not be able to show Copacabana at its best. Bondi looked great at Sydney's games, wanting to see Copacabana look the same this time round.

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Just caught (an obvious replay of) the Aussie women versus Netherlands match. Not only do I have to say the venue looks great in the daytime (now THAT'S why Copacabana was going to be a great venue), but a fantastic, exciting match overall. Close all the way through (that neck and neck First set was nail biting). Whoo, so enthralling to watch (and, yes, it helped that our gals won).

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Well, that women's semi final win by Brazil over the US is the type of atmosphere you want at a Rio games. And, yes, it is a pity it isn't widespread, but take it where you can.

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i am still too upset to speak about that game, but it was beautiful to watch at least.

the prelims seem like such a waste of time when there are two teams of that caliber out there.

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7 hours ago, StefanMUC said:

Go German girls tonight :D

The better steel themselves for Here comes the boos 

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A very deserved gold for Germany. Ludwig played very well. I hope our boys can win tomorrow.

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Germans won gold? Good for them! I'm actually happy because I've become terribly annoyed with the Brazilians as of late and I would love them to lose every chance they get! Rooting for Germany in the men's soccer final!

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Well the men are gold. Sorry Latin we won 2 golds today. B)

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F**k! (No, not at the result)

Brazil were one set up when I had to go and take a phone call then get caught up in business. Then I came back, the TV had switched to Aussie highlights (or what passed for highlights today), and I had to look here to see how it ended. So, did the crowd go wild?

Congrats Brazil - that's one you wanted. Glad for you. :)

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Thanks Rols. Yes people are wild in the Maracanã of beach volleyball (aka copacabana) :)

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Oh what a shame Brazil won a beach volleyball gold after the women failed to do so yesterday! I was hoping now more than ever after hearing y'all spent $10 million just on volleyball programs alone to try and take all 4 gold medals in beach and indoor volleyball that y'all would lose lol!

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One gold, one silver and one of the indoor teams in the semifinal. Is this a bad result? :blink: How many medals the us teams won in volleyball?

Was amazing to hear the national anthem in copacabana. 

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22 minutes ago, LatinXTC said:

Oh what a shame Brazil won a beach volleyball gold after the women failed to do so yesterday! I was hoping now more than ever after hearing y'all spent $10 million just on volleyball programs alone to try and take all 4 gold medals in beach and indoor volleyball that y'all would lose lol!

Seriously, why would you wish that on a host??????? What has Brazil done to you?

:angry:

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