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For those want to know the qualfying criterios for every discipline in view of Beijing I would suggest you to take a look on the CONI site. Sorry it's only in italan but right now it's the only dedicated site where I've found a complete list of qualifying schedule for every olympic sport.

Coni.Beijing.it

There you can also find a section updated of the 2007 World Cahmpionships medal tally per country.

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There, there are the world qualifying events and the European qualifying events (for exemple, in volleyball, there will be more continental championships: the Americas, Africa...). The rest of the tournaments are on wikipedia ;)

... The next Olympic Qualifying Event (if I'm not wrong) will be the Boxing Championships in Chicago and, then, the FIVB World Cup in Japan ...

Good luck to Spain! And good luck to all of your countries too :P

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Yes there aren't the special qualifiyng events for the other continets but you have all the qualifying criterios for Beijing though.

Here next events you find the updated list of the next qualifying events.

So next are.

Boxing WC

23.10.2007 / 3.11.2007

Chicago

Gym WC

02.11.2007 / 04.11.2007

Quebec City

Volley WC

2.11.2007 / 16.11.2007

Japan

Here ther's the 2007 updated World Chs medal tally per country 2007 medal tally

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Oh, yes: the trampoline gymnastics world championships in Quebec, I forgot! Anyway, I think Spanish athletes have a few possibilities here :unsure:... But in the FIVB men's world cup the Spanish team can surprise almost everyone, after they won the European Championships beating Russia in Moscow, I think they can make a great tournament.

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Men's Volley, European Qualifying Tournament (7-13 Jan -Izmir)

Draws:

Group A

Spain

Italy

Poland

Holland

Group B

Turkey

Serbia

Germany

Finland

The first two of each group get the semis.

Beside the singular Continental tournaments, there will be also three World tournaments (scheduled from May to June in Germany, Portugal and Japan) for the last three remaining spots.

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Men's Volley, European Qualifying Tournament (7-13 Jan -Izmir)

Draws:

Group A

Spain

Italy

Poland

Holland

Group B

Turkey

Serbia

Germany

Finland

The first two of each group get the semis.

Beside the singular Continental tournaments, there will be also three World tournaments (scheduled from May to June in Germany, Portugal and Japan) for the last three remaining spots.

Interesting that no Russia or Bulgaria

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January Scheduling:

Men's Volley, European Qualifying Tournament-Izmir

7.1.2008 / 13.1.2008

Sailing, WC (Finn Class)-Melbourne

20.01.2008 / 29.01.2008

Taekwondo, European Qualifying Tournament -Istanbul

26.01.2008 / 27.01.2008

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Venezuela has qualified in both men's and women's volleyball on the same day yesterday. The men upset Argentina at the Argentinian's backyard. Four hours later the women beat traditional South American power Peru, both of whom coming into the Final with 3-0 records, 3 sets to 2 for the sole South American ticket to Beijing. Surely a day to be remembered for Venezeulan volleyball fans.

Venezuela Shockingly Qualifies In Both Men's And Women's Volleyball

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Venezuela has qualified in both men's and women's volleyball on the same day yesterday. The men upset Argentina at the Argentinian's backyard. Four hours later the women beat traditional South American power Peru, both of whom coming into the Final with 3-0 records, 3 sets to 2 for the sole South American ticket to Beijing. Surely a day to be remembered for Venezeulan volleyball fans.

Venezuela Shockingly Qualifies In Both Men's And Women's Volleyball

I know!! And this kinda plays right into the hands of that half-literate loudmouth, Chavez.

And some interesting notes from the blog of Rob Browning, the US Men's Team leader in Puerto Rico: (bolded section is mine)

Today, the sun is shining and the island is drying off after a very rainy day yesterday. Before yesterday’s match with the Dominican Republic both teams entered the main court dripping wet after running from the warm-up court to the stadium in a tropical downpour.

Tomorrow is the much anticipated match against Puerto Rico. An interesting sidebar to the match is the familiarity that the players from each team have with each other. Many of Puerto Rico’s players played collegiate volleyball in the U.S. Their star player, opposite Hector “Picky” Soto, played at IPFW. Others who played NCAA volleyball are outside hitter Victor Rivera and middle blocker Enrique Escalante (Lewis), outside hitter Jose Rivera and middle blocker Rene Esteves (Ohio State), and outside hitter Ivan Perez and setter Angel Perez (BYU).

Five players on USA’s roster have played in Puerto Rico. Clay Stanley, Riley Salmon, Ryan Millar, Scott Touzinsky, and Gabe Gardner all played in Puerto Rico’s Superior League. The league is attractive to USA players because of the short season, good pay and great support and excitement surrounding the league.

Moving to another topic, the Cuban team has sequestered itself away from the rest of the teams in an attempt to prevent any defections. Four years ago at this same tournament in Puerto Rico two of Cuba’s players slipped away from the team not long after they lost the qualification match to USA. The match in 2004 came down to the wire with Reid Priddy and Tom Hoff coming up with a stuff block on championship point.

Defections have hurt Cuba’s men’s national team in the past 6 years. In 2001 Cuba had arguably the best team in the world. That year, Cuba defeated the USA at the NORCECA Championships in the final match in Barbados, then went on to win the Grand Champions Cup in Japan. Not long after that at a tournament in Belgium, most of the starting lineup for Cuba got hold of their passports and disappeared into the night. Cuba's national team has not returned to that level of play since, although they seem to have a never-ending supply of young talent, including the good young team they have at this tournament.

Cuba is staying and eating at the Puerto Rican Olympic Training Center while the rest of the teams are staying at the tournament hotel and eating meals at a dining hall across from the stadium.

U can read the full text on: http://www.usavolleyball.org/VolleyballNews/news.asp?id=2038

Edited by baron-pierreIV
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To take a quick look at the updated Volley qualifying results. (from the FIVB site)

MEN

1. China (host country)

2. Brazil (1st World Cup)

3. Russia (2nd World Cup)

4. Bulgaria (3rd World Cup)

5. COQT - Africa

6. COQT - Asia *

7. COQT - Europe

8. COQT - Norceca

9. Venezuela - South America

10. WOQT - Germany

11. WOQT - Japan *

12. WOQT - Portugal

WOMEN

1. China (host country)

2. Italy (1st World Cup)

3. Brazil (2nd World Cup)

4. U.S.A. (3rd World Cup)

5. COQT - Africa

6. COQT - Asia *

7. COQT - Europe

8. Cuba - Norceca

9. Venezuela - South America

10. WOQT - Japan *

11. WOQT - Japan *

12. WOQT - Japan *

* The Asian Continental Qualification Tournaments are played combined with the World Olympic Qualification Tournaments in Japan

COQT = Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament

WOQT = World Olympic Qualification

www.fivb.org

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US MEN GO TO BEIJING!!

3rd game: 25- 20!!

(This is the 3rd consecutive time the USA men have qualified at this event, beating Canada 3-0 in Winnipeg in 2000, Cuba 3-2 in Puerto Rico in 2004, and now Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico. This also makes USA Volleyball one of the very few federations in the world that has sent both its men’s and women’s teams to every Olympic Games since 1984.)

Again, here's a great analysis by Rob Browning of USA Volleyball on how Puerto Rico could've made things a little easier on themselves:

A month ago at the first Olympic Qualifying event, the 2007 World Cup in Japan, the Puerto Rican men’s team beat the USA for the first time in 30 years. That match was significant not only because of that historic fact, but because it ultimately kept the USA from qualifying at that event. Puerto Rico’s win was a double-edged sword—it was a great accomplishment to beat the USA, but it ended up making their road to Beijing much more difficult. If Puerto Rico had lost to the USA in Japan (or if the USA had not lost to Spain or Russia), Puerto Rico would likely be packing their bags for Beijing now — and that would be an infinitely greater accomplishment than beating the USA in the World Cup.

As soon as the USA lost to Russia, there were a lot of happy teams in the European zone, because two of their teams, Russia and Bulgaria, secured spots in the Olympics. That guaranteed at least 3 spots from the European zone.

The USA’s losing to Russia had the opposite impact on the teams in the NORCECA zone. There was only one guaranteed ticket to Beijing at this event in Puerto Rico and someone was going to have to go through the the USA to get it. The NORCECA teams, Puerto Rico, Canada and Cuba in particular, were pulling for the USA to qualify in Japan so that they did not have to meet us here. Unfortunately for them that was not going to happen.

Puerto Rico still has a shot at making it to Beijing, but the road gets even harder after this. They will be included in one of three last-chance qualifiers to be held in Japan, Germany, and Turkey, where the highest ranked teams that have not yet qualified will battle for the last three tickets to Beijing.

Sometimes, it's better to lose a battle in order to win a war.

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MEN's Volley, Updates

1. China (host country)

2. Brazil (1st World Cup)

3. Russia (2nd World Cup)

4. Bulgaria (3rd World Cup)

5. COQT - Africa

6. COQT - Asia *

7. Serbia - Europe

8. USA - Norceca

9. Venezuela - South America

10. WOQT - Germany

11. WOQT - Japan *

12. WOQT - Portugal

Spain, Italy and Poland to join the WOQT

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Draw for the women's basketball Olympic qualification in Madrid:

Group A--Latvia, Japan, Senegal

Group B--Angola, Argentina, Czech Republic

Group C--Fiji, Brazil, Spain

Group D--Belarus, Cuba, Chinese Taipei

Top two in each group go into the quarterfinals with the winners automatically go to Beijing. The quarterfinal losers will go in a group with the top finisher gets the fifth and final ticket to Beijing.

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