Volleyball
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Pictograms for indoor (left) and beach volleyball (right)
VenueEarls Court Exhibition Centre (indoor)
Horse Guards Parade (beach)
Dates28 July – 12 August 2012
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The volleyball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were played between 28 July and 12 August.[1]

The indoor volleyball competition took place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, in west London, and the beach volleyball tournament was held at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

Events

Four sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Qualifying criteria

Each National Olympic Committee was allowed to enter one men's and one women's qualified team in the volleyball tournaments and two men's and two women's qualified teams in the beach volleyball.[2]

Men's indoor volleyball qualification

Details of the men's qualification follow:

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 6 July 2005 Singapore Singapore 1  Great Britain
2011 World Cup 20 November – 4 December 2011  Japan 3  Russia
 Poland
 Brazil
African Qualifier 17–21 January 2012 Cameroon Yaoundé 1  Tunisia
North American Qualifier 7–12 May 2012 United States Long Beach 1  United States
European Qualifier 8–13 May 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Italy
South American Qualifier 11–13 May 2012 Argentina Burzaco 1  Argentina
1st World Qualifier 1–10 June 2012 Japan Tokyo 1  Serbia
Asian Qualifier* 1  Australia
2nd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Bulgaria
3rd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Germany Berlin 1  Germany
Total 12
* The Asian Qualifier was combined with the 1st World Qualifier. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the 1st World Qualifier winners, while the best Asian team except the 1st World Qualifier winners qualified as the Asian Qualifier winners.

Women's indoor volleyball qualification

Details of the women's qualification follow:

Means of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host country 6 July 2005 Singapore Singapore 1  Great Britain
2011 World Cup 4–18 November 2011 Japan Japan 3  Italy
 United States
 China
African Qualifier 2–4 February 2012 Algeria Blida 1  Algeria
North American Qualifier 29 Apr–5 May 2012 Mexico Tijuana 1  Dominican Republic
European Qualifier 1–6 May 2012 Turkey Ankara 1  Turkey
South American Qualifier 9–13 May 2012 Brazil São Carlos 1  Brazil
World Qualifier 19–27 May 2012 Japan Tokyo 3  Russia
 South Korea
 Serbia
Asian Qualifier 1  Japan
Total 12

Men's beach volleyball qualification

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualified
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking (as of 17 June 2012) 16  Brazil
 United States
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Poland
 United States
 Brazil
 Germany
 Spain
 China
 Switzerland
 Czech Republic
 Latvia
 Latvia
 Italy
 Switzerland
2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup (confirmed on 2 July 2012) 5  Venezuela (South America)
 South Africa (Africa)
 Canada (North America)
 Japan (Asia/Oceania)
 Norway (Europe)
Beach Volleyball World Cup Final Olympic Qualification (26 June – 1 July 2012) 2  Austria
 Russia
Host nation 1  Great Britain
Total 24

Women's beach volleyball qualification

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualified
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking (as of 17 June 2012) 16  Brazil
 China
 United States
 Brazil
 United States
 Netherlands
 Italy
 Germany
 Czech Republic
 Spain
 Germany
 Switzerland
 Austria
 Australia
 Czech Republic
 Greece
2010–12 Continental Beach Volleyball Cup (confirmed on 2 July 2012) 5  Mauritius (Africa)
 Argentina (South America)
 Russia (Europe)
 Canada (North America)
 Australia (Asia/Oceania)
Beach Volleyball World Cup Final Olympic Qualification (26 June – 1 July 2012) 2  Netherlands
 Russia
Host nation 1  Great Britain
Total 24

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil1214
2 United States1203
3 Germany1001
 Russia1001
5 Italy0011
 Japan0011
 Latvia0011
Totals (7 entries)44412

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's indoor
details
 Russia (RUS)
Nikolay Apalikov
Taras Khtey (c)
Sergey Grankin
Sergey Tetyukhin
Aleksandr Sokolov
Yury Berezhko
Aleksandr Butko
Dmitriy Muserskiy
Dmitriy Ilinikh
Maxim Mikhaylov
Aleksandr Volkov
Aleksey Obmochaev

Head coach: Vladimir Alekno
 Brazil (BRA)
Bruno Rezende
Wallace de Souza
Sidnei Santos
Leandro Vissotto Neves
Gilberto Godoy Filho (c)
Murilo Endres
Sérgio Santos
Thiago Alves
Rodrigo Santana
Lucas Saatkamp
Ricardo Garcia
Dante Amaral

Head coach: Bernardo Rezende
 Italy (ITA)
Cristian Savani (c)
Luigi Mastrangelo
Simone Parodi
Samuele Papi
Michal Lasko
Ivan Zaytsev
Dante Boninfante
Dragan Travica
Alessandro Fei
Emanuele Birarelli
Andrea Bari
Andrea Giovi

Head coach: Mauro Berruto
Women's indoor
details
 Brazil (BRA)
Fabiana Claudino (c)
Dani Lins
Paula Pequeno
Adenízia da Silva
Thaísa Menezes
Jaqueline Carvalho
Fernanda Ferreira
Tandara Caixeta
Natália Pereira
Sheilla Castro
Fabiana de Oliveira
Fernanda Garay

Head coach: José Roberto Guimarães
 United States (USA)
Danielle Scott-Arruda
Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Lindsey Berg (c)
Tamari Miyashiro
Nicole Davis
Jordan Larson
Megan Hodge
Christa Harmotto
Logan Tom
Foluke Akinradewo
Courtney Thompson
Destinee Hooker

Head coach: Hugh McCutcheon
 Japan (JPN)
Hitomi Nakamichi
Yoshie Takeshita
Mai Yamaguchi
Erika Araki (c)
Kaori Inoue
Maiko Kano
Yuko Sano
Ai Otomo
Risa Shinnabe
Saori Sakoda
Yukiko Ebata
Saori Kimura

Head coach: Masayoshi Manabe
Men's beach
details
 Julius Brink
and Jonas Reckermann (GER)
 Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
 Mārtiņš Pļaviņš
and Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
Women's beach
details
 Kerri Walsh Jennings
and Misty May-Treanor (USA)
 Jennifer Kessy
and April Ross (USA)
 Juliana Felisberta
and Larissa França (BRA)

References

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ Olympic Qualifying process confirmed for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, FIVB, 17 May 2010.

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