2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games | 17 - 27 August 2014

 


Press release

Young stars fix eyes on place at Nanjing 2014


Belgium's girls' team took gold at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, which featured only volleyball. This year's event will see just beach volleyball included in the sporting line up.

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2013 – With less than six months until beach volleyball makes its debut at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, teams around the world are eyeing places at the tournament as continental qualification tournaments reach their conclusions. 

Guatemala’s Natalia Giron and Estefanie Bethancourt and Erik Flores and Mark Alvarez were the most recent teams to book a place for their country in Nanjing with victory in the NORCECA qualifiers in front of their home fans at the start of February. 

To be eligible for the Youth Olympic Games, athletes must be born between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1999. 

Nanjing 2014 is the second edition of the Summer Games and will be held from August 16 to 28, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The programme will feature 28 sports, including beach volleyball for the first time. Volleyball was present in Singapore in 2010, when Cuba won the boys’ volleyball gold medal over Argentina, while Belgium defeated the United States to clinch the gold medal in the girls’ competition.

AVC

The AVC qualifying tournament will take place at Khanom Beach, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand on April 4 to 6, with each national federation allowed to send one team per gender. 

The tournament will start with a round-robin pool phase followed by a single elimination format from which the top six national federations per gender will qualify.
 

CAVB

The African Qualification Tournament will be held in Ghana and will run from April 10 to 14. It will take place with the first CAVB Continental Referee Delegate Course which will take on April 8 and 9. 

Hosts Ghana will be joined in the tournament by Egypt, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

CEV

After the 2013 Zonal Phase a total of 21 National Federations have qualified for the final qualifying tournament with six places per gender up for grabs. 

The CEV Youth Continental Cup Final will take place in coastal resort of Antalya in Turkey from May 15 to 17. 

In the main draw there will be 18 teams per gender and they will begin with six pools of four teams before advancing to a single elimination phase from which the winners will emerge. 

CSV

Brazil’s boys and girls currently lead South American qualifying following two tournaments, sitting top of the qualifying pools with 400 points apiece. 

There are four more tournaments to come before qualifying is completed: Bolivia from April 4 to 6, Venezuela from April 25 to 27, Peru from May 2 to 4, and Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 16 to 19, 2014. At the end of the four tournaments, the top-six teams qualify for the Youth Olympic Games.

NORCECA

The final NORCECA Beach Volleyball Qualifiers towards the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China will take place in Carolina, Puerto Rico on April 12-13. 

Twelve pairs will compete for the last two places of a total of six teams per gender that will qualify for Nanjing. 

The girls’ teams with places in Nanjing are St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Guatemala while the boys’ teams are St Vincent, Jamaica, Canada and Guatemala.

 

Youth Olympic Games qualification tournaments

AVC

April 4 to 6, 2014 (Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand)

 

CSV

April 4 to 6, 2014 (Bolivia)

April 25 to 27, 2014 (Venezuela)
May 2 to 4, 2014 (Peru)
May 16 to 19, 2014 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

CAVB

April 10 to 14, 2014 (Ghana)

 

NORCECA

April 12 to 13, 2014 (Puerto Rico)

CEV

May 15 to 17, 2014 (Antalya, Turkey)

 

 


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