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2004 Olympic Games

FIVB officially announces teams for Athens

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 23, 2004 - As per FIVB-IOC Olympic Qualification regulations, the FIVB is pleased to announce the Official Olympic Ranking for the 24 men’s teams and the 24 women’s teams selected to participate in the Beach Volleyball Tournaments of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Both tournaments will be played in a pool play format followed by single elimination, starting on August 15 and finishing August 25. The Klagenfurt Grand Slam will play host to the Drawing of Lots ceremony on July 31 at 7:30 pm (in the Wappensaal) to determine the seeding of the Pools.

 

 

Women’s Teams

 Country

 

 Points

 

 Men’s Teams

 Country

Points

1

Walsh-May

USA

[flag for USA]

3'960

1

Ricardo-Emanuel

BRA

[flag for BRA]

3'920

2

Adriana Behar-Shelda

BRA

[flag for BRA]

3'656

2

Benjamin-Marcio Araujo

BRA

[flag for BRA]

3'128

3

Ana Paula-Sandra Pires

BRA

[flag for BRA]

3'474

3

Laciga M.-Laciga P.

SUI

[flag for SUI]

3'018

4

McPeak-Youngs

USA

[flag for USA]

3'196

4

Dieckmann M.-Reckermann

GER

[flag for GER]

2'934

5

Cook-Sanderson

AUS

[flag for AUS]

2'750

5

Heuscher-Kobel

SUI

[flag for SUI]

2'792

6

Schnyder-Benoît-Kuhn

SUI

[flag for SUI]

2'154

6

Baracetti-Conde

ARG

[flag for ARG]

2'634

7

Pohl-Rau

GER

[flag for GER]

2'130

7

Blanton-Nygaard

USA

[flag for USA]

2'296

8

Tian Jia-Wang Fei

CHN

[flag for CHN]

2'116

8

Kjemperud-Hoidalen

NOR

[flag for NOR]

2'198

9

Lahme-Müsch

GER

[flag for GER]

2'110

9

Dieckmann Ch.-Scheuerpflug

GER

[flag for GER]

2'126

10

Celbova-Novakova

CZE

[flag for CZE]

2'084

10

Berger-Doppler

AUT

[flag for AUT]

2'044

11

Larrea Peraza-Fernandez Grasset

CUB

[flag for CUB]

1'900

11

Holdren-Metzger

USA

[flag for USA]

1'980

12

Kadijk R.-Leenstra

NED

[flag for NED]

1'884

12

Schacht-Slack

AUS

[flag for AUS]

1'584

13

L.Wang-W.H. You

CHN

[flag for CHN]

1'710

13

Maia-Brenha

POR

[flag for POR]

1'578

14

Sfyri-Karadassiou

GRE

[flag for GRE]

1'648

14

Prosser-Williams

AUS

[flag for AUS]

1'556

15

Koutroumanidou-Arvaniti

GRE

[flag for GRE]

1'600

15

Alvarez-Rossell

CUB

[flag for CUB]

1'492

16

Gattelli-Perrotta

ITA

[flag for ITA]

1'524

16

Bosma-Herrera

ESP

[flag for ESP]

1'420

17

Dumont-Martin

CAN

[flag for CAN]

1'460

17

Berg B.-Dahl

SWE

[flag for SWE]

1'272

18

Lochowicz-Pottharst

AUS

[flag for AUS]

1'284

18

Maaseide-Horrem

NOR

[flag for NOR]

1'220

19

Glesnes-Maaseide

NOR

[flag for NOR]

1'196

19

Nowotny-Gartmayer

AUT

[flag for AUT]

1'102

20

Tokuno-Kusuhara

JPN

[flag for JPN]

1'192

20

Canet-Hamel

FRA

[flag for FRA]

1'056

21

Gaxiola-Garcia

MEX

[flag for MEX]

1'152

21

Hernandez-Papaleo

PUR

[flag for PUR]

1'052

22

Hakedal-Torlen

NOR

[flag for NOR]

1'130

22

Child-Heese

CAN

[flag for CAN]

1'034

23

Yanchulova-Yanchulova

BUL

[flag for BUL]

1'100

23

Rorich-Pocock C.

RSA

[flag for RSA]

242

24

Naidoo-Willand

RSA

[flag for RSA]

408

24

Michalopoulos-Beligratis "Beli"

GRE

[flag for GRE]

220

Any modification to the attached Olympic Rankings may exclusively occur following the terms of the Olympic Qualification Formula approved by the IOC and the FIVB.