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Olympic Volleyball Tournaments' Drawing of Lots in Beijing set for Wednesday

Chinese fans, shown here at Athens 2004, are ready to cheer on their teams in Beijing

Lausanne, June 10, 2008 Ė The Drawing of Lots for the Menís and Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournaments will take place in Beijing on Wednesday, June 11, from 2-4 p.m. local time.

Under the supervision of FIVB First Executive Vice-President Jizhong Wei, BOCOG will conduct the official draw.

The 12 qualified National Teams in each tournament will be divided equally into Pools A and B, with a serpentine system based on world ranking used to determine the composition of the Pools. The draw for the day by day calendar of matches will then follow.

The draw will take place in the Press Conference Room of the Capital Indoor Stadium, the main Volleyball venue during the Summer Games.

Authorities from the Chinese Volleyball Association and representatives from National Olympic Committees also will be present.

Hosts China, defending Olympic champions Brazil, Russia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, USA, Venezuela, Germany, Italy and Poland are the National Teams that make up the Menís draw.

Hosts and defending Olympic champions China, Italy, Brazil, USA, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Poland, Serbia and Japan make up the Womenís draw.

  
 

 

  
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