F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 11.06.2008

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Preliminary match order completed for Olympic Volleyball Tournaments after Drawing of Lots in Beijing
 

FIVB First Executive Vice-President Jizhong Wei (centre) during the Drawing of Lots Ceremony in Beijing

Lausanne, June 11, 2008 – The Drawing of Lots to determine the order of matches in the Preliminary Round of the Men’s and Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournaments took place on Wednesday in Beijing.

The 12 qualified National Teams in each tournament were divided equally into Pools A and B, with China in Pool A and a serpentine system based on world ranking as at January 5, 2008, used to determine the composition of the Pools. The distribution was as follows:

Women’s Tournament
Pool A: 1. Japan, 2. Venezuela, 3. Poland, 4. Cuba, 5. China, 6. USA
Pool B: 1. Algeria 2. Serbia, 3. Italy, 4. Russia, 5. Kazakhstan, 6. Brazil

Men’s Tournament
Pool A: 1. USA, 2. Italy, 3. Bulgaria, 4. China, 5. Japan, 6. Venezuela
Pool B: 1. Serbia, 2. Brazil, 3. Poland, 4. Germany, 5. Egypt, 6. Russia

The draw for the day by day calendar of matches followed and was conducted in accordance with the Berger Table.

The Drawing of Lots set up the following Women’s and Men’s matches for the competition:

Women

Saturday 9.8.2008
JAPAN – U.S.A.
(1 - 6)
VENEZUELA
– CHINA (2 - 5)

POLAND – CUBA (3 - 4)

ALGERIA – BRAZIL (1 - 6)

SERBIA – KAZAKHSTAN (2 - 5)

ITALY – RUSSIA (3 - 4)

 

Monday 11.8.2008

U.S.A. – CUBA (6 - 4)

CHINA – POLAND (5 - 3)

JAPAN – VENEZUELA (1 - 2)

BRAZIL – RUSSIA (6 - 4)

KAZAKHSTAN – ITALY (5 - 3)

ALGERIA – SERBIA (1 - 2)

 

Wednesday 13.8.2008

VENEZUELA – U.S.A. (2 - 6)

POLAND – JAPAN (3 - 1)

CUBA – CHINA (4 - 5)

SERBIA – BRAZIL (2 - 6)

ITALY – ALGERIA (3 - 1)

RUSSIA – KAZAKHSTAN (4 - 5)

 

Friday 15.8.2008

U.S.A. – CHINA (6 - 5)

JAPAN – CUBA (1 - 4)

VENEZUELA – POLAND (2 - 3)

BRAZIL – KAZAKHSTAN (6 - 5)

ALGERIA – RUSSIA (1 - 4)

SERBIA – ITALY (2 - 3)

 

Sunday 17.8.2008

POLAND – U.S.A. (3 - 6)

CUBA – VENEZUELA (4 - 2)

CHINA – JAPAN (5 - 1)

ITALY – BRAZIL (3 - 6)

RUSSIA – SERBIA (4 - 2)

KAZAKHSTAN – ALGERIA (5 - 1)

 

Men

 

Sunday 10.8.2008
U.S.A. – VENEZUELA (1 - 6)

ITALY – JAPAN (2 - 5)

BULGARIA – CHINA (3 - 4)

SERBIA – RUSSIA (1 - 6)

BRAZIL – EGYPT (2 - 5)

POLAND – GERMANY (3 - 4)

 

Tuesday 12.8.2008

VENEZUELA – CHINA (6 - 4)
JAPAN
– BULGARIA (5 - 3)
U.S.A.
– ITALY (1 - 2)
RUSSIA
– GERMANY (6 - 4)
EGYPT
– POLAND (5 - 3)
SERBIA
– BRAZIL (1 - 2)

Thursday 14.8.2008

ITALY – VENEZUELA (2 - 6)
BULGARIA
– U.S.A. (3 - 1)
CHINA
– JAPAN (4 - 5)
BRAZIL
– RUSSIA (2 - 6)
POLAND
– SERBIA (3 - 1)
GERMANY
– EGYPT (4 - 5)

Saturday 16.8.2008

VENEZUELA – JAPAN (6 - 5)
U.S.A.
– CHINA (1 - 4)
ITALY
– BULGARIA (2 - 3)
RUSSIA
– EGYPT (6 - 5)
SERBIA
– GERMANY (1 - 4)
BRAZIL
– POLAND (2 - 3)    

 

Monday 18.8.2008

BULGARIA – VENEZUELA (3 - 6)
CHINA – ITALY (4 - 2)
JAPAN – U.S.A. (5 - 1)
POLAND- RUSSIA (3 - 6)
GERMANY – BRAZIL (4 - 2)
EGYPT – SERBIA (5 - 1)


The order of the games with their starting times will be determined by BOCOG and FIVB shortly. The Women’s match schedule below on Day One mirrors the schedule for both Men and Women throughout the Preliminary Round:

Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
10:00-11:30 Pool A Match 01
12:00-13:30 Pool A Match 02

Capital Indoor Stadium
12:30-14:00 Pool B Match 01
14:30-16:00 Pool A Match 03

Capital Indoor Stadium
20:00-21:30 Pool B Match 02
22:00-23:30 Pool B Match 03

The Olympic Volleyball Tournaments will be played from Saturday, August 9, to Sunday, August 24, alternating daily between Women’s and then Men’s matches.

The top four teams in each Preliminary Round Pool will advance to the quarterfinals, which start on Tuesday, August 19.

Under the supervision of FIVB First Executive Vice-President Jizhong Wei, BOCOG conducted the Drawing of Lots in front of authorities from the Chinese Volleyball Association and representatives from National Olympic Committees in the Press Conference Room of the Capital Indoor Stadium, the main Volleyball venue during the Summer Games.


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