Page 30 - London 2012 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Media Guide

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COMPETITION
FORMULA
July
August
27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
WOMEN
P P P P P P 16 16 Q S
MEN
P P P P P P 16 16
Q S
13 days of competition
Horse Guards Parade, London
The total number of matches will be 108,
comprising 54 men’s and 54 women’s matches. The
men’s tournament runs through July 28 to August
9 while the women’s will be held from July 28 to
August 8.
Each day of competition is split into three sessions of four
matches running from:
09.00-12.50
14.30-18.20
20.00-23.50
P=Preliminary Phase, 16=Round of 16, Q=Quarterfinals, S=Semifinals, =Medal Matches
Preliminary Phase
The 24 teams per gender are split equally into Pool A, Pool
B, Pool C, Pool D, Pool E and Pool F in accordance with FIVB
regulations through the drawing of lots. Teams in each pool
play a game against each of their pool opponents. The top
two teams from each pool advance to the knockout First
Round stage, along with the two best third-placed teams.
The remaining four third-place teams play two Playoff
matches to determine which pairs will fill the final two
places in the First Round (Lucky Loser). All fourth-placed
teams in the Pool Round are ranked 25
th
.
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