Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's volleyball
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueEarls Court Exhibition Centre
Date29 July – 12 August
Competitors144 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Italy
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The men's tournament in volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics was the 13th edition of the event at an Olympic Games, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in London, United Kingdom from 29 July to 12 August 2012.[1]

Russia won the gold medal in a 3–2 victory against Brazil.

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 6 July 2005 Singapore Singapore 1  Great Britain
2011 World Cup 20 November – 4 December 2011  Japan 3  Russia
 Poland
 Brazil
African Qualifier 17–21 January 2012 Cameroon Yaoundé 1  Tunisia
North American Qualifier 7–12 May 2012 United States Long Beach 1  United States
European Qualifier 8–13 May 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Italy
South American Qualifier 11–13 May 2012 Argentina Burzaco 1  Argentina
1st World Qualifier 1–10 June 2012 Japan Tokyo 1  Serbia
Asian Qualifier* 1  Australia
2nd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Bulgaria Sofia 1  Bulgaria
3rd World Qualifier 8–10 June 2012 Germany Berlin 1  Germany
Total 12
* The Asian Qualifier was combined with the 1st World Qualifier. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the 1st World Qualifier, while the best Asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualifier winners.

Pools composition[edit]

Teams were seeded following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 4 January 2012.[2] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 92nd.

Pool A Pool B
 Great Britain (Hosts)  Brazil (1)
 Italy (3)  Russia (2)
 Poland (4)  United States (6)
 Argentina (8)  Serbia (7)
 Bulgaria (9)  Germany (13)
 Australia (22)  Tunisia (18)

Rosters[edit]

Venue[edit]

All matches
London, United Kingdom
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Capacity: 20,000
Earls Court Exhibition Centre.jpg

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Match points
  2. Number of matches won
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the Quarterfinals

Pool A[edit]

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 12 4 1 13 4 3.250 407 390 1.044
2  Poland 9 3 2 11 7 1.571 433 374 1.158
3  Argentina 9 3 2 10 7 1.429 382 367 1.041
4  Italy 8 3 2 10 9 1.111 426 413 1.031
5  Australia 7 2 3 8 10 0.800 395 397 0.995
6  Great Britain 0 0 5 0 15 0.000 274 376 0.729
29 July 2012
09:30
Great Britain  0–3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
(18–25, 20–25, 24–26)
result statistics
29 July 2012
14:45
Australia  0–3  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Susana Rodriguez (ESP)
(21–25, 22–25, 20–25)
result statistics
29 July 2012
20:00
Italy  1–3  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Rolando Cholakian (ARG), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
(25–21, 20–25, 23–25, 14–25)
result statistics

31 July 2012
11:40
Poland  1–3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,300
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
(22–25, 27–29, 25–13, 23–25)
result statistics
31 July 2012
14:45
Italy  3–1  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Frans Loderus (NED)
(25–17, 21–25, 25–17, 25–23)
result statistics
31 July 2012
20:00
Great Britain  0–3  Australia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
(15–25, 18–25, 20–25)
result statistics

2 August 2012
12:20
Australia  0–3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
(23–25, 21–25, 22–25)
result statistics
2 August 2012
16:45
Poland  3–0  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
(25–18, 25–20, 25–16)
result statistics
2 August 2012
22:30
Great Britain  0–3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
(19–25, 16–25, 20–25)
result statistics

4 August 2012
11:30
Great Britain  0–3  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,900
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
(16–25, 19–25, 18–25)
result statistics
4 August 2012
14:45
Australia  2–3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
(25–21, 25–18, 21–25, 14–25, 13–15)
result statistics
4 August 2012
20:30
Argentina  3–1  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,500
Referees: Frans Loderus (NED), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
(25–18, 21–25, 25–19, 25–20)
result statistics

6 August 2012
09:30
Australia  3–1  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
(25–21, 25–22, 18–25, 25–22)
result statistics
6 August 2012
14:45
Italy  0–3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Akihiko Tano (JPN), Bela Hobor (HUN)
(30–32, 20–25, 19–25)
result statistics
6 August 2012
16:45
Great Britain  0–3  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,750
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
(18–25, 18–25, 15–25)
result statistics

Pool B[edit]

 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 13 4 1 14 4 3.500 427 370 1.154
2  Brazil 11 4 1 13 5 2.600 418 379 1.103
3  Russia 11 4 1 12 5 2.400 408 352 1.159
4  Germany 5 2 3 6 11 0.545 379 388 0.977
5  Serbia 5 1 4 7 13 0.538 413 455 0.908
6  Tunisia 0 0 5 1 15 0.067 294 395 0.744
29 July 2012
11:30
Russia  3–0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Simone Santi (ITA), Frans Loderus (NED)
(31–29, 25–18, 25–17)
result statistics
29 July 2012
16:45
United States  3–0  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(25–17, 25–22, 25–21)
result statistics
29 July 2012
22:20
Brazil  3–0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Brian McDougall (GBR)
(25–17, 25–21, 25–18)
result statistics

31 July 2012
09:30
Serbia  3–1  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 10,500
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Jose Velez (PUR)
(25–15, 25–21, 20–25, 25–18)
result statistics
31 July 2012
17:03
United States  3–0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
(25–23, 25–16, 25–20)
result statistics
31 July 2012
22:00
Brazil  3–0  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,800
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Ning Wang (CHN)
(25–21, 25–23, 25–21)
result statistics

2 August 2012
09:30
Serbia  2–3  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
(25–22, 29–27, 18–25, 20–25, 18–20)
result statistics
2 August 2012
14:45
Russia  3–0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Akihiko Tano (JPN), Mitchell Davidson (CAN)
(25–21, 25–15, 25–23)
result statistics
2 August 2012
20:00
Brazil  1–3  United States Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Frans Loderus (NED), Jose Velez (PUR)
(25–23, 25–27, 19–25, 17–25)
result statistics

4 August 2012
09:30
Germany  3–0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Brian McDougall (GBR), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(25–15, 25–16, 25–16)
result statistics
4 August 2012
17:10
Russia  3–2  United States Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,650
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
(27–29, 19–25, 26–24, 25–16, 15–8)
result statistics
4 August 2012
22:45
Brazil  3–2  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Simone Santi (ITA)
(22–25, 25–15, 20–25, 25–22, 15–9)
result statistics

6 August 2012
11:55
Russia  3–0  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Rolando Cholakian (ARG), Susana Rodriguez (ESP)
(25–15, 25–20, 25–17)
result statistics
6 August 2012
20:00
United States  3–0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Mitchell Davidson (CAN)
(25–15, 25–19, 25–19)
result statistics
6 August 2012
22:00
Brazil  3–0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Simone Santi (ITA), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
(25–21, 25–22, 25–19)
result statistics

Final round[edit]

  • All times are British Summer Time (UTC+01:00).
  • The first ranked teams of both pools played against the fourth ranked teams of the other pool. The second ranked teams faced the second or third ranked teams of the other pool, determined by drawing of lots. The drawing of lots was held after the last match in the preliminary round.
 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal match
 
          
 
8 August
 
 
 Bulgaria3
 
10 August
 
 Germany0
 
 Bulgaria1
 
8 August
 
 Russia3
 
 Poland0
 
12 August
 
 Russia3
 
 Russia3
 
8 August
 
 Brazil2
 
 Argentina0
 
10 August
 
 Brazil3
 
 Brazil3
 
8 August
 
 Italy0 Bronze medal match
 
 United States0
 
12 August
 
 Italy3
 
 Bulgaria1
 
 
 Italy3
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

8 August 2012
14:00
Argentina  0–3  Brazil Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Simone Santi (ITA)
(19–25, 17–25, 20–25)
result statistics
8 August 2012
16:00
United States  0–3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
(26–28, 20–25, 20–25)
result statistics
8 August 2012
19:30
Poland  0–3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Frans Loderus (NED), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
(17–25, 23–25, 21–25)
result statistics
8 August 2012
21:30
Bulgaria  3–0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(25–20, 25–16, 25–14)
result statistics

Semifinals[edit]

10 August 2012
15:00
Bulgaria  1–3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Ning Wang (CHN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
(21–25, 15–25, 25–23, 23–25)
result statistics
10 August 2012
19:30
Brazil  3–0  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Akihiko Tano (JPN), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
(25–21, 25–12, 25–21)
result statistics

Bronze medal match[edit]

12 August 2012
09:30
Bulgaria  1–3  Italy 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Frans Loderus (NED), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
(19–25, 25–23, 22–25, 21–25)
result statistics

Gold medal match[edit]

12 August 2012
13:00
1st, gold medalist(s) Russia  3–2  Brazil 2nd, silver medalist(s) Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,500
Referees: Bela Hobor (HUN), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
(19–25, 20–25, 29–27, 25–22, 15–9)
result statistics

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)
Nikolay Apalikov
Taras Khtey (c)
Sergey Grankin
Sergey Tetyukhin
Aleksandr Sokolov
Yury Berezhko
Aleksandr Butko
Dmitriy Muserskiy
Dmitriy Ilinikh
Maxim Mikhaylov
Aleksandr Volkov
Aleksey Obmochaev
 Brazil (BRA)
Bruno Rezende
Wallace de Souza
Sidnei Santos
Leandro Vissotto Neves
Gilberto Godoy Filho (c)
Murilo Endres
Sérgio Santos
Thiago Alves
Rodrigo Santana
Lucas Saatkamp
Ricardo Garcia
Dante Amaral
 Italy (ITA)
Luigi Mastrangelo
Simone Parodi
Samuele Papi
Michal Lasko
Ivan Zaytsev
Dante Boninfante
Cristian Savani (c)
Dragan Travica
Alessandro Fei
Emanuele Birarelli
Andrea Bari
Andrea Giovi

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Volleyball". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men (as of 4 January 2012)". FIVB. 4 January 2012.

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