Heeeellllllooooooooo Frank Walker from .... Nah just kidding. Welcome to the new year of 2012 ... AN OLYMPIC YEAR! WoooooooohooooooooooooooSo with that in mind, our first topic of MMXII is:
"I want to play in the Olympics, so how do I go about it?"
Well, there is that training and athletic ability stuff, and team work, and perseverence, and attitude, and mental toughness. But after all that, how do I actually qualify to play in the Olympics? Here's how:
There are 24 Spots up for grabs in each gender.
1st spot: Host country gets a gig (Great Britain).
Next 16 places: from the World Ranking (i.e. 12 best results between the World Championships, World Tour and recognized Continental Tour during the period 1 January 2011 until 17 June 2012)
18 to 22: from the FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup (played between June 1, 2010-June 24, 2012)
23 and 24: from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification (25 June – 1 July 2012).
* Not Necessarily in that order.
NB: There is a Maximum of 2 teams per country in the 24 team draw.