Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's volleyball
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Date 29 July – 12 August
Competitors 144 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.

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.[1] 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
United Kingdom 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
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
18
20
24
62
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
26
76
29 July 2012
14:45
v
Australia  0 – 3  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Susana Rodriguez (ESP)
Report(s): result statistics
21
22
20
63
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
29 July 2012
20:00
v
Italy  1 – 3  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 15,000
Referee(s): Rolando Cholakian (ARG), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
Report(s): result statistics
25
20
23
14
82
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
21
25
25
25
96

31 July 2012
11:40
v
Poland  1 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,300
Referee(s): Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
22
27
25
23
97
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
29
13
25
92
31 July 2012
14:45
v
Italy  3 – 1  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Frans Loderus (NED)
Report(s): result statistics
25
21
25
25
96
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
17
25
17
23
82
31 July 2012
20:00
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Australia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
Report(s): result statistics
15
18
20
53
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75

2 August 2012
12:20
v
Australia  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
Report(s): result statistics
23
21
22
66
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
2 August 2012
16:45
v
Poland  3 – 0  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
18
20
16
54
2 August 2012
22:30
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
Report(s): result statistics
19
16
20
55
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75

4 August 2012
11:30
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,900
Referee(s): Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
Report(s): result statistics
16
19
18
53
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
4 August 2012
14:45
v
Australia  2 – 3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
21
14
13
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
21
18
25
25
15
104
4 August 2012
20:30
v
Argentina  3 – 1  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,500
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
21
25
25
96
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
18
25
19
20
82

6 August 2012
09:30
v
Australia  3 – 1  Poland Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
18
25
93
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
21
22
25
22
90
6 August 2012
14:45
v
Italy  0 – 3  Bulgaria Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Akihiko Tano (JPN), Bela Hobor (HUN)
Report(s): result statistics
30
20
19
69
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
32
25
25
82
6 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Argentina Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,750
Referee(s): Denny Cespedes (DOM), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
Report(s): result statistics
18
18
15
51
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75

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
v
Russia  3 – 0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Simone Santi (ITA), Frans Loderus (NED)
Report(s): result statistics
31
25
25
81
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
29
18
17
64
29 July 2012
16:45
v
United States  3 – 0  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
17
22
21
60
29 July 2012
22:20
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 10,000
Referee(s): Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Brian McDougall (GBR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
17
21
18
56

31 July 2012
09:30
v
Serbia  3 – 1  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 10,500
Referee(s): Denny Cespedes (DOM), Jose Velez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
20
25
95
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
15
21
25
18
79
31 July 2012
17:03
v
United States  3 – 0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Nasr Shaaban (EGY), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
23
16
20
59
31 July 2012
22:00
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,800
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Ning Wang (CHN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
23
21
65

2 August 2012
09:30
v
Serbia  2 – 3  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): result statistics
25
29
18
20
18
110
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
22
27
25
25
20
119
2 August 2012
14:45
v
Russia  3 – 0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Akihiko Tano (JPN), Mitchell Davidson (CAN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
15
23
59
2 August 2012
20:00
v
Brazil  1 – 3  United States Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Jose Velez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
19
17
86
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
23
27
25
25
100

4 August 2012
09:30
v
Germany  3 – 0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Brian McDougall (GBR), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
15
16
16
47
4 August 2012
17:10
v
Russia  3 – 2  United States Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,650
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): result statistics
27
19
26
25
15
112
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
29
25
24
16
8
102
4 August 2012
22:45
v
Brazil  3 – 2  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Simone Santi (ITA)
Report(s): result statistics
22
25
20
25
15
107
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
15
25
22
9
96

6 August 2012
11:55
v
Russia  3 – 0  Serbia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Rolando Cholakian (ARG), Susana Rodriguez (ESP)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
15
20
17
52
6 August 2012
20:00
v
United States  3 – 0  Tunisia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Georgios Karampetsos (GRE), Mitchell Davidson (CAN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
15
19
19
53
6 August 2012
22:00
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Simone Santi (ITA), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
22
19
62

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.
Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                   
8 August        
  Bulgaria  3
10 August
  Germany  0  
  Bulgaria  1
8 August
    Russia  3  
  Poland  0
12 August
  Russia  3  
  Russia  3
8 August
    Brazil  2
  Argentina  0
10 August
  Brazil  3  
  Brazil  3 Bronze medal match
8 August
    Italy  0  
  United States  0   Bulgaria  1
  Italy  3     Italy  3
12 August

Quarterfinals[edit]

8 August 2012
14:00
v
Argentina  0 – 3  Brazil Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Simone Santi (ITA)
Report(s): result statistics
19
17
20
56
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
8 August 2012
16:00
v
United States  0 – 3  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
Report(s): result statistics
26
20
20
66
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
28
25
25
78
8 August 2012
19:30
v
Poland  0 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)
Report(s): result statistics
17
23
21
61
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
8 August 2012
21:30
v
Bulgaria  3 – 0  Germany Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
20
16
14
50

Semifinals[edit]

10 August 2012
15:00
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,500
Referee(s): Ning Wang (CHN), Denny Cespedes (DOM)
Report(s): result statistics
21
15
25
23
84
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
25
23
25
98
10 August 2012
19:30
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Italy Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Akihiko Tano (JPN), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
12
21
54

Bronze medal match[edit]

12 August 2012
09:30
v
Bulgaria  1 – 3  Italy 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (NED), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): result statistics
19
25
22
21
87
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
23
25
25
95

Gold medal match[edit]

12 August 2012
13:00
v
1st, gold medalist(s) Russia  3 – 2  Brazil 2nd, silver medalist(s) Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,500
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Akihiko Tano (JPN)
Report(s): result statistics
19
20
29
25
15
108
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
25
27
22
9
108

Final standing[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)
Nikolay Apalikov
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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
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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
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Dragan Travica
Alessandro Fei
Emanuele Birarelli
Andrea Bari
Andrea Giovi

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]