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24-07-2012

ARGENTINA TRAVELS TO TAKE OVER ITS PLACE AT THE LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

The Argentine dream is ready to land in London

London, England, July 24, 2012 - This Wednesday, July 25th, the Argentine Seniors' Men Volleyball Team is arriving to the Olympic Villa for the London Olympic Games with all its dream alive in a generation that never participated of such important experience as none of the 12 light blue - white jersey team players ever participated of this greatest World Sport Competition.

The team coached by Javier Weber will leave noon Poland to travel directly to London and host itself where all the Olympic athletes dream gather together. The team will be hosted with all Argentine delegation.

In Poland, the team participated of the Memorial Hubert Wagner competition (won by the host team) together with Germany and Iran that ended last Sunday. After two days of hard training, Argentina will arrive to London to face prior to the Olympic Games in a friendly match, the last Olympic champion, USA on Thursday, adding one more experience in their last minute preparation.

Argentina plays its first official match on July 29th v Australia - coached by another Argentine coach, Jon Uriarte. They also opened the 2002 World Championship in Argentina when Uriarte also coached the same team.

The Argentine Seniors' stand in Pool A of the London Olympic Games with the following first round fixture:

Sunday, July 29th v Australia (14.45 local time)
Tuesday, July 31st v Italy (14.45)
Thursday, August 2nd v Poland (16.45)
Saturday, August 4th v Bulgaria (20.00)
Monday, August 6th v Great Britain (16.45)

The first four ranked teams of Pool A and B (Brazil, Russia, USA), Serbia, Germany and Tunisia) will qualify for Quarter-Finals crossing each other 1st. v 4th, 4th v 1st, while 2nd and 3rd will be raffled to play in different pools.

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