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25-07-2012

ARGENTINA ALREADY IN LONDON FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

The Argentine Olympic dream already settled in London

London, England, July 25, 2012 - This Wednesday, July 25th, the Argentine Seniors' Men Volleyball Team arrived 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.

The team coached by Javier Weber left Poland about noon to arrive to London about 15.00 and join all the Argentine sport Olympic delegation at the Villa. 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.

London is welcoming for third time the Olympic Games - held before in the years 1908 and 1948.

After two days of hard training in Poland now the light blue - white team will face in a friendly but demanding match the Olympic champion, USA this Thursday.

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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