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Gstaad, Switzerland, July 15, 2016 - The drawing of lots for Beach Volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were held in Gstaad, Switzerland on Saturday, July 9 2016, in the evening after the conclusion of the afternoon matches at the Gstaad Major.

With 22 of the 24 berths in each gender’s competition already filled for the August 6-18 Rio Olympic competition, the final two men’s and women’s berth will be determined on Sunday at the FIVB Continental Cup Finals in Russia where the matches began Thursday, July 7 in Sochi, Russia.

The calendar will be updated next week when the 2 pending berths in each gender are confirmed.

Argentine Gallay-Klug preliminary round matches:

06-Aug Elsa/Liliana (ESP) 13:00

08-Aug Agatha/Barbara (BRA) 11:00

10-Aug Hermannova/Slukova (CZE)22:00

Beach volleyball will take place without stop August 6th - 18th in both genders with the last daily match taking place at midnight. The first two, at 10.00 and 15.30. Un total de 96 jugadores de 24 países formarán 48 equipos en ambas ramas en esta sexta edición de la especialidad en los Juegos Olímpicos desde Atlanta 1996.

Women's Draw

Men's Draw

Drawing of Lots Regulations

The teams are seeded based, in priority, on the Olympic ranking as of 13 June 2016 (for 15 NOCs/NFs as per Olympic ranking, 1 NOC/NF qualified through 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships and 1 Host Country place), Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final results and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup Olympic Qualification results.

The best host country team is seeded no.1 in the seeding if they are one of the top six pairs in the Olympic ranking. The 2nd best host country team is seeded without any special seeding. Teams from the same country are never drawn into the same pool. If they are drawn into the same pool then a draw is redone either by immediately drawing another team (if possible) or by backing the draw up and redrawing if there is no choice.

  • Draw 1 will determine the teams to be seeded from 7 to 9 in pools F, E and D;
  • Draw 2 will determine the teams to be seeded from 10 to 12 in pools C, B and A;
  • Draw 3 will determine the teams to be seeded from 13 to 17 in pools A, B, C, D and E;
  • Draw 4 will determine the team to be seeded 18 and placed in pool F;
  • Draw 5 will determine the teams to be seeded 19 to 22 and placed in pools F, E, D and C;
  • Draw 6 will determine the team to be seeded 23 to 24 and placed in pool B and A.
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E Pool F
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3
Seed 4
Seed 5
Seed 6
Draw 2 — Seeds 10—12 Draw 1 — Seeds 7—9
Draw 3 — Seeds 13—17 Draw 4 - Seed 18, from the five (5) Continental Cup Final winners
Draw 6 — Seeds 23- 24, between the 2 winners from World Continental cup Olympic Qualification Draw 5 — Seeds 19 to 22 between the remaining 4 winners from Continental Cup Final winners.

More details can be found here