Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, Schedule and accreditation

Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, Schedule and accreditation

Switzerland, April 27, 2012: Womens Olympic Qualification, After all participants of the Men’s Olympic Handball Tournament in London had been determined after the three Olympic Qualification Tournaments on the Easter weekend, now twelve women’s teams fight for the last six remaining places for the 2012 Olympic Games in London (28 July – 12 August) in the cities of Lyon (France), Guadalajara (Spain) and Aalborg (Denmark).

Six participants (Great Britain, Norway, Brazil, Angola, Korea and Sweden) are already known after the 2011 World Championship in Brazil and the continental qualification tournaments. The six missing teams will be decided in three Olympic Qualification Tournaments, played from 25 to 27 May.

The two best ranked teams from each of those tournaments will book their tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games. The draw for the Preliminary Rounds will take place in London at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Wednesday, 30 May. Further information related to the draw will follow in due time.

Tournament 1 (in France):

France will face Romania, Montenegro and Japan in Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon.

This is the match schedule for this tournament:

25 May 2012:

16:45: Montenegro vs. Japan

19:00: France vs. Romania

26 May 2012:

14:45: Romania vs. Montenegro

17.00: Japan vs. France

27 May 2012:

14:15: Romania vs. Japan

16:30: France vs. Montenegro

Accreditations for national and international media for this tournament can be done online:

http://www.ff-handball.org/liens-permanents/evenements/tournoi-de-qualification-olympique.html

Tournament 2 (in Spain):

Spain will face Croatia, Netherlands and Argentina in Palacio Multius in Guadalajara.

This is the match schedule for this tournament:

25 May 2012:

10:45: Croatia vs. Netherlands

13:00: Spain vs. Argentina

26 May 2012:

10:45: Argentina vs. Croatia

13:00: Netherlands vs. Spain

27 May 2012:

10:15: Argentina vs. Netherlands

12:30: Spain vs. Croatia

Accreditations for national and international media for this tournament can be done online:

http://www.rfebm.net/preolimpicoF/acreditacionesOnline.asp

Tournament 3 (in Denmark):

Denmark will face Russia, Tunisia and Dominican Republic in the Gigantium in Aalborg.

This is the match schedule for this tournament:

25 May 2012:

18:15: Russia vs. Dominican Republic

20:15: Denmark vs. Tunisia

26 May 2012:

18:45: Russia vs. Tunisia

20:45: Denmark vs. Croatia

27 May 2012:

18:15: Tunisia vs. Dominican Republic

20:15: Denmark vs. Russia

Accreditations for national and international media for this tournament can be done online:

http://www.dhf.dk/Presse/Akkreditering/accreditation-olympic-qualification

All data concerning playing time have to be accepted under reserve and may be changed at any time. All times are local times.

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