Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament
January 31, 2012 Leave a comment
12 men’s teams will be competing at the London Olympic games next July-August, of which 8 have already qualified: Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, the USA, Australia, Kazakhstan and Great Britain as a host nation.
4 remaining vacancies will be filled at the Olympic Men’s Qualification tournament to be held Edmonton, Canada from 1-8 April.
A maximum of 12 teams can participate in this event.
Other eligible representatives from Asia (2 teams) and Americas (2 teams) are yet to confirm their participation.
There won’t be a team from Africa and Oceania is represented by Australia.
More teams from Europe may enter in the event the Americas’, Asian and definitely African vacancies are not filled.
Prior to the Beijing Olympiad-08, at the Qualification tournament in Oradea, Romania, there were two sensations: Russia failed to qualify and Canada qualified by beating a host nation Romania. Both outcomes were unexpected.
The upcoming event in Edmonton will be interesting and tough as there are at least 2 good teams that are going to miss the London Olympic games 2012.