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July 30, 2008, 1:20 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
BJ.Evans@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 30, 2008) – The FIVB has released the preliminary round schedule for the Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Tournament beginning Aug. 9 in Beijing.

The U.S team of Misty May-Treanor (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Kerri Walsh (Santa Clara, Calif.) will begin the defense of their 2004 Olympic title with a match against Mika Teru Saiki and Chiaki Kusuhara of Japan on Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. in Beijing.

May-Treanor and Walsh finished with the most Olympic qualifying points among the women’s beach teams, but are seeded second behind China’s Jia Tian and Jie Wang, who receive the top seed thanks to an FIVB rule that says a home-country team will receive the top seed if it is ranked in the top six. Tian Jia and Wang were second in points behind May-Treanor and Walsh.

The same thing happened to the U.S. men’s beach team of Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Todd Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.), who will begin play on Aug. 9. They are ranked second behind China’s Linyin Xu and Penggen Wu, despite qualifying with the most points. Dalhausser and Rogers will open play on Aug. 9 against Samoilovs and Plavins of Latvia.

The U.S. beach team of Nicole Branagh (Orinda, Calif.) and Elaine Youngs (El Toro, Calif.) will open play on Aug. 9 against Kadijk and Mooren of the Netherlands. The men’s team of Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Sean Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.) will begin Aug. 10 against Boersma and Ronnes of Netherlands.

The 12,000-seat Chaoyang Park in Beijing will be the venue for the fourth Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournament, with two “Lucky Loser” matches to be played on a court adjacent to Centre Court. The top two teams of each pool advance to the knockout round of 16, along with the two best third-placed teams. The remaining four third-placed teams play two playoff matches to determine the final two places (Lucky Losers) in the Round of 16.

Pools match schedule
* All times are local and subject to change

9-Aug-08

TIME GEND. POOL
9:00 Women PA Maaseide-Glesnes NOR vs. Van Breedam-Mouha BEL
10:00 Men PE Nummerdor-Schuil NED vs. Laciga M.-Schnider SUI
11:00 Women PA Tian Jia-Wang CHN vs. Montagnolli-Swoboda AUT
12:00 Women PC Barnett-Cook AUS vs. Uryadova-Shiryaeva RUS
13:00 Men PC Ricardo-Emanuel BRA vs. Fernandes-Morais ANG
14:00 Men PC Schacht-Slack AUS vs. Geor-Gia GEO
18:00 Women PE Branagh-Youngs USA vs. Kadijk R.-Mooren NED
19:00 Women PE Pohl-Rau GER vs. Esteves Ribalta-M. Crespo CUB
20:00 Women PC Juliana-Larissa BRA vs. Saka-Rtvelo GEO
21:00 Men PB Rogers-Dalhausser USA vs. Samoilovs-Plavins LAT
22:00 Men PB Heyer-Heuscher SUI vs. Conde-Baracetti ARG
23:00 Men PE Klemperer-Koreng GER vs. Kjemperud-Skarlund NOR

10-Aug-08

9:00 Women PB Walsh-May-Treanor USA vs. Teru Saiki-Kusuhara JPN
10:00 Men PA Xu-Wu CHN vs. Gosch-Horst AUT
11:00 Women PF Karantasiou-Arvaniti GRE vs. Schwaiger-Schwaiger AUT
12:00 Women PF Talita-Renata BRA vs. Candelas-Garcia MEX
13:00 Men PD M. Araujo-Fabio Luiz BRA vs. Lione-Amore ITA
14:00 Women PB Hakedal-Torlen NOR vs. Fern. Grasset-Larrea Peraza CUB
18:00 Women PD Goller-Ludwig GER vs. Augoustides-Nel RSA
19:00 Women PD Xue-Zhang Xi CHN vs. Koutroumanidou-Tsiartsiani GRE
20:00 Men PF Brink-Dieckmann Ch. GER vs. Asahi-Shiratori JPN
21:00 Men PF Gibb-Rosenthal USA vs. Boersma E.-Ronnes NED
22:00 Men PA Herrera-Mesa ESP vs. Kais Kr.-Vesik EST
23:00 Men PD Barsouk-Kolodinsky RUS vs. Doppler-Gartmayer AUT

11-Aug-08

9:00 Men PB Conde-Baracetti ARG vs. Samoilovs-Plavins LAT
10:00 Men PC Schacht-Slack AUS vs. Fernandes-Morais ANG
11:00 Women PA Tian Jia-Wang CHN vs. Van Breedam-Mouha BEL
12:00 Women PE E. Ribalta-M. Crespo CUB vs. Kadijk R.-Mooren NED
13:00 Men PC Ricardo-Emanuel BRA vs. Geor-Gia GEO
14:00 Women PA Maaseide-Glesnes NOR vs. Montagnolli-Swoboda AUT
18:00 Women PE Branagh-Youngs USA vs. Pohl-Rau GER
19:00 Women PC Barnett-Cook AUS vs. Saka-Rtvelo GEO
20:00 Women PC Juliana-Larissa BRA vs. Uryadova-Shiryaeva RUS
21:00 Men PE Nummerdor-Schuil NED vs. Kjemperud-Skarlund NOR
22:00 Men PB Rogers-Dalhausser USA vs. Heyer-Heuscher SUI
23:00 Men PE Klemperer-Koreng GER vs. Laciga M.-Schnider SUI

12-Aug-08
9:00 Women PB Walsh-May-Treanor USA vs. Fern. Grasset-Larrea Peraza CUB
10:00 Men PA Xu-Wu CHN vs. Kais Kr.-Vesik EST
11:00 Women PD Koutrou.-Tsiartsiani GRE vs. Augoustides-Nel RSA
12:00 Women PB Hakedal-Torlen NOR vs. Teru Saiki-Kusuhara JPN
13:00 Men PD M. Araujo-Fabio Luiz BRA vs. Doppler-Gartmayer AUT
14:00 Women PF Karantasiou-Arvaniti GRE vs. Candelas-Garcia MEX
18:00 Men PF Boersma E.-Ronnes NED vs. Asahi-Shiratori JPN
19:00 Women PD Xue-Zhang Xi CHN vs. Goller-Ludwig GER
20:00 Women PF Talita-Renata BRA vs. Schwaiger-Schwaiger AUT
21:00 Men PD Barsouk-Kolodinsky RUS vs. Lione-Amore ITA
22:00 Men PF Brink-Dieckmann Ch. GER vs. Gibb-Rosenthal USA
23:00 Men PA Herrera-Mesa ESP vs. Gosch-Horst AUT

13-Aug-08

9:00 Men PB Rogers-Dalhausser USA vs. Conde-Baracetti ARG
10:00 Women PC Uryadova-Shiryaeva RUS vs. Saka-Rtvelo GEO
11:00 Women PA Tian Jia-Wang CHN vs. Maaseide-Glesnes NOR
12:00 Women PC Juliana-Larissa BRA vs. Barnett-Cook AUS
13:00 Women PA Van Breedam-Mouha BEL vs. Montagnolli-Swoboda AUT
14:00 Men PC Geor-Gia GEO vs. Fernandes-Morais ANG
18:00 Men PB Heyer-Heuscher SUI vs. Samoilovs-Plavins LAT
19:00 Men PE Kjemperud-Skarlund NOR vs. Laciga M.-Schnider SUI
20:00 Men PE Nummerdor-Schuil NED vs. Klemperer-Koreng GER
21:00 Men PC Ricardo-Emanuel BRA vs. Schacht-Slack AUS
22:00 Women PE Branagh-Youngs USA vs. Esteves Ribalta-M. Crespo CUB
23:00 Women PE Pohl-Rau GER vs. Kadijk R.-Mooren NED

14-Aug-08

9:00 Women PB Walsh-May-Treanor USA vs. Hakedal-Torlen NOR
10:00 Women PD Xue-Zhang Xi CHN vs. Augoustides-Nel RSA
11:00 Women PB F.Grasset-L. Peraza CUB vs. Teru Saiki-Kusuhara JPN
12:00 Women PF Talita-Renata BRA vs. Karantasiou-Arvaniti GRE
13:00 Women PF Schwaiger-Schwaiger AUT vs. Candelas-Garcia MEX
14:00 Women PD Goller-Ludwig GER vs. Koutroumanidou-Tsiartsiani GRE
15:00 Men PD Doppler-Gartmayer AUT vs. Lione-Amore ITA
16:00 Men PA Xu-Wu CHN vs. Herrera-Mesa ESP
17:00 Men PA Kais Kr.-Vesik EST vs. Gosch-Horst AUT
18:00 Men PD M. Araujo-Fabio Luiz BRA vs. Barsouk-Kolodinsky RUS
19:00 Men PF Gibb-Rosenthal USA vs. Asahi-Shiratori JPN
20:00 Men PF Brink-Dieckmann Ch. GER vs. Boersma E.-Ronnes NED

Women’s Lucky Loser matches

14-Aug-08 21:00-21:50
14-Aug-08 21:00-21:50 (Played on Court 2)

Men’s Lucky Loser matches

14-Aug-08 22:00-22:50
14-Aug-08 22:00-22:50 (Played on Court 2)

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