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London 2012 - Water Polo - Draw

The FINA Official Draw for the Men's & Women's Olympic Games Water Polo Tournaments 2012 to take place in London (GBR) was held on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 17:15 hours at the Olympic Family Lounge at the Aquatics Center, London (GBR) following the conclusion of the afternoon matches of the Water Polo Test Event in the Water Polo Arena. The draw was conducted by FINA Executives and TWPC Representatives.

At the draw were present Dr. Julio C. Maglione (FINA President), Mr. Paolo Barelli (FINA Honorary Secretary), Mr. Pipat Paniangvait (FINA Honorary Treasurer), Mr. Cornel Marculescu (FINA Executive Director), Mr. Richard Foster (TWPC Vice Chairman) and Mr. John Whitehouse (TWPC Honorary Secretary), as well as Mr. Paul Deighton (LOCOG Chief Executive) and Ms. Debbie Jevans (LOCOG Director of Sport). It was conducted according to FINA BL 9.4.1.1 & 9.4.2.2 by Mr. Dimitris Diathesopoulos (FINA Bureau Liaison) and Mr. Gianni Lonzi (TWPC Chairman).


RESULTS - MEN'S DRAW

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Group A Group B
1 Greece (GRE)
1 Hungary (HUN)
2 Italy (ITA)
2 Montenegro (MNE)
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)
3 Romania (ROU)
4 Spain (ESP)
4 Great Britain (GBR)
5 Australia (AUS)
5 United States (USA)
6 Croatia (CRO)
6 Serbia (SRB)


Preliminary Round

Day 1 - July 29
Day 2 - July 31
Day 3 - August 2
Day 4 - August 4
Day 5 - August 6
1. GRE - CRO
7. SRB - GBR
13. ESP - AUS
19. SRB - USA
25. KAZ - CRO
2. KAZ - ESP
8. USA - ROU
14. ITA - CRO
20. HUN - GBR
26. ESP - ITA
3. ITA - AUS
9. HUN - MNE
15. KAZ - GRE
21. MNE - ROU
27. GRE - AUS
4. HUN - SRB
10. CRO - ESP
16. GBR - USA
22. CRO - AUS
28. ROU - SRB
5. ROU - GBR
11. AUS - KAZ
17. MNE - SRB
23. GRE - ESP
29. GBR - MNE
6. MNE - USA
12. GRE - ITA
18. ROU - HUN
24. ITA - KAZ
30. HUN - USA


For the correct order of games, please check the updated schedule.

The four highest ranked teams in each group will qualify for the Quarter Final Round. The fifth and sixth ranked teams in each group will be eliminated and will not play anymore.

Quarter Final Round

Day 6 - August 8
31. 1A - 4B
32. 2A - 3B
33. 3A - 2B
34. 4A - 1B


Semi Final Round

Day 7 - August 10
35. L31 - L33
36. L32 - L34
37. W31 - W33
38. W32 - W34


Final Round

Day 8 - August 12
39. L35 - L36 (Winner 7th, Loser 8th)
40. W35 - W36 (Winner 5th, Loser 6th)
41. L37 - L38 (Winner 3rd, Loser 4th)
42. W37 - W38 (Winner 1st, Loser 2nd)

Games 31 through 42 must be played to a conclusion; accordingly it may be necessary to apply the Water Polo Rules regarding extra time.

The Management Committee of FINA Competitions may change the order and schedule of games to meet with the requirements of the Host Federation and/or television, provided that at least a 24 hours notice is given.


RESULTS - WOMEN'S DRAW

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Group A Group B
1 Hungary (HUN)
1 Italy (ITA)
2 Spain (ESP)
2 Great Britain (GBR)
3 PR China (CHN)
3 Russia (RUS)
4 United States (USA)
4 Australia (AUS)


Preliminary Round

Day 1 - July 30
Day 2 - August 1
Day 3 - August 3
1. GBR - RUS 5. HUN - CHN
9. GBR - ITA
2. ESP - CHN
6. GBR - AUS
10. ESP - HUN
3. ITA - AUS
7. ESP - USA
11. RUS - AUS
4. HUN - USA
8. ITA - RUS
12. CHN - USA

Daily schedule of the games: first game (14:10-15:30), second game (15:30-16:50), third game (18:20-19:40), fourth game (19:40-21:00)


Quarter Final Round

Day 4 - August 5
13. 2A - 3B
14. 3A - 2B
15. 1A - 4B
16. 4A - 1B


Semi Final Round

Day 5 - August 7
17. L13 - L16
18. L14 - L15
19. W13 - W16
20. W14 - W15


Final Round

Day 6 - August 9
21. L17 - L18 (Winner 7th, Loser 8th)
22. W17 - W18 (Winner 5th, Loser 6th)
23. L19 - L20 (Winner 3rd, Loser 4th)
24. W19 - W20 (Winner 1st, Loser 2nd)

Games 13 through 24 must be played to a conclusion; accordingly it may be necessary to apply the Water Polo Rules regarding extra time.

The Management Committee of FINA Competitions may change the order and schedule of games to meet with the requirements of the Host Federation and/or television, provided that at least a 24 hours notice is given.