Published: Feb 17, 10:36a ET
Updated: Feb 17, 12:49p ET

Italy to stage Olympic beach volleyball qualifiers

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Two final berths in the London Olympic lineups for men's and women's beach volleyball will be decided at a qualification event in Italy.

The International Volleyball Federation says Tortoli on the island of Sardinia will host the World Cup Olympic Qualification tournaments from June 27-July 1.

Teams will come from countries ranked second and third in Continental Cups staged in June by each of the FIVB's five confederations.

In Italy, two teams will advance from the men's and women's events to complete the London lineup.

The Olympic competitions comprise 24 men's and women's pairs, with a maximum of two teams from each country

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