Final spots for volleyball tourney secured
Australia and the Netherlands won the final spots for the men's volleyball tournament at the Athens Olympics during separate qualifying tournaments Sunday.
The Australians advanced to the 12-team field in Athens despite losing to Iran on Sunday on the final day of a qualifier in Tokyo. The Dutch beat Spain in Madrid to finish its event undefeated.
The Australians lost 25-19, 26-24, 25-23 and tied China for third place but advanced because of a better points ratio.
France, which ...
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