International Olympic Qualification Tournament Venues Announced

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 30, 2018 - The FIVB is pleased to confirm eleven of the twelve venues for the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in August. The women's tournaments will be played from August 2 to 4 and be followed by the men's tournaments from August 9 to 11.

Wednesday 30 de January del 2019 10:00 AM

Women's tournaments - August 2-4:
Pool A - Hosts are Poland
Teams in pool: Serbia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Poland
Pool B - Hosts are China
Teams in pool: China, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic
Pool C - Hosts TBC*
Teams in pool: USA, Argentina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
Pool D - Hosts: Brazil
Teams in pool: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Azerbaijan
Pool E - Hosts: Russia
Teams in pool: Russia, Rep. of Korea, Canada, Mexico
Pool F - Hosts: Italy
Teams in pool: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Kenya

Men's tournaments - August 9-11:
Pool A - Hosts are Bulgaria
Teams in pool: Brazil, Egypt, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico
Pool B - Hosts are Netherlands
Teams in pool: USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Rep. of Korea
Pool C: Hosts are Italy
Teams in pool: Italy, Serbia, Australia, Cameroon
Pool D: Hosts are Poland
Teams in pool: Poland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia
Pool E: Hosts are Russia
Teams in pool Russia, Iran, Cuba, Mexico
Pool F: Hosts are China
Teams in pool: Canada, Argentina, Finland, China

The winners of these pools to be played in single round-robin format in August will join hosts Japan in the volleyball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Olympic qualification process will continue in January 2020 with each of the five continental confederations (AVC, CAVB, CEV, CSV, NORCECA) organising its own Olympic qualification tournament to advance one team each per gender to Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo are from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

*To be announced soon.



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