Continental Qualification confirm place for Tokyo 2020 Games

What a great weekend of volleyball we have witnessed as the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was complete! Five of the world's best volleyball nations secured their place and now all eyes are on Japan in August.

Wednesday 15 de January del 2020 11:36 AM

The men's national teams of Canada, France, Iran, Tunisia and Venezuela won their respective pools in the Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 2020 tournaments.

They will join hosts Japan and the men's volleyball teams of Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Russia and the USA, who qualified for Tokyo 2020 through the intercontinental qualification tournaments in August last year.

The women's national teams of Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Korea and Turkey finished top of their pools in the women's event, and will join Brazil, China, Italy, Russia, Serbia and the USA, who qualified back in August 2019, alongside Japan as host.

Each team that qualified received a traditional Japanese Daruma Doll as a symbol of luck and prosperity to accompany them on their year-long journey to the Japanese capital for the Olympic Games.

The FIVB digital team were also busy during throughout the Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments, providing coverage and highlight clips of the games to volleyball's international fanbase.

With the help of the innovative artificial intelligence and automatic clipping, the FIVB digital team produced over 764 content pieces, which reached over 71 million fans on the FIVB social media and web channels.

Some of the key highlights from the week of events:

The Final of the AVC Men's Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournament reached over 1 million viewers through its Facebook live-stream and the FIVB's YouTube account.

The highlights of Turkey's victory over Germany at the CEV Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Tournament received a total of 1.2 million views on Twitter, becoming one of the top 5 most viewed posts on the platform within a 24 hour period.

The first match of the CEV Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification match between France and Serbia was one of the most viewed highlights during the tournaments, with a total of over 600k views from ether Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

Congratulation to the winners on taking one step closer to realising their Olympic dreams, and I wish you all the very best of luck in their preparations for Tokyo 2020!


Yours in sport,


FIVB President





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