FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championship

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Continental Cup Finals dates confirmed


The FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, which is in its second edition, has brought joy to many of the participants, especially with the chance to play at the Olympics on the line

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 7, 2016 - The FIVB Board of Administration received a confirmation of the Olympic beach volleyball qualification process which included the key dates of the Continental Cup Finals across all five continents.

The CAVB Beach Volleyball Women's Continental Cup Final in Abuja, Nigeria will be the first tournament to confirm an Olympic Games ticket when it is held from April 14 to 17. This will be followed by the men's final in Tunisia from May 3 to 9. 

All other Continental Cup Finals, which offer one ticket each per gender to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will take place during the week of June 22 to 26.

The runner's up and third place getters in each of the Continental Cup Finals will have another chance to qualify for Rio at the FIVB World Continental Cup Olympic Qualification Tournament in Sochi, Russia from July 6 to 10, which will offer two more tickets.

In addition to the seven Olympic tickets per gender on offer through the Continental Cup, the Olympic Ranking will offer tickets to the top 15 countries whilst the host country and the world champions (Brazil on both occasions) also claim a vacancy to make up the total number of teams who will participating in Rio to 24 per gender. There is a limit of a maximum of two vacancies per country.  

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