Men's Olympic Qualification      Olympic Qualification Process
Qualification Process Date & Country Countries Qualified
Host Organiser Greece
2003 World Cup 16-30 November 2003 Brazil
Serbia & Montenegro
2004 Continental Olympic Tournaments December 2003 to January 2004
EUROPE Continental winner 5-10 January 2004 Leipzig, Germany Russia
NORCECA Continental winner 4-10 January 2004 Caguas, Puerto Rico USA
SOUTH AMERICA Continental winner 9-11 January 2004       Caracas, Venezuela Argentina
AFRICA Continental winner 5-10 January 2004
Tunis, Tunisia
2004 World Olympic Qualification Tournaments
Winner 28-30 May 2004
Madrid, Spain
Winner 22-30 May 2004
Tokyo, Japan
Best Asian team
(counting for Asian Continental winner)
Winner 21-23 May 2004
Porto, Portugal

The World Olympic Qualifying tournament in Japan from May 22-30, which also doubles as the Asian Continental Olympic Qualifying tournament, will see the hosts entertain Algeria, Canada, France, Korea, China, Australia and Iran with one Olympic ticket going to the winner and then a second Olympic ticket being awarded to the top Asian team. In the event an Asian team wins the tournament, the next best-Asian team will claim the second ticket as the Continental Olympic qualifier.

The World Olympic Qualifying tournaments in Portugal, from May 21-23, and Spain, from May 28-30, sees Kazakhstan, Venezuela and Poland join Portugal, and Spain host Cameroon, Cuba and the Netherlands. The winners of each tournament will claim an Olympic ticket to Athens.

Results from the Drawing of Lots:
Portugal (May 21-23): Portugal, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Poland
Japan (May 22-30): Japan, Algeria, Canada, France, Korea, China, Australia, Iran
Spain (May 28-30): Spain, Cameroon, Cuba, the Netherlands

The four tickets on offer across the three tournaments will complete the men's Volleyball Olympic Games qualification process with a total of 12 teams.

Drawing of Lots Press Release - February 23, 2004