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Men's Olympic Games 2008
 
Qualified Teams
1. CHN China (host country)
2. BRA Brazil (1st World Cup)
3. RUS Russia (2nd World Cup)
4. BUL Bulgaria (3rd World Cup)
5. USA Egypt (COQT Africa)
6. USA Japan (COQT Asia) *
7. USA Serbia (COQT Europe)
8. USA U.S.A. (COQT Norceca)
9. VEN Venezuela (COQT South America)
10. GER Germany (1st WOQT in Germany)
11. GER Italy (1st WOQT in Japan) *
12. GER Poland (1st WOQT in Portugal)
 
* The Asian Continental Qualification Tournaments are played combined with the World Olympic Qualification Tournaments in Japan
COQT = Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament
WOQT = World Olympic Qualification

CONTINENTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENTS
(The winner of each tournament gets the Olympic berth)

NORCECA
January 4-12, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Final Ranking

1 U.S.A.  
2 Puerto Rico  
3 Cuba  
4 Canada  
5 Mexico  
6 Dominican Rep.  
7 Trinidad & Tobago  
8 Barbados  

SOUTH-AMERICA - CSV
January 2-8, Formosa, Argentina

Final Ranking

1 Venezuela 8
2 Argentina 7
3 Paraguay 6
4 Chile 5
5 Uruguay 4

EUROPE - CEV
January 7-13, Izmir, Turkey

Final Ranking

1 Serbia
2 Spain
3 Netherlands
Finland
5 Germany
Poland
7 Italy
Turkey

AFRICA - CAVB
February 3-9, Durban, South Africa

Final Ranking

1 Egypt
2 Algeria
3 Cameroon
4 Tunisia
5 South Africa
Morocco
7 Nigeria
Gabon
9 Rwanda
Mozambique


GERMANY - WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION

May 23-25, Düsseldorf, Germany

Final Ranking

1 Germany
2 Cuba
3 Spain
4 Chinese Taipei

PORTUGAL - WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
May 30 - June 1, Espinho,
Portugal

Final Ranking

1 Poland
2 Portugal
3 Puerto Rico
4 Indonesia

JAPAN - WORLD AND ASIAN OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
May 31 - June 8, Tokyo, Japan

Final Ranking

1 Italy
2 Japan
3 Korea
4 Argentina
5 Australia
6 Iran
7 Algeria
8 Thailand

 

WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENTS

Tournaments in Germany, Portugal, Japan
• May 23-25, 2008, Düsseldorf: Hosts Germany + Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Spain.
• May 30 to June 1, 2008, Espinho: Hosts Portugal + Indonesia, Puerto Rico, Poland.
• May 31 to June 8, 2008, Tokyo: Hosts Japan + Australia, Korea, Iran, Thailand (best ranked in the Asian Continental Championship) + Algeria, Argentina, Italy.

The winner of each World Olympic Qualification Tournament is qualified for Beijing. In Tokyo, where the tournament also doubles-up as the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, the winner plus the best Asian team (even if the winner is Asian) is qualified for the Summer Games.

The drawing of lots to decide the placing of the teams was conducted at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo on March 3, 2008. In addition to the three organizing countries and four Asian teams taking part in Japan, the participation of the other nine teams was ensured as per the World Ranking and the relative continental rule: 3 CEV: Poland, Spain, Italy; 2 NORCECA: Puerto Rico, Cuba; 2 AVC: Indonesia, Chinese Taipei; 1 CSV: Argentina; 1 CAVB: Algeria.