AVC Qualification Tournament for Youth Olympic Games to be held in Thailand
Beijing, China, March 6, 2014 - The Thailand
Volleyball Association has confirmed that the AVC Beach Volleyball
Qualification Tournament for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games will be held at
Khanom Beach, Thailand from April 4 to 6.
Entry forms are available online and in hard copy
and the deadline for submissions is March 25, 2014. China, as the host country
of the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games, is not eligible to participate
in the AVC Qualification tournament.
The six top ranked countries per gender will compete in the second Youth Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Nanjing, China from August 17 to 27. Once the participating countries are determined they can enter any players who comply with the provision of the Olympic Charter currently in force, as well as the IOC and FIVB related regulations.
Beach volleyball was supported by the FIVB and approved by the IOC as the only volleyball discipline to be included in the second Youth Olympic Games in order to cover as many countries as possible. A total of 36 men’s and 36 women’s teams will participate in the beach volleyball tournament, which will be held at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Complex stadium. There will be eight competition days and three rest days when the cultural and educational programmes and the Sports Initiation Programmes will be carried out.