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Focus turns to Olympic Qualification Tournaments

 
Germany will play the Netherlands in the opening match of the European Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament in Ankara
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 4, 2015 - The new year begins with Olympic Qualification Tournaments organised by the European, South American, NORCECA and African confederations. The first tournament of the year kicks off today with eight teams competing to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the European Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament in Ankara, Turkey from January 4-9.

The Men's European Olympic Qualification Tournament will be played in Berlin, Germany and take place from January 5-10. It will overlap with the Women's South American tournament (January 6-10), the Men and Women's NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournaments (Men from January 8-10 and Women from January 6-10), and the Men's African Olympic Qualification Tounament (January 7-14).

Forthcoming Olympic qualification tournament:

Women:
European Olympic Qualification Tournament
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(January 4-9, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey)

South American Olympic Qualification Tournament
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(January 6-10, 2016 - Bariloche, Argentina)

NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
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(January 7-9, 2016 in Lincoln, USA)

African Olympic Qualification Tournament
(February 12-19, 2016 in Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Men:

European Olympic Qualification Tournament
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(January 5 to 10, 2016 - Berlin, Germany)   

African Olympic Qualification Tournament
(January 7 to 14, 2016 - Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo)
    
NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
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January 8 to 10, 2016 - Edmonton, Canada)    

The winners of each of the five continental qualification tournaments will join the top two teams per gender from the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015, who have already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The qualification tournament for Asian teams will also double as a World Olympic Qualification Tournament and will take place in Japan between the periods of May 14 to June 5, 2016. The hosts will be joined by the top three ranked teams from Asia according to the FIVB World Ranking per gender as well as the second and third placed teams from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, the second placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament and the second placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament. The best ranked Asian team and the top three ranked teams from this tournament will qualify for the Olympics.

The final vacancy will be decided at the second World Olympic Qualification Tournament for each gender due to be held in the period from May 14 to June 5, 2016. The third placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament, the third placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament and the second and third placed teams from the African Olympic Qualification Tournament will compete for the final berth.

For more information about the qualification process for the volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, click here.





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