2003 Continental Champions: Asia, Africa
Europe, Norceca and South America.
The four 2003 best Continental Vice-Champions, according to the FIVB World
Ranking (October 1st,
Cards; the FIVB and the Organising Committee
will chose the remaining two teams under the
condition that they took part in the
corresponding Continental championship and
have enrolled for Olympic Qualification,
Athens 2004. The name of the teams chosen to
receive a wild card will be released after
the last Continental Championship.
Remark: In case
Japan is continental champion or vice-champion,
the third ranked team from the continental
championship will participate. Only teams not
yet qualified for Olympic Games can compete in
the World Cup 2003.
The competition system of the
2003 World Cups
for Men & Women is the single Round-Robin
system. Each team plays once against each of
the 11 remaining teams. Points are accumulated
during the whole tournament, and the final
ranking is determined by the total points
Rounds 1 + 2 (30 matches, 5 days): 12 particip.
teams will be divided in 2 groups (Site A &
Rounds 3 + 4 (36 matches, 6 days): teams
continue to play against the remaining teams
of the other groups.
The match schedule will be released by the
Organiser after approval
Olympic Games Qualification
The top three teams in the
2003 World Cups for
Men & Women (not yet qualified) will be
qualified to participate in the 2004 Olympic
Games in Athens.
Order of Matches and Organiserís rights
The order of matches in Sites A and B in the
rounds 1 and 2 is assigned in accordance with
the Berger Table. The Organiser has the right
to chose two matches in each site A and B.
The order of matches in the round 3 and 4 is
decided by the Organiser after approval of
The daily timetable of matches is fixed by the
FIVB considering a proposal by the Organiser.
The Organiser has the right to change the
timetable and order of the matches for TV
broadcasting needs and with the approval of
the FIVB Control Committee. Each team must be
informed of the timetable changes at least 24
hours before the competition.
Distribution of Points
Winner = 2 points
Loser = 1 point
Forfeit = 0 point