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FIVB Board Discusses Olympic Qualification Process for Tokyo 2020


MARRAKESH, Morocco, May 6, 2017 – A proposed qualification process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was discussed by members of the Board of Administration during their two day meeting in Marrakesh. 


The FIVB Board meeting was an opportunity to review a system of qualification, designed to enhance the equity and universality of participating teams. The proposed qualification process for volleyball is as follows:




Volleyball qualification process

Under the proposed system, the FIVB Volleyball World Cup will still feature in the FIVB’s 2019 competition schedule although it will no longer provide a qualification spot for the Tokyo 2020 Games. 

Beach volleyball qualification process

Tokyo will be a home coming for volleyball, which made its debut there during the 1964 Olympics. With Rio 2016 a defining moment in the history of the sport, all sights are now set on building on the success of volleyball and beach volleyball in Tokyo in four years.