Successful Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 2020 across the globe

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 Ė From January 5-12, the highly-anticipated Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 2020 events were successfully held across all five Continental Confederations with packed stadiums, exceptional broadcasting technology, and spectacular performances bringing the best of volleyball to fans all over the world.


In the North, Central America and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA), the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification matches were held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the womenís event and in Vancouver, Canada, for menís, with both hosts securing their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


For Canada, this will be the second-longest consecutive appearance streak at the Olympic Games, with their best result coming at Los Angeles 1984 when they finished fourth. For Dominican Republic, the 'Queens of the Caribbean' will be making their third Olympic appearance. They ranked 11th in Athens 2004 and finished 5th in London 2012, after being knocked out in the quarterfinals by USA.


The Iran menís national team and the womenís team from Korea qualified for Tokyo 2020 from the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), with the events held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and Jiangmen, China respectively. Thai and Chinese fans, famous for their passion for volleyball, were excited to see the athletesí best performances at the stadiums.


The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) hosted the Womenís Continental Tokyo Volleyball Qualification 2020 in Yaounde, Cameroon, while the menís event was in Cairo, Egypt. After intense competition, it was Kenya and Tunisia who received their well-deserved tickets to Tokyo 2020 after triumphing in the womenís and menís competitions respectively.


The Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments of the South American Confederation (CSV) were hosted by Bogota, Colombia, for the womenís matches, while Santiago, Chile, was the location for the menís, both of which drew a lot of attention and intrigue from the public.


Argentina came out on top against the hosts, in front of a 7,000-strong partisan crowd, while in the menís event it was Venezuela that ensured they will be competing in Tokyo this summer.


In the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) qualification event, the 15 matches of the womenís event at the Omnisport hall in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, were attended by a total number of 37,356 spectators, while the menís Olympic qualifiers, which ran in parallel at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany, witnessed a total of 36,095 spectators. France and Turkey were victorious in the menís and womenís events respectively, moving each team one step closer to achieving their ultimate Olympic dream.