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
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
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
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.