Olympic Qualifier Tournament Host
LUSANNE, Switzerland, March 8, 2023.-
Volleyball World and the FIVB have confirmed the
remaining hosts of the FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifier events
set for later this year with Brazil, China and Poland joining Japan in
welcoming the world’s best teams who will be fiercely competing for a
place at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
China, Japan and Poland will stage the women’s event from September
16-24, while Brazil, China and Japan are set to host the men’s Olympic
Qualification Tournaments from September 30 to October 8 2023. These
countries will welcome the volleyball elite teams to battle for the
highly in demand spots for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The pools will be defined during the Drawing of Lots ceremony which will
be hosted in Lausanne, Switzerland at 13:00 CET on March 17 and
broadcast live all over the world. The broadcast will be streamed LIVE
World's Youtube channel.
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said: “I am delighted to see such a
high-profile line-up of hosts secured for the Olympic Qualification
Tournaments this year. All hosts have impressive credentials and will
warmly welcome the athletes for these highly-anticipated qualifiers. I
am sure all six events will serve as a great celebration for our sport
and fans with 24 top teams competing for six Olympic tickets.”
Volleyball World CEO Finn Taylor said: “Brazil, China, Japan and Poland
are huge markets for our sport. We know very well how passionate their
fans are about volleyball and we are delighted to bring even more
exciting volleyball action to these countries. These events will be
hotly contested with the teams bringing their all to the court as they
look to book their places at Paris 2024. We are looking forward to
witnessing the incredible talent of the athletes and bringing this
action to the fans.”
OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION EXPLAINED
Twelve teams per gender will participate in the Olympic volleyball
competition at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. As the host nation, France,
the current men’s Olympic volleyball champions, has secured its place in
both the men’s and women’s competitions. The other 11 quota places per
gender will be allocated via a two-step qualification process that
ensures the best volleyball nations can participate at the event while
observing the principle of universality.
In particular, six Olympic quota places per gender will be contested
during the Olympic Qualification Tournaments where the top 24 teams as
per the FIVB Volleyball Senior World Ranking (WR) not yet qualified will
be split into three pools of eight teams. The top two teams of each pool
will then qualify for Paris 2024.
The remaining five Olympic places per gender will be filled by selecting
the top five not yet qualified teams in the FIVB WR as of the end of the
preliminary phase of the Volleyball Nations League 2024. To guarantee
the principle of universality, these teams will be selected as per the
following order of priority: 1) The team(s) from a continent(s) without
a qualified team(s) and 2) Top team(s) not yet qualified.
Read more about the Road to Paris 2024 here.