Serbia, Italy complete Tokyo 2020 puzzle
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2019 - Serbia and Italy were the last
two teams to advance to the women's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo
2020 Olympic Games as this weekend's qualifiers across the world wrapped
up on Sunday. They join Brazil, China, Russia and USA who had earlier
punched their tickets, plus Japan who were qualified by default as
Italy power to three-set win against the Netherlands in Catania
Catania, Italy, August 4, 2019 – Italy were victorious against the Netherlands on their home court, as the all-European clash in the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Tournament in Catania saw the hosts claim the ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
One down, five to go, as race for Tokyo 2020 continues
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2019 - Two-time Olympic champions
Brazil became the first team to claim a berth at the women's volleyball
tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, though only the long way
round with an incredible 3-2 (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 15-10) over
the Dominican Republic, Saturday in Uberlandia.
Netherlands remain on track in Catania
Catania, Italy, August 3, 2019 – The Netherlands remained on track in Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool F on Saturday with a second win earned in three sets against Kenya 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-10).
All favourites on track at start of Road to Tokyo 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2, 2019 - All the top favourites
prevailed, with varying degrees of difficulty, over weaker opponents as
play opened on Friday in five more pools of the women's qualification
process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Egonu on target as Italy defeat Kenya in Pool F
Catania, Italy, August 2, 2019 - Pool F hosts Italy claimed a 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-14) victory against Kenya in Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool F on Friday with Paola Egonu leading her team in scoring with 15 points.
Brazil, Dominican Republic take first step on Road to Tokyo 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2019 - Two-time Olympic champions Brazil have inched closer to a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with their opening win Thursday 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-16) over Cameroon as the women's Olympic Qualification process got off to an early start. The Dominican Republic followed Brazil's lead in the tournament at Uberlandia, wrapping up the opening day with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-18) sweep of Azerbaijan.
24 lined up for six Olympic tickets to Tokyo 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2019 - Twenty-four women's teams are all lined up this week, in search for six available tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as the qualification process for the grandest sporting event on the planet begins today and heats up over the weekend.
Daruma dolls to watch over Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 26, 2019 - Special good luck charms will safeguard and keep a watchful eye on volleyball teams that as of next week will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments.
Women’s volleyball set for historic final day at Tokyo 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 1, 2019 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed last week that the final day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will feature the women’s volleyball final, in what will be a historic day for the sport.
Dates of 2020 Olympic tournaments unveiled
Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2019 – With 465 days to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee has announced the competition schedule for the record 33 sports, including beach volleyball and volleyball, featured at the major quadrennial event to be held in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9 next year.
Canada women’s team technical staff revealed
Ottawa, Canada, April 16, 2019 - Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the staff that will join head coach Tom Black, previously named assistant coach, Ben Josephson, and assistant/NexGen coach Shannon Winzer for the upcoming international season, with key events including an Olympic qualification tournament in Russia from August 2 to 4.
Lavarini to lead Korea's women in 2019 VNL and Olympic qualifiers
Seoul, Korea, March 13, 2019 - The appointment of Italy's
Stefano Lavarini as head coach of Korea's women's national team ahead of
their participation in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League has been
officially announced by the country's volleyball federation.
Tom Black to coach Canada women's team
Ottawa, Canada, February 11, 2019 - Volleyball Canada has named its new women’s indoor programme head coach. Tom Black, current head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs programme and former assistant coach for the United States national team, will take over Canada’s women’s programme beginning May 2019.
Huge matchups on road to Tokyo 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2019 - Some immense clashes are
coming up this year as the very tight Olympic qualification process
begins with the Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments set
to provide incredible thrills for volleyball fans across the world as
teams battle it out to make Tokyo 2020, the ultimate sporting event of
Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament hosts announced
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2019 - Eleven of the twelve hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in August have been confirmed. The women's tournaments will be played from August 2 to 4 and be followed by the men's tournaments from August 9 to 11.