Volleyball Qualification

Qualification Summary

In Beach Volleyball each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of two teams of two athletes in each event. As hosts, Japan will qualify a team in each event and will be eligible to qualify a second team. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events specifically, the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships, the Olympic Qualification Tournament, the Olympic Ranking List, published on June 13th 2021 and the 2018-21 Continental Cup. Additionally, all selected athletes must have participated in a minimum of 12 approved events between 2018 and 2021.

For Indoor Volleyball each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of one team in each event (12 men and 12 women). As hosts, Japan will be given a spot to compete in each event. The remaining quotas will be decided through various events, specifically, six Intercontinental Qualification Tournaments and the Continental Qualification Tournaments.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Beach Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World Championship 1 Russia
Olympic Qualification Tournament 2 Italy
Latvia
Olympic Ranking List
(June 13 2021)
15 Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Czech Republic
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Poland
Qatar
Russia
Spain
United States
United States
2018-21 AVC Continental Cup 1 Australia
2018-21 CAVB Continental Cup 1 Morocco
2018-21 CEV Continental Cup 1 Switzerland
2018-21 CSV Continental Cup 1 Argentina
2018-21 NORCECA Continental Cup 1 Mexico

Women’s Beach Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World Championship 1 Canada
Olympic Qualification Tournament 2 Latvia
Spain
Olympic Ranking List
(June 13 2021)
15 Australia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Russia
Switzerland
Switzerland
United States
United States
2018-21 AVC Continental Cup 1 China
2018-21 CAVB Continental Cup 1 Kenya
2018-21 CEV Continental Cup 1 Netherlands
2018-21 CSV Continental Cup 1 Argentina
2018-21 NORCECA Continental Cup 1 Cuba

Men’s Indoor Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 1 1 Brazil
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 2 1 United States
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 3 1 Italy
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 4 1 Poland
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 5 1 Russia
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 6 1 Argentina
2020 AVC Qualification Tournament 1 Iran
2020 CAVB Qualification Tournament 1 Tunisia
2020 CEV Qualification Tournament 1 France
2020 CSV Qualification Tournament 1 Venezuela
2020 NORCECA Qualification Tournament 1 Canada

Women’s Indoor Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 1 1 Serbia
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 2 1 China
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 3 1 United States
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 4 1 Brazil
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 5 1 Russia
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 6 1 Italy
2020 AVC Qualification Tournament 1 South Korea
2020 CAVB Qualification Tournament 1 Kenya
2020 CEV Qualification Tournament 1 Turkey
2020 CSV Qualification Tournament 1 Argentina
2020 NORCECA Qualification Tournament 1 Dominican Republic