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 15th 2020 and the 2018-20 Continental Cup. Additionally, all selected athletes must have participated in a minimum of 12 approved events between 2018 and 2020.

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
Olympic Qualification Tournament 2
Olympic Ranking List
(June 15 2020)
15
2018-20 AVC Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CAVB Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CEV Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CSV Continental Cup 1
2018-20 NORCECA Continental Cup 1

Women’s Beach Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World Championship 1
Olympic Qualification Tournament 2
Olympic Ranking List
(June 15 2020)
15
2018-20 AVC Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CAVB Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CEV Continental Cup 1
2018-20 CSV Continental Cup 1
2018-20 NORCECA Continental Cup 1

Men’s Indoor Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 1 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 2 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 3 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 4 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 5 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 6 1
2020 AVC Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CAVB Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CEV Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CSV Qualification Tournament 1
2020 NORCECA Qualification Tournament 1

Women’s Indoor Volleyball

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 1 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 2 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 3 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 4 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 5 1
2019 Intercontinental Qualification Tournament 6 1
2020 AVC Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CAVB Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CEV Qualification Tournament 1
2020 CSV Qualification Tournament 1
2020 NORCECA Qualification Tournament 1