Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification process - Men

 

As hosts, Brazil were the first country to qualify for the Olympics.

The top two teams from the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup Japan 2015 will join them with five further teams coming from the five winners of each Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament.

The qualification tournament for Asian teams will also double as a World Olympic Qualification Tournament and will take place in Japan between the periods of May 14 to June 5, 2016. The hosts will be joined by the top three ranked teams from Asia according to the FIVB Men’s World Ranking as well as the second and third placed teams from the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, the second placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament and the second placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament. The best ranked Asian team and the top three ranked teams from this tournament will qualify for the Olympics.

The final vacancy will be decided at the Men’s Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament due to be held in the period from May 14 to June 5, 2016. The third placed team from the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament, the third placed team from the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament and the second and third placed teams from the African Olympic Qualification Tournament will compete for the final berth.

Men's teams qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

(1) Host country: Brazil
(2) FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup winners: USA
(3) FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup runners-up: Italy
(4) South American Olympic Qualification Tournament winners: Argentina

Forthcoming Olympic qualification tournaments and teams qualifying:

(5) European Olympic Qualification Tournament winners
(January 5 to 10, 2016 - Berlin, Germany)   

(6) African Olympic Qualification Tournament winners
(January 7 to 14, 2016 - Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo)
    
(7) NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament winners
(January 8 to 10, 2016 - Edmonton, Canada)    

(8) World Olympic Qualification Tournament winners    
(Between period of May 14 to June 5, 2016)   

(9) World Olympic Qualification Tournament runners-up
(Between period of May 14 to June 5, 2016)   

(10) World Olympic Qualification Tournament third place
(Between period of May 14 to June 5, 2016)   

(11) World Olympic Qualification Tournament highest ranked Asian team
(Between period of May 14 to June 5, 2016)   

(12) World Olympic Qualification Tournament winners    
(Between period of May 14 to June 5, 2016)