The winner of this tournament with teams from the NORCECA (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) confederation will qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It is the first time that the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament is being held in the United States.
“USA Volleyball is extremely proud and excited to be hosting the 2012 NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament and we intend to put on a first-rate event, both for the competing teams and the fans who attend the matches,” USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal said. “We will be looking for support from the U.S. volleyball community not only for fan attendance, but also for volunteers and fund raising. This is one of the most significant events ever played in the United States, and it is a great opportunity to support our men’s team in its quest to qualify for London and defend its Olympic title from Beijing.”