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CEV releases timetable for 2016 European Olympic Qualifiers (SCHEDULE)

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The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) announced timetable for the 2016 continental Olympic Qualifications.

CEV M

CEV M

Qualifying tournaments in both competitions, female and male, are coming up in early January in Ankara and Berlin.

The men’s qualifier will take place at Berlin’s “Max-Schmeling Hall” (Germany). The pool phase will come to an end on January 8 and will be followed by crossed semi-finals before bronze medal and final match (winners go to Rio) on January 10. The 2nd and 3rd-placed team will have the last chance for the Olympics during the FIVB World Qualifications in May/June 2016, in Japan.

The women’s competition at “Başkent Volleyball Hall” in Ankara, Turkey, will get underway on January 4. The pool phase will end on January 7 and will be followed by crossed semi-finals before the competition reaches the 3rd place and the final match whose winners will secure a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, on January 9. Similarly to men, the runners-up and the 3rd-placed team will have one more chance to go to Rio via the FIVB World Olympic Qualification Tournament in May/June 2016, in Japan.

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CEV W

Recall that Serbia (women) and Italy (men) have already secured their participation at the 2016 Rio Olympics by finishing second at the 2015 FIVB World Cup held in Japan. 

 

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