Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be the 15th edition of the event at an Olympic Games, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 26 July to 9 August 2020.

Women's volleyball
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Olympic rings with white rims.svg
VenueAriake Arena
DateTBD
Competitors from 12 nations
← 2016
2024 →

On 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[1]

Competition scheduleEdit

P Preliminary round ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
P P P P P ¼ ½ B F

QualificationEdit

Event Dates Venue(s) Quota Qualifier(s)
Host nation[2] 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
Intercontinental Qualifier Pool A 1–4 August 2019   Wrocław 1   Serbia
Pool B   Ningbo 1   China
Pool C   Shreveport–Bossier City 1   United States
Pool D   Uberlândia 1   Brazil
Pool E   Kaliningrad 1   Russia
Pool F   Catania 1   Italy
African Qualifier 5–9 January 2020   Yaoundé 1   Kenya
South American Qualifier 7–9 January 2020   Bogotá 1   Argentina
Asian Qualifier 7–12 January 2020   Nakhon Ratchasima 1   South Korea
European Qualifier 7–12 January 2020   Apeldoorn 1   Turkey
North American Qualifier 10–12 January 2020   Santo Domingo 1   Dominican Republic
Total 12

Pools compositionEdit

Teams were seeded following the serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 29 September 2019.[3] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 7th.

Pool A Pool B
  Japan (Hosts)   China (1)
  Serbia (3)   United States (2)
  Brazil (4)   Russia (5)
  South Korea (9)   Italy (8)
  Dominican Republic (10)   Argentina (11)
  Kenya (19)   Turkey (12)

RostersEdit

VenueEdit

All matches
  Tokyo, Japan
Ariake Arena
Capacity: 15,000
 

FormatEdit

The preliminary round is a competition between the twelve teams divided into two pools of six teams. This round, the teams will compete in a single round-robin format. The four highest ranked teams in each group advance to the knockout stage (quarter-finals). The sixth placed teams in each pool will be ranked eleventh in this competition. The fifth placed teams in each pool will be ranked ninth.[4]

The knockout stage will follow the single-elimination format. The losers of the quarter-finals will be eliminated and ranked fifth. The quarter-final winners will play in the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will compete for gold medals and the losers will play for bronze medals.[4]

Pool standing procedureEdit

In order to establish the ranking of teams after the group stage, the following criteria should be implemented:[5]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
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Serbia   v   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Japan   v   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Brazil   v   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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Japan   v   Serbia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Brazil   v   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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South Korea   v   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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South Korea   v   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Serbia   v   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Japan   v   Brazil Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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Dominican Republic   v   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Serbia   v   Brazil Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Japan   v   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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Serbia   v   South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Japan   v   Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Brazil   v   Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
TBD

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Russia   v   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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United States   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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China   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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Russia   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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China   v   United States Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Italy   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo

TBD

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Italy   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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China   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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United States   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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United States   v   Russia Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Argentina   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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China   v   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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United States   v   Italy Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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Russia   v   Turkey Ariake Arena, Tokyo
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China   v   Argentina Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Knockout stageEdit

  • All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).
  • The first ranked teams of both pools played against the fourth ranked teams of the other pool. The second ranked teams faced the second or third ranked teams of the other pool, determined by drawing of lots. The drawing of lots was held after the last match in the preliminary round.[4]

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
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 Bronze medal
 
 
 
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Quarter-finalsEdit

TBD

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Semi-finalsEdit

TBD

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WQF1 v WQF2 Ariake Arena, Tokyo
TBD

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WQF3 v WQF4 Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Bronze medal matchEdit

TBD

v
LSF1 v LSF2 Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Gold medal matchEdit

TBD

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WSF1 v WSF2 Ariake Arena, Tokyo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". olympic.org. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Host city election for the Olympic Summer Games 2020". IOC. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking – Women (as of 29 September 2019)". FIVB. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Formula". FIVB. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Pools Ranking Criteria". FIVB. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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