Women Pool B - News

Serbia, Italy complete Tokyo 2020 puzzle

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2019 - Serbia and Italy were the last two teams to advance to the women's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as this weekend's qualifiers across the world wrapped up on Sunday. They join Brazil, China, Russia and USA who had earlier punched their tickets, plus Japan who were qualified by default as hosts.

China celebrate qualification for Tokyo 2020

Ningbo, China, August 4, 2019 – China defeated Turkey 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-18) on Sunday to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the two teams logged four-set victories on Saturday to set up a decider on the third day of the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool B tournament in Ningbo.

One down, five to go, as race for Tokyo 2020 continues

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2019 - Two-time Olympic champions Brazil became the first team to claim a berth at the women's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, though only the long way round with an incredible 3-2 (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 15-10) over the Dominican Republic, Saturday in Uberlandia.

Gunes and Boz combine for 42 in four-set win over Czech Republic

Ningbo, China, August 3, 2019 – Zehra Gunes and Meryem Boz scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, leading Turkey to a 3-1 (25-15, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17) win over the Czech Republic in the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool B tournament in Ningbo.

All favourites on track at start of Road to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2, 2019 - All the top favourites prevailed, with varying degrees of difficulty, over weaker opponents as play opened on Friday in five more pools of the women's qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Zhu Ting leads China to victory against the Czechs in Ningbo

Ningbo, China, August 2, 2019 – Hosts China beat the Czech Republic 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19), while Turkey edged Germany 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-20) in Pool B of the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification at Beilun Sports and Arts Centre in Ningbo on Friday.

Brazil, Dominican Republic take first step on Road to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2019 - Two-time Olympic champions Brazil have inched closer to a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with their opening win Thursday 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-16) over Cameroon as the women's Olympic Qualification process got off to an early start. The Dominican Republic followed Brazil's lead in the tournament at Uberlandia, wrapping up the opening day with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-18) sweep of Azerbaijan.

24 lined up for six Olympic tickets to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2019 - Twenty-four women's teams are all lined up this week, in search for six available tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as the qualification process for the grandest sporting event on the planet begins today and heats up over the weekend.

Daruma dolls to watch over Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 26, 2019 - Special good luck charms will safeguard and keep a watchful eye on volleyball teams that as of next week will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments.

Volleyball ready for Olympic homecoming at Tokyo 2020 #1YearToGo

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2019 - The FIVB has promised a volleyball homecoming party one year from today when the sport returns to its Olympic birthplace at Tokyo 2020.

Women’s volleyball set for historic final day at Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 1, 2019 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed last week that the final day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will feature the women’s volleyball final, in what will be a historic day for the sport.

Dates of 2020 Olympic tournaments unveiled

Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2019 – With 465 days to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee has announced the competition schedule for the record 33 sports, including beach volleyball and volleyball, featured at the major quadrennial event to be held in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9 next year.

Canada women’s team technical staff revealed

Ottawa, Canada, April 16, 2019 - Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the staff that will join head coach Tom Black, previously named assistant coach, Ben Josephson, and assistant/NexGen coach Shannon Winzer for the upcoming international season, with key events including an Olympic qualification tournament in Russia from August 2 to 4.

Lavarini to lead Korea's women in 2019 VNL and Olympic qualifiers

Seoul, Korea, March 13, 2019 - The appointment of Italy's Stefano Lavarini as head coach of Korea's women's national team ahead of their participation in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League has been officially announced by the country's volleyball federation.

Tom Black to coach Canada women's team

Ottawa, Canada, February 11, 2019 - Volleyball Canada has named its new women’s indoor programme head coach. Tom Black, current head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs programme and former assistant coach for the United States national team, will take over Canada’s women’s programme beginning May 2019.

Huge matchups on road to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2019 - Some immense clashes are coming up this year as the very tight Olympic qualification process begins with the Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments set to provide incredible thrills for volleyball fans across the world as teams battle it out to make Tokyo 2020, the ultimate sporting event of the globe.

Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament hosts announced

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2019 - Eleven of the twelve hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in August have been confirmed. The women's tournaments will be played from August 2 to 4 and be followed by the men's tournaments from August 9 to 11.

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