Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

The volleyball tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and it will be played between 24 July and 8 August 2021. 24 volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams will participate in the tournament. The indoor volleyball competition will take place at Ariake Arena in Ariake, and the beach volleyball tournament will be held at Shiokaze Park,[1][2] in the temporary Shiokaze Park Stadium.

It was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on 24 March 2020 that the 2020 Summer Olympics would be delayed to 2021.

Qualification summary

Men’s volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men’s qualification

EventDatesVenue(s)QuotaQualifier(s)
Host Country[8]7 September 2013 Buenos Aires1 Japan
Intercontinental QualifierPool A9–11 August 2019 Varna1 Brazil
Pool B Rotterdam1 United States
Pool C Bari1 Italy
Pool D GdańskSopot1 Poland
Pool E Saint Petersburg1 Russia
Pool F Ningbo1 Argentina
European Qualifier5–10 January 2020 Berlin1 France
Asian Qualifier7–12 January 2020 Jiangmen1 Iran
African Qualifier7–11 January 2020 Cairo1 Tunisia
South American Qualifier10–12 January 2020 Mostazal1 Venezuela
North American Qualifier10–12 January 2020 Vancouver1 Canada
Total12

Women’s volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women’s qualification

EventDatesVenue(s)QuotaQualifier(s)
Host Country[8]7 September 2013 Buenos Aires1 Japan
Intercontinental QualifierPool A1–4 August 2019 Wrocław1 Serbia
Pool B Ningbo1 China
Pool C Bossier City1 United States
Pool D Uberlândia1 Brazil
Pool E Kaliningrad1 Russia
Pool F Catania1 Italy
African Qualifier5–9 January 2020 Yaoundé1 Kenya
South American Qualifier7–9 January 2020 Bogotá1 Argentina
Asian Qualifier7–12 January 2020 Nakhon Ratchasima1 South Korea
European Qualifier7–12 January 2020 Apeldoorn1 Turkey
North American Qualifier10–12 January 2020 Santo Domingo1 Dominican Republic
Total12

Men’s beach volleyball

Main article: Beach volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men’s qualification

Means of qualificationDateVenueVacanciesQualified
Host Country[8]7 September 2013 Buenos Aires1 Japan
2019 World Championships28 June – 7 July 2019 Hamburg1 Russia
2019 FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournament18–22 September 2019 Haiyang2 Italy
 Latvia
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking[9]13 June 2021[10] Lausanne15
2018–2020 AVC Continental Cup Final21–27 June 2021[10]TBD1
2018–2020 CAVB Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 CEV Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 CSV Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 NORCECA Continental Cup FinalTBD1
Total24

Women’s beach volleyball[edit]

Main article: Beach volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women’s qualification

Means of qualificationDateVenueVacanciesQualified
Host Country[8]7 September 2013 Buenos Aires1 Japan
2019 World Championships28 June – 7 July 2019 Hamburg1 Canada
2019 FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournament18–22 September 2019 Haiyang2 Latvia
 Spain
FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking[11]13 June 2021[10] Lausanne15
2018–2020 AVC Continental Cup Final21–27 June 2021[10]TBD1
2018–2020 CAVB Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 CEV Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 CSV Continental Cup FinalTBD1
2018–2020 NORCECA Continental Cup FinalTBD1
Total24

Men’s indoor tournament

Pool A

PosTeamvtePldWLPtsSWSLSRSPWSPLSPRQualification
1 Japan (H)00000000Quarterfinals
2 Poland00000000
3 Italy00000000
4 Canada00000000
5 Iran00000000
6 Venezuela00000000

Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2020. Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

Pool B

PosTeamvtePldWLPtsSWSLSRSPWSPLSPRQualification
1 Brazil00000000Quarterfinals
2 United States00000000
3 Russia00000000
4 Argentina00000000
5 France00000000
6 Tunisia00000000

Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2020. Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Knockout stage

 QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal match
           
 3 August
 
  
 5 August
  
  
 3 August
  
  
 7 August
  
  
 3 August
  
  
 5 August
  
  
 3 August
  Bronze medal match
  
 7 August
  
  
 
  
 

Women’s indoor tournament

Pool A

PosTeamvtePldWLPtsSWSLSRSPWSPLSPRQualification
1 Japan (H)00000000Quarterfinals
2 Serbia00000000
3 Brazil00000000
4 South Korea00000000
5 Dominican Republic00000000
6 Kenya00000000

Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

Pool B

PosTeamvtePldWLPtsSWSLSRSPWSPLSPRQualification
1 China00000000Quarter-finals
2 United States00000000
3 Russia00000000
4 Italy00000000
5 Argentina00000000
6 Turkey00000000

Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Knockout stage

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
           
 4 August
 
  
 6 August
  
  
 4 August
  
  
 8 August
  
  
 4 August
  
  
 6 August
  
  
 4 August
  Bronze medal
  
 8 August