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Tokyo Olympic Games

The Games are almost here!

April 14 marked 100 Days Out from the Tokyo Olympic Games, July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. Get pumped!

The modern Olympic Games represent the pinnacle of sport. They began in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and have since grown and expanded, both in terms of participants and sports offered.

Volleyball made its first Olympic appearance in the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, making 2020 special with the return to the birthplace of Olympic volleyball. USA Volleyball has a legacy of competitive success at the Olympic Games in indoor and beach volleyball disciplines winning nine gold, four silver, and seven bronze medals.

 

Ariake Arena
Ariake Arena, indoor volleyball venue

 

Women's Schedule

Date Opponent Time (Eastern) Local Date and Time
July 25 Argentina 8 p.m. July 26 at 9 a.m.
July 26 China 8 p.m. July 27 at 9 a.m.
July 29 Turkey 6:40 a.m. July 29 at 7:40 p.m.
July 30 Russia 8 p.m. July 31 at 9 a.m.
August 1 Italy 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at 9 a.m.
August 3/4 Quarterfinals TBD August 4
August 5/6 Semifinals TBD August 6
August 7/8 Medal Matches TBD August 8

 


Men's Schedule

Date Opponent Time (Eastern) Local Date and Time
July 23 France 6:40 a.m. July 24 at 7:40 p.m.
July 25 Russia 8 p.m. July 26 at 9 a.m.
July 27 Tunisia 8 p.m. July 28 at 9 a.m.
July 29 Brazil 8 p.m. July 30 at 9 a.m.
July 31 Argentina 6:40 p.m. Aug. 1 at 7:40 p.m.
August 2/3 Quarterfinals TBD August 3
August 4/5 Semifinals TBD August 5
August 6/7 Medal Matches TBD August 7

 

U.S. Indoor Volleyball Facts

Olympic Qualification and Athlete Selection Process

Women’s Indoor
Clinched a berth by winning 2019 FIVB Tokyo Women’s Volleyball Qualification tournament August 2-4 in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana.

Athletes for the Olympic team will be nominated by the coaching staff prior to June 15, 2021

Men’s Indoor
Clinched berth by winning an 2019 FIVB Tokyo Men’s Volleyball Qualification tournament August 9-11 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Athletes for the Olympic team will be nominated by the coaching staff prior to June 15, 2021

For full USA Volleyball Indoor Athlete Selection Procedures, view OUR PDF

Olympic History

Women (Full History)
Silver: 1984, 2008, 2012
Bronze: 1992, 2016
Appearances: 11* of 14 (1964, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

*Note: the U.S. qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR, but did not participate due to a USA boycott.

Men (Full History)
Gold: 1984, 1988, 2008
Bronze: 1992, 2016
Appearances: 11 of 14 (1964, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

 

Shiokaze Park
Shiokaze Park, beach volleyball venue

 

U.S. Beach Volleyball Facts

Olympic Qualification and Athlete Selection Process

Finish in the top 15 of the FIVB Provisional Olympic Rankings (max two per country per gender). If more than two American duos are in the top 15, only the two top-ranked teams will compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic ranking points can be earned at FIVB World Tour events. Teams must play at least 12 FIVB events between June 1, 2018, and June 27, 2021. If a team plays in more than 12 events, only points from the top 12 results are counted.

Should the United States NOT have two teams in the top 15 for their gender, an American duo can earn qualification by winning the 2019 FIVB World Championship, the NORCECA Continental Cup, or the FIVB World Continental Cup.

For full USA Volleyball Beach Athlete Selection Procedures view OUR PDF.

Olympic History

Beach (Full History)
Gold: 1996 Men, 2000 Men, 2004 Women, 2008 Women, 2008 Men, 2012 Women
Silver: 1996 Men, 2012 Women
Bronze: 2004 Women, 2016 Women
Appearances: Men: Six of six (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) Women: Six of six (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Note: The U.S. had three beach teams per gender compete in 1996 and two per gender compete every Games since.