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23/10/2015 12:07
8 elite women’s teams chase Olympic dream, pool composition released
2016 European Olympic Qualification - Women

Luxembourg, October 23, 2015. About three weeks ago a memorable 2015 women’s EuroVolley came to a close in Rotterdam with 11,000 fans in attendance at Sportpaleis Ahoy. Volleyball fans can already look forward to the next major highlight coming up shortly after the New Year’s holidays with the Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament which is due to take place at Baskent Volleyball Hall in Ankara from January 4 to 9. The eventual winners of this competition will book their ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympics whilst the runners-up and third-placed team will continue to chase their Olympic dream at the World Olympic qualifier which is due to follow in May / June 2016.

The eight participating teams were split into two pools of four each as follows:

Pool A: Turkey (host), Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia  
Pool B: Russia, Italy, Belgium, Poland

With Serbia having already secured their qualification to Rio 2016 by claiming second place at the FIVB Volleyball World Cup held in Japan earlier this summer, the remaining top sides from the latest European Women’s Ranking List got the right to vie for the much coveted ticket to the Olympics that will be up for grab in Turkey’s capital.

The eight participating teams in the Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament were seeded according to their position in the latest European Women’s Ranking List which was released earlier this month following completion of the 2015 women’s EuroVolley (see here).

A comprehensive match programme for the pool phase will be released at a later stage. All matches will be streamed live and for free at

A major Volleyball competition is being held once more at Baskent Volleyball Hall: this venue has become a familiar place to Europe’s Volleyball family after hosting a number of international tournaments, including the 2012 women’s European Olympic qualification and the Final Four of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men to name only a few.  

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