This is certain. Russian volleyball teams can forget their performance at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024! Both were not on the list of eligible participants. This is the repercussions of the IOC’s decision.
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They couldn’t play in this year’s world championships, and they won’t play in the 2024 Paris Olympics in two years.
In February, the International Olympic Committee recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to compete due to the war started by Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.
Since the situation has not changed at all and is still difficult, the decision on raiding athletes has been extended.
As a result, volleyball players from this country can forget about playing in the French capital and fighting for Olympic medals.
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Teams from the top 26 of the FIVB rankings will participate in the qualifiers, with the exception of France (the host guarantees participation in the tournament) and Russia.
These 24 teams will be divided into three groups of eight teams. The first and second places from each will receive direct tickets to the Games in Paris. The stake will be completed by five others selected by the League of Nations. In total, twelve teams will compete for the Olympic gold medal.
Of course, the list published by the International Volleyball Federation was not lacking in the Polish national teams. The Poles – despite their defeat in the World Cup final – are the leaders of the standings, while our volleyball players, having advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals, are ranked tenth.
The Olympic Games will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
Qualifying Tournament Participants:
among men: Poland, Italy, Brazil, United States, Japan, Argentina, Slovenia, Iran, Serbia, Cuba, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Mexico, Tunisia, Egypt, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Finland, Qatar, China .
among women: Serbia, Italy, Brazil, United States, China, Japan, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Thailand, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, South Korea, Ukraine, Slovenia , Peru.
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