The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that the final day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will present the women’s volleyball final in what will be a notable day for the sport. It is the first time that women’s volleyball has been conceded such a coveted place on the Olympic competition schedule marking another milestone for the FIVB in its commitment to promoting gender equality in sport. Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic 2020 Volleyball Tickets online.
In previous years, the men’s Olympic volleyball final has regularly presented as one of the last events of the Olympic Games. However, at Tokyo 2020 the men’s final will be held the night before the women’s on Saturday 8 August.
The FIVB has been a vocal supporter for ensuring fairness between men and women’s volleyball and the governing body has now proposed a substituting schedule for future editions of the Games. If accepted the proposal would ensure that the men’s volleyball final would be played on the final Sunday of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, whilst at Los Angeles 2028, the women’s final would take place on the last day of the Games.
The move is another effort by the FIVB to ensure a complete gender balance across its sport. At the FIVB’s newest event – the Volleyball Nations League – athletes of both genders compete under the same conditions and rule formats, with equal prize money for both men and women.
FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça Fᵒ said:
“Gender equality is a key priority and I am delighted that the women’s volleyball final will be one of the closing events at Tokyo 2020. Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world and our athletes are role models for millions of fans and aspiring athletes globally. Women competing on an even platform with men only enhance this and the FIVB will continue to promote the incredible athleticism and skill of our female stars.”
The volleyball competition of Olympic at Tokyo 2020 will take place at the 15,000-seat Ariake Arena. The pool stage of men will begin on 25 July with two medal matches scheduled for 8 August and the action of women will begin on 26 July Final on 9 August.
Eleven teams in each gender will unite in Japan for Olympic honors. The first 6 will appear from the intercontinental qualification tournaments, while the remaining five vacancies will be filled by the winners of the continental qualification tournaments. In Olympic 2020 the beach volleyball Olympic final of men will take place on the last day of the beach competition and in Paris four years later the women’s final would be the concluding match.
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