Twelve teams per gender participate in the volleyball competition at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

As the host nation, France, the current men’s Olympic volleyball champions, has secured its place in both the men’s and the women’s competitions. The other 11 quota places per gender are allocated via a two-step qualification process that ensures the best volleyball nations can participate in the event while observing the principle of universality.

Step 1 - FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifiers

Six Olympic quota places per gender are contested during the FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifiers where the top 24 teams as per the FIVB Volleyball Senior World Ranking (WR) not yet qualified are split into three single round-robin pools of eight teams each. The top two teams of each pool qualify for Paris 2024.

Step 2 - Universality selection

The remaining five places per gender are filled by selecting the top five not yet qualified teams in the FIVB WR as of the end of the Preliminary Phase of Volleyball Nations League 2024. To guarantee the principle of universality, these teams are selected as per the following order of priority: 1) Teams from continents without qualified teams, and 2) Top teams not yet qualified.

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