USA VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE SELECTION PROCEDURES 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

USA VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE SELECTION PROCEDURES 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

USA VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE SELECTION PROCEDURES 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES Women’s and Men’s Beach Volleyball May 10, 2018 1. SELECTION SYSTEM 1.1. Provide the minimum eligibility requirements for an athlete to be considered for nomination to the Team: 1.1.1. Nationality/Passport requirements: Athlete must be a national of the United States at the time of nomination. Athlete must hold a valid U.S. passport that will not expire for six months after the conclusion of the Games. 1.1.2. Minimum Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and IOC standards for participation: Any competitor in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or Parapan American Games must be a national of the country of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) or National Paralympic Committee (NPC) which is entering such competitor.

For additional information regarding an athlete who is a national of two or more countries, has changed his or her nationality or acquired a new nationality, refer to the Olympic Charter (Rule 41), the IPC Handbook (Section 2, Chapter 3.1), or the PASO Statutes (Article XXII, Sections 4 and 5).

FIVB: Undergo Anti-Doping testing successfully during the qualification period starting June 1, 2018 and ending June 28, 2020. FIVB: Comply with the requirements set out in Chapter 1 (Status of Players) of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Sport Regulations (http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Document/2017FlVB BVB Sports R egulations Final 20170822.pdf) and Article 5 FIVB Sports Regulations (http://www.fivb.org/EN/FIVB/Document/Legal/FIVB Sports Regulations 201 7 20170711.pdf). IOC: Be at least fourteen (14) years of age as of the first day of Olympic competition.

IOC: In compliance with the Olympic Charter.

1.1.3. Minimum International Federation (FIVB) standards for participation (if any): IF: United States Citizenship and eligible to compete for the United States. IF: Reference Attachment A for the IOC/FIVB approved Qualification System for Beach Volleyball as well as the events eligible to earn Quota Places (“FIVB Olympic Qualification Events”). 1.1.4. Other requirements (if any):
  • Athletes must have successfully completed all Games Registration requirements by stated deadline.
  • Must be current registrant of USA Volleyball including signed Code of Conduct (herein called “Code of Conduct”(See by example: http://www.teamusa.org/USAVolleyball/Membership/Forms-and-Information. Code of Conduct Form will be updated by USA Volleyball for 2019-2020).

Must sign a Medical Release for participants under 18 years of age (See by example link above. Form will be updated by USA Volleyball for 2019-2020). 1.2. Tryout Events: 1.2.1. Provide the event names, dates and locations of all trials, events and camps to be used as part of the selection process. Refer to 1.1.3. Athletes will be nominated to participate in FIVB Olympic Qualification Events pursuant to Attachment B. USA 2020 Olympic Games Quota Places earned through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships or the Olympic Ranking List of June 15, 2020 will be filled by teams based on order of finish in the FIVB Olympic Ranking List as of June 15, 2020.

If an athlete is ranked with two different teams in the FIVB Olympic Ranking List as of June 15, 2020, and both teams are eligible, only the highest ranked team will be nominated.

If all four (4) (two men’s teams and two women’s teams) possible Quota Places are not earned per the paragraph above, then the U.S. will have an opportunity to win 2

one (1) quota slot, per gender, via the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup (Continental Final) (reference Attachment A). If the USA earns a 2020 Olympic Games Quota Place, in either gender, at the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup (Continental Final) it will be filled through the procedure described in Attachment C. The event names, dates and locations that are used as part of the selection process can be found at www.fivb.org and www.norceca.org.

1.2.2. Provide event names, dates, locations and description of how athletes qualify for the trials, events and camps listed above in 1.2.1. (if any).

Reference Attachment B and C. 1.3. Provide a comprehensive, step-by-step description of the method that explains how athletes will go through the selection process to become Team nominees (include maximum Team size). Reference Attachment B and C. Maximum Team Size: Two (2) teams per gender of two (2) athletes each (8 persons) 2. DISCRETIONARY SELECTION (if applicable) 2.1. Provide rationale for utilizing discretionary selection (if any): N/A 2.2. List the discretionary criteria and explain how they will be used (if any): N/A 2.3. Provide the name of the committee that will be responsible for making discretionary selections, along with a complete list of the members’ titles currently serving on the committee: N/A 2.3.1.

Specify the process that will be used to identify and handle any potential conflicts of interest involving a member of the committee. N/A 3

3. REMOVAL OF ATHLETES 3.1. Prior to acceptance of nominations by the USOC, USA Volleyball has jurisdiction over potential nominees. An athlete who is to be nominated to the Team by USA Volleyball may be removed as a nominee for any of the following reasons, as determined by USA Volleyball: 3.1.1. Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter to the CEO of USA Volleyball. 3.1.2. Injury or illness as certified by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USA Volleyball. If an athlete refuses verification of his/her illness or injury by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USA Volleyball, his/her injury will be assumed to be disabling and he/she may be removed.

3.1.3. Violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct (See by example: http://www.tea musa .org/USA-Volleyball/Membership/Forms-and-lnformation. Code of Conduct Form will be updated by USA Volleyball for 2019-2020). An athlete who is removed from the Team pursuant to a provision above has the right to a hearing per USA Volleyball’s Bylaws (Article Xl and XIV) or USOC Bylaws, Section 9. 3.2. Once an athlete nomination is accepted by the USOC, the USOC has jurisdiction over the Team, at which time, in addition to any applicable USA Volleyball Codeof Conduct, the USOC’s Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures apply.

The USOC’s Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures can be found at: http://www.teamusa .org/Athlete-Resources/Athlete Ombudsman/Resources/Code-of-Conduct http://www.teamusa.org/Footer/Legal/Governa nce-Docu ments 3.3. An athlete may be removed as a nominee to the Team or from the Team for an adjudicated violation of bC, PASO, IPC, WADA, IF, USADA and/or USOC anti-doping protocol, policies and procedures, as applicable.

4. REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETES 4.1. Describe the selection and approval process for determining replacement athlete(s) should a vacancy occur: 4

4.1.1. prior to submission of Entries by Name to the Local Organizing Committee, including any applicable group or committee: In the event a qualified and nominated Team loses one of its athletes due to those reasons identified in Section 3, then the remaining athlete of that Team may select an athlete to complete the Team from the Replacement Pool. The Replacement pooi shall be those athletes of the same gender who are eligible to compete in the Olympic Games and meet the FIVB Eligibility Criteria and are not already nominated to compete.

If a selected Replacement Pool athlete declines to participate with the remaining athlete, the procedure will be repeated until the Team is complete. Should an athlete in the Replacement Pool decline to play with the remaining athlete, then the Replacement Pool athlete shall forfeit the right to compete in the 2020Olympic Games. Should the remaining athlete decline to play with any of the Replacement Pool athletes, then the remaining athlete shall forfeit the right to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games, and a replacement team shall be identified as the next highest placing eligible team (not already nominated) in the final FIVB Olympic Ranking List as of June 15, 2020.

In the event that a qualified and nominated team (both athletes) is entirely removed pursuant to Section 3, then a replacement team shall be identified as the next highest placing eligible team, not already nominated, in the final FIVB Olympic Ranking List as of June 15, 2020. 4.1.2. after submission of Entries by Name to the Local Organizing Committee, including any applicable group or committee: Same as 4.1.1 5. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS USA Volleyball will retain the approved Selection Procedures and all supporting documents, including scouting or evaluation forms, etc., and data from the selection process for six months past the date of the Closing Ceremony of the Games.

6. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS In addition to the USOC Code of Conduct, the following documents are required to be signed by an athlete as a condition of nomination to the Olympic Games: 5

  • USAV’s Registration Form including Code of Conduct (See by example: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Membership/Forms-and-lnformation. Code of Conduct Form will be updated by USAVolleyball for 2019-2020).
  • Signed Medical Release for participants under 18 years of age (See by example link above. Form will be updated by USA Volleyball for 2019-2020). 7. PUBLICITY/DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEDURES The USOC approved Selection Procedures (complete and unaltered) will be posted/published by USA Volleyball in the following locations: 7.1. USA Volleyball Web site: www.usavolleyball.org These procedures will be posted as soon as possible, but not more than five business days following notice of approval by the USOC.

7.2. Other: n/a 8. DATE OF NOMINATION The Nomination of Athletes form, including the Replacement Pool (which shall include all of the not already qualified athletes from among those meeting the FIVB Eligibility Criteria) will be announced to all athletes and submitted to the USOC on or before: July 2, 2020 9. MANDATORY TRAINING AND/OR COMPETITION Specify the location, schedule and duration of mandatory training and/or competition: N/A 10. ANTI-DOPING REQUIREMENTS Athletes must adhere to all bC, WADA, FIVB, USADA and USOC anti-doping protocols, policies and procedures, as applicable. This includes participation in Out-of-Competition Testing as required by the bC, WADA, FIVB, USADA and USOC Rules, as applicable.

11. DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTION PROCEDURES The following committee/group (include names and titles) was responsible for creating these Selection Procedures: 6

Kerry Klostermann, Secretary General Sean Scott, Director, Beach National Teams Tyler Hildebrand, Director Coaching Beach National Teams Todd Rogers, International Beach Athlete 12. NGB/HPMO BYLAWS AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES The USA Volleyball Bylaws and Grievance Procedures can be found at: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/About-Us/Governance.asrjx 13. INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMER These procedures are based on bC and FIVB rules and regulations as presently known and understood. Any change in the selection procedures caused by a change in IOC and FIVB rules and regulations will be distributed to the affected athletes immediately.

The selection criteria are based on the latest information available to USA Volleyball. However, the selections are always subject to unforeseen, intervening circumstances, and realistically may not have accounted for every possible contingency.

If any force of nature, or force majeure, should cause the altercation or cancellation of any of the selection events listed in this document, these selection procedures will be revised, pursuant to their resubmission to the USOC. 14. ATHLETE OMBUDSMAN Athletes who have questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by USA Volleyball may contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman, Kacie Wallace, by:
  • Telephone at (719) 866-5000
  • Email at Kacie.Wallace@usoc.org
  • http ://www.teamusa.org/For-Athletes/Athlete-Ombudsman.aspx 15. NGB/HPMO SIGNATURES I certify that I have read and understand the standards/criteria set by our IF and/or CF (PAG/PPAG only) and incorporated those standards/criteria into our Selection Procedures. I further certify that the information provided herein regarding Athlete Selection Procedures represents the method approved by USA Volleyball. 7

Position Print Name Jamie Davis Sean Scott Chris Seilkop Signature Date CEO Secretary General Kerry J.W. Klostermann 5 14 / Director, Beach National Teams USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council Representative* *lf USOC AAC Representative has delegated authority to the Alternate AAC Representative to sign the Selection Procedures, attach a letter from the AAC Representative indicating the reason he/she has delegated authority. *signature by the AAC Representative constitutes that he/she has read and understands the Selection Procedures and certifies that the Selection Procedures submitted represent the method approved by the NGB/PSO.

If the AAC Representative reads and does not agree with the Athlete Selection Procedures being submitted by the NGB/PSO, he/she may submit those reasons in writing to his/her Sport Performance representative.

lf USOC AAC Representative has delegated authority to the Alternate AAC Representative to sign the Selection Procedures, attach a letter from the AAC Representative indicating the reason he/she has delegated authority. *signature by the AAC Representative constitutes that he/she has read and understands the Selection Procedures and certifies that the Selection Procedures submitted represent the method approved by the NGB/PSO. If the AAC Representative reads and does not agree with the Athlete Selection Procedures being submitted by the NGB/PSO, he/she may submit those reasons in writing to his/her Sport Performance representative.

Position Print Name Signature Date CEO Jamie Davis Secretary General Kerry i.W. Klostermann Director, Beach Sean Scott .~ / National Teams /~4 ( 7 USOC Athletes’ Chris Seilkop Advisory Council Representative* -J 8

Position Print Name Signature Date CEO Jamie Davis Secretary General Kerry J.W. Klostermann Director, Beach Sean Scott National Teams USOC Athletes’ Chris Seilkop Advisory Council Representative* *lf USOC AAC Representative has delegated authority to the Alternate AAC Representative to sign the Selection Procedures, attach a letter from the AAC Representative indicating the reason he/she has delegated authority.

signature by the AAC Representative constitutes that he/she has read and understands the Selection Procedures and certifies that the Selection Procedures submitted represent the method approved by the NGB/PSO. If the AAC Representative reads and does not agree with the Athlete Selection Procedures being submitted by the NGB/PSO, he/she may submit those reasons in writing to his/her Sport Performance representative.

Attachment A Q QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE X)O(ll OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION (FIVB) Beach Volleyball ~eamt~urnament24te~mtourjament Men Women 46 (23 teams) 2 (1 team) - 48 (24 teams) Total 92 (46 teams) 4 (2 teams) - 96 (48 teams) 2. Maximum Number of Athletes per NOC:
  • .~- 0 Men 4(2 teams) Women 4(2 teams) Total 8(4 teams) 3. Type of Allocation of Quota Places: The quota place is allocated to the NOC. Each NOC must, upon recommendation of the respective National Federation, choose its athletes respecting the criteria set forth in section C. Athlete Eligibility.

All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors) and Rule 43 (World Anti-Doping Code and the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions). Only those athletes who comply with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Age Requirements: The minimum age for a Beach Volleyball athlete is 14 years old, on the first day of the competition at the Olympic Games. All athletes participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 must therefore be born on/or before 26 July 2006.

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QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 Anti-Doping Requirements: The FIVB will only allow the registration of clean athletes who have been tested during the qualification period starting 1st June 2018 and ending 28th June 2020 (the “Qualification Period”). Additional IF Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, all athletes must comply with the requirements set out in Chapter 1 (Status of Players) of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Snort Regulations and Article 5 FIVB Volleyball Sports Regulations and with the rules of the FIVB as described below: 1.

To be eligible to represent an NOC that has been allocated a quota place through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships or the Olympic Ranking List of 15t~~ June 2020, all athletes must have participated as an individual in a minimum of 12 of the following events: the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament; the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships; FIVB World Tour 1 *..5* events; recognised Continental Tours Finals, scheduled from lstSeptember 2018 until j4th June2020. In the event that an NOC/NF has earned a quota place through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships or the Olympic Ranking List of 1 ~ June 2020, the NOC/NF must choose its athletes from its twelve (12) best eligible athletes according to the FIVB Ranking Points accumulated within the Qualification Period while participating in events listed in the previous paragraph.

2. To be eligible to represent an NOC that has been allocated a quota place through the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final or the Host Country Places, all athletes must have participated as an individual in a minimum of 12 of the following events: the FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cups (each phase counts as one event); Recognized Competitions: Continental Tours, National Tours, Zonal Tours; FIVB Competitions as defined in the FIVB Handbook, scheduled from 1st June 2018 until 28th June 2020. In the event that an NOC/NF has earned a quota place through the Continental Cup Final or the Host Country Places, the NOC/NF must choose its athletes from its twelve (12) best eligible athletes as per the FIVB Ranking Points accumulated within the Qualification Period while participating in events listed in the previous paragraph.

Late Athlete Replacement Policy: The Late Athlete Replacement Policy will apply to athletes of NOCs which have already confirmed their respective quota place(s) and are part of the Final Entries list of participating athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The purpose of the Late Athlete Replacement Policy is to allow for an athlete to be replaced by an athlete of the same NOC after the deadline for the Final Entries list of participating athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (start 7 July 2020 00:00 Tokyo time [GMT+9] until the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry of Beach Volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The grounds for replacement must either be based on an urgent medical conditions preventing the participation of the athlete to be replaced or based on exceptional circumstances, the existence of which are to be assessed on a case by case basis by the FIVB, the Organising Committee and the lOC Sports Department altogether. The replacing athlete must have participated as an individual in a minimum of 12 of the following events: the FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cups (each phase counts as one event); Recognized Competitions: Continental Tours, National Tours, Zonal Tours; FIVB Competitions, scheduled from 15t June 2018 until 28th June 2020 and have been placed on the NOC’s Athlete Accreditation Long List by (date to be added) their respective NOC.

In the event that the NOC is unable to field a replacement, the NOC automatically forfeits the relevant quota place and the principles set out in section F. Reallocation of Unused Quota Places will apply. Original Version: ENGLISH 15Apr11 2018 Page 2/7

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 For the sake of clarity, section F. Reallocation of Unused Quota Places cannot apply once the Preliminary Inquiry is completed. The Organising Committee and the lOC Sports Department may impose additional requirements at all times, including the use of a specific form. Each NOC/NF will be able to qualify using the Olympic Ranking or by winning a qualification tournament (the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament; the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships; FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals) held worldwide from 1~ June 2018 to 28th June 2020.

The Olympic Ranking is established based on the FIVB Ranking Points earned at the 12 best performances as a team in the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1*_5* events and recognised Continental Tour Finals (in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered) from 1 St September 2018 until 14th June 2020. An athlete can earn a maximum of one (1) quota place for his/her NOC/NF to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The two (2) play-off winners of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament will each earn one (1) quota place for their NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships of (Date TBC) The 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Champion team will earn one (1) quota place for its NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, respecting the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. An athlete can earn a maximum of one (1) quota place for his/her NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In the event that the same athlete(s) who already earned the quota place for his/her NOC/NF through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the next highest ranked eligible team of the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships final standing will earn one (1) quota place for its NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In the event that two (2) or more teams are ranked with the same rank, the quota place will be allocated by a draw of lots held between the teams.

Olympic Ranking List of 15th June 2020 The qualification events are listed in chronological order of qualification. MEN/WOMEN 2 teams (4 athletes) 1 team (2 athletes) Original Version: ENGLISH 15 April 2018 Page 3/7

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE X)(XIl OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 The 15 highest ranked teams on the Olympic Ranking (link to be added) as of 15th June 2020 will each earn one (1) quota place for their NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, respecting the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. In the event of a tie in the established Olympic Ranking between two or more teams the 15 teams following criteria will apply in the following order, to determine the team(s) earning a (30 athletes) quota place for their NOC/NF: 1.

The total FIVB Ranking Points accumulated as a team in the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1*_5* events and recognised Continental Tour Finals (in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered) from 1st September 2018 to 14th June 2020; 2. The total number of events (the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1*~5* events and recognised Continental Tour Finals [in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered]) the team has participated in from 1 St September 2018 to 14th June 2020; 3.

The highest FIVB Ranking Points obtained as a team in one single event (either the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1 *..5* events and recognised Continental Tour Finals [in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered]) from 1~t September 2018 to 14th June 2020; if still tied, the 2nd highest FIVB Ranking Points obtained as a team in one single event from 15t September 2018 to 14th June 2020; if still tied, then 3~ highest or 4th highest, etc. until the tie is broken. In the event that the tie cannot be broken, the quota place will be allocated by a draw of lots held between the two (2) teams.

An athlete can earn a maximum of one (1) quota place for his/her NOC/NF to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In the event that the same athlete(s) who already earned the quota place for his/her NOC/NF through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament or through the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships, the next highest ranked eligible team on the Olympic Ranking List of 15111 June 2020 will earn one (1) quota place for its NOC/NF to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, respecting the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF.

Beach Volleyball Continental Cup (2018 —2020) A Beach Volleyball Continental Cup will take place between lstJune 2018 and 28th June 2020, within each Confederation.

The competition format will be as follows: 1st phase, ~ phase and Final phase (i.e. Continental Cup Final to be held from 22~ to 28th June 2020. The winning NFs moves on to the next phase. Each NOC/NF is represented by two (2) teams per gender at the Beach Volleyball 5 teams Continental Cup. (10 athletes) The highest placed NOC/NF of each Beach Volleyball Continental Cup will earn one (1) quota place, respecting the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. NOCs/NFs which have already obtained two (2) quota places as per the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships or the Olympic Ranking List of 15t~~ June 2020 will not compete in the Final phase (i.e.

Continental Cup Final). They will be replaced by the next eligible NOC/NF in the 2nd phase.

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of QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE X)(XII OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 An athlete having already earned one (1) quota place for its NOC/NF through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships or the Olympic Ranking List established on 1 5th June 2020 will not be eligible to compete in the Final phase (i.e. Continental Cup Final). National Olympic Trials: NOCs/NFs having obtained quota places for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 may organize National Olympic Trials to determine their representing team(s).

Athletes selected through the National Olympic Trials must comply with the eligibility requirements as specified in section C. Athlete Eligibility. NOC/NF organising National Olympic Trials shall inform the date/location/format of such trials no later than 5 working days prior to the start of such tournament to the FIVB.

The Host Country is guaranteed: - One team (1) quota places per gender (i.e. two (2) athletes per gender); - The right to participate in all qualification events to earn a second quota place per gender. Athletes selected to represent the Host Country must meet the criteria set forth in section C. Athlete Eligibility. Following each qualification event, FIVB will publish the results on its website www.fivb.org and inform the respective NOC of their allocated quota places. The NFs shall be copied in all communications to their respective NOC.

The NOCs will then have two (2) weeks and exceptionally four (4) days after the last qualifying event (22nd to 28th June 2020 to confirm if they wish to use these quota places, as detailed in section G.

Qualification Timeline. The Host NOC has to confirm the use of the allocated Host Country Places (in compliance with eligibility requirements) to FIVB by 1 5th June 2020. 15 April 2018 Page 5/7 Original Version: ENGLISH

Q1 QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE )O(XII OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 If an allocated quota place is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is declined by the NOC, the quota place will be reallocated as follows: - If the quota place(s) is obtained through FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the quota place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked eligible team on the Olympic Ranking List of 15th June 2020, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF.

If the quota place(s) is obtained through the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships, the quota place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked eligible team on the Olympic Ranking List of 15th June 2020, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF.

If the quota place(s) is obtained through the Olympic Ranking List of 1 5th June 2020, the quota place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked eligible team on the Olympic Ranking List of 1 5th June 2020, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. - If the quota place(s) is obtained through the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals, the quota place will be reallocated to the next highest placed NOC/NF of the respective Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF.

Should the Host Country decide not to participate, the unused Host Country Place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked eligible team of the same gender on the Olympic Ranking List of 1 5th June 2020, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. Should the Host Country acquire a second quota plave through the FIVB Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championship and/or the Olympic Ranking List of l5~ June 2020, the unused quota place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next highest ranked eligible team of the same gender on the Olympic Ranking List of lSth June 2020, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF.

In the event that the second quota place obtained by the Host Country through qualification events has been obtained at the occasion of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals, the unused quota place will be reallocated to the next highest placed NOC/NF of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final in which the Host Country participated in, whose NOC has not yet obtained the maximum of two (2) quota places per NOC/NF. 15 April 2018 Page 6/7 Original Version: ENGLISH

2 QUALIFICATION SYSTEM — GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD — TOKYO 2020 1st June 2018 to 28th June 2020 Beach Volleyball Continental Cup 1st September 2018 to 14th Olympic Ranking June 2020 TBD* FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament (OQT) (location TBC) Monday after the FIVB Beach FIVB to confirm NOC/NF having earned quota place through the FIVB Volleyball OQT Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament (OQT) Monday of the third week after NOC/NF to confirm use of the quota place earned through the FIVB the FIVB Beach Volleyball OQT Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament (OQT) TBD* 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships (Hamburg, Germany) Monday after the 2019 World FIVB to confirm NOC/NF having earned quota place through the 2019 Championships FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships Monday of the third week after NOC/NF to confirm use of the quota place earned through the 2019 the 2019 World Championships FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships 15th June 2020 The Host NOC must confirm the use of the allocated quota places (in compliance with eligibility requirements) to FIVB.

l5t~~ June 2020 FIVB to publish the Olympic Ranking and to inform NOCs/NFs of the quota places earned through Olympic Ranking 29th June 2020 NOCs to confirm use of the quota places earned through Olympic Ranking to FIVB 29th June 2020 FIVB to inform NOCs/NFs of the quota places earned through Continental Cup Finals 2’~ July 2020 NOCs to confirm use of the quota places earned through the Continental Cup Finals to FIVB By 5th July 2020 FIVB to reallocate all unused quota places 6thi July 2020 Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries deadline 24 July 9 August 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 *~ Be Determined Original Version: ENGLISH 15 April 2018 Page 7/7

ATTACHMENT B (Subject to the provisions of Section 13 of the Procedures) 2018 — 2020 Beach Volleyball Event Nomination Procedures FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament (Date TBD): Entry into the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament will be based on then current FIVB Beach Volleyball Sports Regulations. 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships: Entry into the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Senior World Championships will be based on the then current FIVB Beach Volleyball Sports Regulations. If USAV has a discretionary berth, selection for entry will be specified in the 2019 USAV Beach National Program Handbook.

2018 — 2020 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-Star to 5-Star events: Entry will be based on the then current FIVB Beach Volleyball Sports Regulations. 2018 — 2020 Beach Volleyball Continental Cup: Entry will be based off a team’s FIVB Olympic Ranking as of June 15, 2020 or as of the FIVB/NORCECA entry deadline whichever comes first, based on then current FIVB/NORCECA regulations.

In the event of a tie in the established FIVB Olympic Ranking between two or more teams the following criteria will apply in the following order, to determine the team(s) eligible for entry: 1. The total FIVB Ranking points accumulated as a team through the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1- Star to 5-Star events and recognized Continental Tour Finals (in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered) from 1st September 2018 until 14th June 2020 or the entry deadline established for the Continental Cup whichever comes first; 2.

The total number of events (the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1-Star to 5-Star events and recognized Continental Tour Finals [in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best resultwill be considered]) the team has participated in from 1st September 2018 to 14th June 2020; 3. The highest FIVB Ranking Points obtained as a team in one single event (either the 2019 FIVB Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour 1-Star to 5-Star events and recognized Continental Tour Finals [in case of multiple participation during the Qualification Period, only the best result will be considered]) from 1st September 2018 to 14th June 2020; if still tied, the 2nd highest FIVB Ranking Points obtained 10

as a team in one single event from 1st September 2018 to 14th June 2020; if still tied, then 3rd highest or 4th highest, etc. until the tie is broken. 4. In the event that the tie cannot be broken, the quota place will be allocated by a playoff between the tied teams, date, location, and format to be announced as soon as known. If an athlete is ranked with two different teams in the FIVB Olympic Ranking as of the deadlines set forth in these procedures for the respective competitions, and both teams are eligible, only the highest ranked team will be nominated.

ATTACHMENT C Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Quota Place Any USA 2020 Olympic Games Quota Place earned through the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup will be filled based on a playoff between the two teams that participated in and earned the Quota Place via the respective Continental Final.

The format, date, time and location of the playoff will be decided by those individuals listed in Section 11 and the affected athletes notified immediately upon the decision being made. The team that wins the playoff will be nominated to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.

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