2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • That was actually a very good team. If Hasanova, Shabovta and Korkmaz had been just a few years younger, they would have probably won some medals. And imagine if they had been able to hang onto Ravva...

    But yeah, they probably decided that importing ex-USSR players without being able to develop any home-grown talent for decades now doesn't make much sense at this point. They don't even seem to have professional league anymore. Anyway, I've always had a feeling that developing an elite women's volleyball team was some high-ranked politician's pet project, which would be over as soon as the said politician lost his power. A bit like Croatia in the 90s.

    Looking back, it's crazy to think they hosted the Olympic qualies in 2004 without having any reputation or relevance at the time.

  • Netherlands will organise the Olympic qualification tournament! It will be in Apeldoorn from 7-12 January.

    https://www.facebook.com/35345…9/posts/2254535264675801/

  • Netherlands will organise the Olympic qualification tournament! It will be in Apeldoorn from 7-12 January.

    https://www.facebook.com/35345…9/posts/2254535264675801/

    Thank you God :D

  • The Dutch seemed pretty good vs China at the world cup yesterday

    The match of CHN v NED was done today 27 Sep by the hosting time zone :-)


    NED--TUR--POL a three horse race most likely, with GER as the dark horse.


    Being host will increase the odds of NED team. Had TUR hosted this event, most likely TUR would have been the hot favourite.


    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th-century philosopher

  • It seems another Olympics-free year for Turkish team :down: The Netherlands are a clear favourite now. Being host was so cruical for Turkish team.

    I wonder why Turkey did not strive harder to win the host bidding... I don't think the Turkish VB federation lacks of resources compared to the Dutch VB federation in this regard. It seems just a matter of priority or focus... or anything else that we may not know?


    I think Turkey has a good team in this cycle, thus a good opportunity for a contest in 2020 Olympics.


    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th-century philosopher

  • I wonder why Turkey did not strive harder to win the host bidding... I don't think the Turkish VB federation lacks of resources compared to the Dutch VB federation in this regard. It seems just a matter of priority or focus... or anything else that we may not know?


    I think Turkey has a good team in this cycle, thus a good opportunity for a contest in 2020 Olympics.

    I am quite sure the olympics are a great priority for all the players and especially for the federation. I am quite sure the current economic problems in Turkey and Turkish liras being down against € (sorry, dont know about economics terms much ) had an effect on this. 1€=6.19 Turkish liras rigt now. On the other hand I think the Dutch federation wanted this so much after seeing their ECH performance against Turkey so this may have an effect also. I wonder how much money they offered.