Korea to host Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

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Korea to host Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

Korea will host the women’s continental volleyball competition for the first time, the sport’s national governing body said Wednesday.

The Korea Volleyball Association said the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship will be held in Seoul from Aug. 17 to 25.

This is the first time that the country will stage the women’s event at home. Korea did host the men’s continental competition three times - 1989, 1995 and 2001.

The tournament will feature 16 teams and the top eight teams will qualify to compete at the Asian qualifying round for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Korea has yet to claim the women’s title at the championship.

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