Japan lands 2015, 19 FIVB World Cups


The International Volleyball Federation announced Thursday that Japan will host the FIVB World Cup in 2015 and 2019.

The 2015 tournament will be held from August to September and involve 12 nations in both men’s and women’s competitions. It will be the first event in which nations can book a place for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic tournament.

Japan hosted the 2011 World Cup.