BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The road to the 2020 Olympic games will begin in the ArkLaTex this summer.
The United States Women’s Volleyball National Team will host it’s Team USA’s FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament the CenturyLink Center starting August 2.
Team USA is ranked third in the world. The event will host Argentina, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan in round-robin play with the winner earning a berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
“Shreveport‐Bossier City is looking forward to showcasing our own unique flavors of Louisiana that we are known worldwide for – food, music, shopping, nightlife, hospitality, casino gaming and of course hosting major sporting events,” said Kelly Wells, executive director of the Shreveport Bossier City Sports Commission, in a news release. “As a proud military community with nearby Barksdale Air Force Base, we have strong patriotism ties and are excited to host the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, along with welcoming the teams, friends and families from Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Argentina as the countries compete for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Aug. 2: Argentina vs. Bulgaria, 3 p.m., USA vs. Kazakhstan, 6 p.m.
- Aug. 3: USA vs. Bulgaria, 5 p.m., Kazakhstan vs. Argentina, 8 p.m.
- Aug. 4: USA vs. Argentina, 1 p.m., Kazakhstan vs. Bulgaria, 4 p.m.
Team USA won silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games, followed by bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Tickets for the event are now on sale, click here for more information.