On the women’s side, Canada was drawn into Group A alongside Olympic champion USA and silver medalist Spain. The remainder of group A is formed by Japan, South Africa, and Greece.
On the men’s side, Canada will initially also compete in group A, along with Russia, Slovakia, France, Hungary and Romania.
Teams will have to finish in the top four in either the men’s competition (held in Trieste, Italy from April 3-10) or the women’s event (March 21-28 in Gouda, Netherlands) to earn their ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio!
2016 Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament Draw
Group A: USA, ESP, JPN, RSA, CAN, GRE
Group B: FRA, ITA, NZL, RUS, CUB, NED
2016 Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament Draw
Group A: Russia, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Romania, Canada
Group B: Italy, South Africa, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Kazakhstan