2016 Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament

Early this January, Volleyball Canada hosted the 2016 Men's NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament here in Edmonton. Canada (ranked 10th pre-tournament), Cuba (ranked 15th pre-tournament), Puerto Rico (ranked 22th pre-tournament) and Mexico (ranked 24th pre-tournament) were invited to duke it out for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I received the chance to shoot live on court with these great teams and players that I've looked up to for ages. It's hard to watch games through a lens, but I hadn't shot in high shutter since 2014, so it was a great opportunity to take some movement photos again. Despite major attempts, Canada fell short to Cuba in a 0-3  match (15-25, 21-25, 21-25). Shooting beside national team benches had never been an idea of mine, but it sure was fun. Here are some photos I took.

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