Japan’s nuclear crisis may force volleyball’s governing body to move two Olympic-qualifying World Cup events out of the country.
The International Volleyball Federation says it could choose new hosts for the November tournaments for men and women when it meets next month.
FIVB President Wei Jizhong tells The Associated Press “the key problem is the nuclear radiation.”
The FIVB wants to reassure players about Japanese air quality after nuclear power plants were rocked by the devastating earthquake.
Mr. Wei says if Japan is replaced, two new hosts would need “at least five months” to prepare.
Japan has hosted all the quadrennial World Cups since they became Olympic qualifiers in 1991.