An Olympic tournament is coming to London.

A two-day volleyball qualification tournament will be held in Waltham Forest over the weekend of May 25 to 26.

The venue will be the Sports Centre at 1 Pavilion Walk in Leyton.

The Leyton site will be one of eight hosts across Europe during May and June to hold a qualifying tournament this year.

Crowds are expected to flock to watch the games.

The draw to decide the composition of the pools for the first stage of the European Volleyball Federation Continental Cup was made on February 4.

This event will double up as a preliminary qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games being held in Japan from July 24 to August 9.

Eight pools will be played across Europe through May and June, with the second being held in Leyton.

The competition is being staged jointly by SideOut in Leyton, now named the Feel Good Too sports centre, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Participants will include eight men's and women's pairs each with two teams from each country.

Only the winners and runners up will secure a place in the second round, so competition is expected to be stiff for the London match.

A spokesman for the London Volleyball Association said: "We'll want to be there. Ticketing details have not yet been decided so stay tuned. As soon as the organisers have reached a decision, the association will announce the arrangements.

"We look forward to volleyball crowds in East London as enthusiastic as those watching in 2012 and they will see the actual sand used on Horse Guards Parade as it was transported there after the courts were dismantled. Volleyball and London once again demonstrating that Olympic Legacy is possible."