Since it was first held in 2004, the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship has served as the Confederation’s qualifying event for the Olympic Women’s Football Tournament.
It consists two phases: regional qualifying (in the Caribbean and Central America) and a final tournament.
In 2016, the competition will be contested in Houston and Frisco, Texas, USA, between eight teams from each of CONCACAF’s three zones being represented -- North America (three, including the host nation), Caribbean (three) and Central America (two).
The United States, a four-time Olympic champion, has lifted the trophy after all three previous editions.
In the pair of Olympic Women’s Football Tournament’s held prior to 2004, the United States represented CONCACAF each time based on it finishing among the top eight teams in the FIFA Women’s World Cup held the preceding year.
Year Venue Qualifiers
1996 No tournament United States
2000 No tournament United States
2004 Costa Rica Mexico, *United States
2008 Mexico Canada, *United States
2012 Canada Canada, *United States