Men's Swiss Satellite 2003
Lausanne, 14 - 17 August


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Swiss Life International
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Satellite FIVB Men, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2003

August 15th, 16th and 17th, 2003, at the Vidy-Coubertin beach and Bellerive
The true spirit of Beach Volleyball is captured in this three-day tournament (Click here for timetable), which has been a highlight on the Swiss sporting calendar for the past 13 years as it's reputation of a fun, entertaining and well supported event on the shores of Lake Geneva, increases every year. In a stunning location only minutes from the IOC in Lausanne, the Swiss Life International Beach Volleyball tournament encapsulates the Olympic philosophy - the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles - making it a must-see event for young and old.
 Pic: The 2002 podium : 1st : Baracetti-Conde (ARG), 2nd : Gscheidle-Vesti (SUI), 3rd : Heuscher-Kobel (SUI)

Already local celebrities, including members of the Alingi team, have registered their interest in the tournament by signing up to take part in the two exhibition matches, which are sprinkled among the more "serious" matches. But just because the Vidy-Coubertin beach is nestled between Lake Geneva and the lush green grass of Bellerive, don't be fooled into thinking that this tournament is a walk in the park. 2002 World Tour champions Baracetti and Conde from Argentina conquered all last year and 2003, with prize money of US$17,000 and FIVB ranking points up for grabs, promises to host another star-studded lineup.

Not only is there three action packed days of top class Volleyball but this tournament will also be a crucial stage in the process of teams who are striving for the 2004 Olympics. After a day of qualification the tournament eight teams will join the 22 directly entered teams plus two Wild Cards to complete the 32-team Main Draw.

And you can take part as well. On Saturday August 16, a new Volleyball initiative called Park Volley is open for everyone to enjoy where teams of four play in four different categories - Women aged 17 and under, Women Open, Men or mixed aged 17 and under and Men or mixed Open. The rules are simpler than standard Volleyball and intended for everyone's participation from 9am to 5pm.

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Friday, August 15th
Vidy and Bellerive

Satellite Tournament
Pool Play 1st and 2nd rounds

from 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 16th
Vidy and Bellerive

Pool Play 3rd round
Main draw (16 teams) : single elimination

from 9:00 a.m.

Exhibition game
Members of the Alinghi Team, LHC players

from 7:00 p.m.

Pasta Party

Sunday, August 17th

Semi Finals

from 11:30 a.m.

Exhibition game

2:00 p.m.

Final (Bronze)

3:30 p.m.

Final (Gold)

5:00 p.m.