Men's World Championship 2003
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Beach Volleyball World Championships to be televised in more than 100 countries

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 26, 2003 – The 2003 Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by SWATCH, the flagship tournament on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour will be a television hit by being broadcast in more than 100 countries, the FIVB announced from its Swiss headquarters.

The championships (October 7-19) are to be played on arguably the world’s most famous beach – Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro and will feature the crème de la crème of the sport’s professionals. The matches will reach millions of viewers in all five continents and is the most comprehensive television coverage ever for this event.
 
“The 2003 World Championships are another milestone in Beach Volleyball’s impressive history. We expect a marvellous show from the best players from all over the world as they contest the titles at this fabulous location,” said Angelo Squeo, FIVB’s Beach Volleyball Coordinator.

Through the Pan European broadcaster Eurosport, fans in 54 countries will see more than 20 hours of coverage while a number of major European terrestrial channels will also broadcast the event. In addition, live, delayed, highlights and news footage is to be broadcast in all five continents, while Brazil’s host broadcaster TV Globo will have extensive coverage for their domestic market.

Eurosport executives have expressed enthusiasm for the championship of this sport that has caught the imagination of millions of European fans.

"After a great FIVB World Tour season, it is fantastic to show live on Eurosport the best Beach Volleyball event of the year, especially from Copacabana, one of the most famous beaches in the world," said Arnaud Simon, Eurosport’s Programme Director." It will be the hottest fall season ever on our channel!"

Eurosport TV coverage of the 2003 Beach Volleyball World Championships

Women's championships...
October 9   16.00 - 18.00 CET LIVE
October 10 16.00 - 18.00 CET LIVE
October 11 17.30 - 18.30 CET
October 12 24.30 - 01.15 CET

Men's championships...
October 16 16.00 - 18.00 CET LIVE
                22.00 - 24.00 CET LIVE
                23.00 - 02.00 CET
October 17 16.00 - 19.00 CET LIVE
                18.00 - 18.30 CET
October 18 19.00 - 21.00 CET
October 19 20.00 - 21.00 CET

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