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  Lausanne  2005  Satellite
11.08.2005 -  14.08.2005

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Women's 2005 Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland is looking forward to hosting the 16th International Beach Volleyball FIVB Satellite Tournament from August 10th to August 14th, 2005.  Apart from its traditional Men's Satellite, Lausanne is pleased to organize, for the second time, a Women Satellite Tournament.

International Beach Volley Tournament 2005 - Apart from the FIVB Women and Men's Satellite tournament, a popular 4x4 volleyball tournament on grass "Park Volley" and an Exhibition game will take place at the same time. The combination of these events, which admission is free for the public, will last for 5 days as follows:

Women's FIVB Satellite Tournament
From Wednesday, Aug 10th to Saturday Aug. 13th at Vidy-Coubertin (main court)
Men's FIVB Satellite Tournament
From Thursday, Aug 11th to Sunday Aug. 14th at Bellerive and Vidy-Coubertin (main court)
Park Volley (4 x 4)
This popular tournament will offer the possibility for everyone to play beach volleyball between friends and family. Registration (for free) is at or on-site (if spots are still available). It will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13th on the field "des Archers" close to the main court.  Date of substitution: Sunday, Aug 14th
Exhibition game
The aim of this event is to support a non-profit organization. In 2005 it was named by the United Nations Associations International Year for Sport and Physical Education and therefore it has been decided to support the young Swiss athletes through the Swiss Helping Foundation Well-known personalities from sports and politics will be invited to participate. The exhibition will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14th at Vidy-Coubertin (main court) between the men's semi finals and final.

Past Lausanne Men's Medal Winners (1998-2004)





1998 Jan Ferreira/Fred Souza, Brazil  Luizao Correa/Dennys Paredes, Brazil   Morgan Chapman/Greg Ryan, USA


Stefan Kobel/Martin Walser, Switzerland  

Markus Egger/Bernhard Vesti, Switzerland  

Albert Hannemann/Nick Hannemann, American Samoa


Patrick Heuscher/Kobel, Switzerland  

Egger/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland  

Marcel Gscheidle/Martin Tschudi, Switzerland


Klepper Feitosa/Murilo Toscano, Brazil  

Heuscher/Kobel, Switzerland  

Egger/Heyer, Switzerland


Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, Argentina  

Gscheidle/Vesti, Switzerland  

Heuscher/Kobel, Switzerland


Heuscher/Kobel, Switzerland  

Riccardo Fenili/Fabio Galli, Italy  

Egger/Heyer, Switzerland


Pedro Cunha/Fred, Brazil  

Philip Gabathuler/David Wenger, Switzerland  

Pedro Brazao/Marcello Duarte, Brazil

Lausanne, Olympic Capital - Lausanne is Switzerland’s fifth biggest city and is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, the largest lake in central Europe, in an exceptional setting, facing the Alps and in a timeless natural scenery. I t offers all the services of a tertiary capital - big companies and especially a vast selection of hotels of all categories with a total capacity of over 5'000 beds lausanne-tourisme/accomodations This small European metropolis was needed to host the headquarters of the Olympic Movement. Apart from the head office of the IOC, there is also the famous Olympic Museum, as well as the head office of 17 international sporting federations, including the FIVB.

Easy access - Lausanne is situated 60 kilometres from Geneva (30-40 min. by highway or by train) and 230 kilometres from Zurich (2h45 by highway or by train).  Flight connections : all European and Intercontinental destinations are served from the airports of Geneva Geneva - Cointrin International Airport and Zurich Zurich - Kloten Intercontinental Airport on a daily basis. There is a 30 minute flight linking both airports more than 10 times a day. Rail links: the Swiss railway network is well known for its efficiency. Lausanne international railway station is located on the main East - West Swiss railway line and on the high-speed line:  Road links: all the major Swiss cities can easily be reached from the Canton of Vaud (A1/E25 and A9/E27 motorways). Lausanne is situated on a highway junction allowing you to easily reach all countries of Western Europe.

A city with a mild climate - Average annual temperature 14° C / 57° F, Average temperature in summer 24° C / 75°F

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