Lausanne, Switzerland is looking forward to hosting the 16th
International Beach Volleyball
Satellite Tournament from August
10th to August 14th, 2005. Apart
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
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
everyone to play beach
volleyball between friends and
family. Registration (for free) is
www.beachvolleylausanne.ch 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.
of substitution: Sunday, Aug 14th
The aim of this event is to support a non-profit
by the United Nations
Associations International Year for Sport and Physical Education
it has been
decided to support the young
Swiss athletes through the Swiss Helping Foundation
www.aidesportive.ch. 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
Correa/Dennys Paredes, Brazil
Chapman/Greg Ryan, USA
Egger/Bernhard Vesti, Switzerland
Hannemann, American Samoa
Gscheidle/Martin Tschudi, Switzerland
Feitosa/Murilo Toscano, Brazil
Fenili/Fabio Galli, Italy
Gabathuler/David Wenger, Switzerland
Lausanne, Olympic Capital
is Switzerland’s fifth
biggest city and
is situated on the banks of Lake
Geneva, the largest lake
in central Europe, in an
facing the Alps and
timeless natural scenery.
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
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
including the FIVB.
Easy access -
Lausanne is situated 60 kilometres from Geneva (30-40 min. by
or by train) and 230 kilometres
from Zurich (2h45 by highway
Flight connections : all
European and Intercontinental destinations are served from the airports of
Geneva - Cointrin International Airport
Zurich - Kloten Intercontinental Airport
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
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
www.beachvolleylausanne.ch, Tourist information: