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Seoul Women's International Challenger | Women
  30/05/2012 - 3/06/2012


FIVB Challenger set for Seoul outing


2012 will be the sixth year in a row that Seoul will host a FIVB Beach Volleyball event as it prepares to host the FIVB Seoul Challenger from May 30 to June 3.

The city hosted single-gender events on the FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour from 2007-2010 as well as a Challenger tournament last year as the profile of the sport continues to grow at a rapid pace in the country.

Women's pairs from across the world outside the top 32 ranked teams will travel to the country looking to claim top spot on the podium in what has become a regular event on the FIVB beach volleyball calendar.

With over 10 million people living within its city limits, Seoul is one of the most populous cities in the world. However, with an area of only 605 square kilometres, Seoul is one of the most densely populated major cities, like Tokyo and Hong Kong. Seoul's population density has allowed it to become one of the world's most digitally-connected cities. Upon the establishment of the Republic of Korea in 1948, Seoul became the capital and was designated the nation's only Special City.