Beach Volleyball - Seoul, Korea, July 4, 2013 – The Seoul Challenger competition is currently underway in South Korea’s capital city with the first match taking place between Haas-Hughes from the USA and Battaglene-Rohkamper from Australia on center court. After playing three sets lasting almost an hour, the American duo took their first win (21-17, 16-21, 15-13).... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, June 21, 2013 - The official web page for the FIVB Beach Volleyball Seoul Challenger is now open.... Read full news
Third year in a row for FIVB Beach Volleyball Seoul Challenger
2013 will be the seventh year in a row that Seoul will host an FIVB Beach Volleyball event as it prepares to host the FIVB Beach Volleyball Seoul Challenger from July 4 to 7.
The city hosted single-gender events on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour from 2007-2010 as well as Challenger tournaments in 2011 and 2012 as the profile of the sport continues to grow at a rapid pace in the country.
Women's pairs from across the world 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.