SWCHs_Header
Friday, 31 October 2014
Back to FIVB's homepage
RSS RSS l Contact l 
SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2011

World Championships | Women
  13/06/2011 - 19/06/2011

 
PRESS RELEASE
smart extends its commitment to beach volleyball as World Championships presenting sponsor

Head of smart marketing Dominik Greuel with FIVB Beach Volleyball Commission president Dr. Ary Graça (left) during Tuesday's press conference for the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships Rome 2011 powered by smart
     
 

Rome, Italy May 31, 2011- Vitality and maximum agility characterize successful beach volleyball players as well as the fancy city car smart. Following almost 10 successful years of supporting international beach volleyball, smart now further extends its commitment by securing the presenting partner rights for the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships 2011 in Rome. smart is proud of its long lasting partnership with professional beach volleyball and is looking forward to enthusiastic moments during this year’s highlight of the beach volleyball season.

"Beach volleyball is a fascinating and captivating sport – a team is able to arrive and depart together in one single, compact and wonderful smart car", says Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart. "In addition, there is one smart of every 43 inhabitants in Rome. This makes the Italian capital one of the biggest smart Metropolitan Areas in the world. Against this background, we gladly partnered with the International Volleyball Federation FIVB for the 2011 World Championships."

"We're really pleased to have won the Daimler Group as a cooperation partner. smart's sponsorship of the event in the Italian capital underlines the importance of beach volleyball in the marketing activities of the lifestyle car brand", says Jizhong Wei, FIVB President. "In Rome we'll experience many innovative elements in the promotion and implementation of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships 2011 powered by smart. The focus will continue to be on the athletes and we will underline this approach with an innovative campaign, the likes of which volleyball and beach volleyball have never seen before."

At the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships Rome 2011 powered by smart the world's best 96 women's and men's teams will battle for the title of World Champion, prize money totalling US$ 1,000,000 and for valuable points to qualify for participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. From 13th – 19th June 2011 the beach volleyball matches will take place at Foro Italico in Rome, one of the largest and most prestigious event sites. More than 100,000 spectators and visitors are expected at the matches and the extensive supporting programme. The matches will also be broadcast on TV in more than 150 countries.

Of course, smart will also be on site during the World Championships. Spectators will have an opportunity to take test drives and enjoy an attractive side event programme together with lots of product-specific interaction at Foro Italico. In addition, smart branding on LED boards and other competition material will indicate the intensive support for the event.

Further information from smart is available on the internet:
www.media.daimler.com 
www.smart.com

  
 
More press releases
22/06/2011 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour (Leaders through June 19)
22/06/2011 Pottharst predicts even more from Juliana and Larissa
19/06/2011 FIVB President hails improvement in competitive level of World C'ships
19/06/2011 Brazil’s Juliana/Larissa defeat USA’s May-Treanor/Walsh at Foro Italico for gold at 2011 FIVB Beach Volley Swatch World Championships in Rome
19/06/2011 Larissa and Juliana stay positive to the finish and end wait for World Championship gold at Rome 2011
19/06/2011 Chinese pair hoping to use World Championships bronze as springboard to further beach volleyball success
19/06/2011 Dr. Graca confident performances of Latvia and Czech Republic at the World Championships will boost the development of beach volleyball
18/06/2011 Larissa and Juliana standing in the way of May-Treanor and Walsh’s dream comeback
18/06/2011 Brazil’s Juliana/Larissa and USA’s May-Treanor/Walsh to meet for gold at 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships in Rome
18/06/2011 No end to the fairytale yet as May-Treanor and Walsh reach women’s final
18/06/2011 Juliana and Larissa still on course for first ever world title, at Rome 2011
18/06/2011 Referee Agnieszka Myszkowska making her mark during the World Championships
18/06/2011 Semifinal stages set to test the resolve of hardened competitors at Rome 2011
17/06/2011 Brazil, China, Czech Republic and USA all earn women’s semifinal spots at 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships
17/06/2011 May-Treanor and Walsh return gathers pace with quarterfinal win over defending champions Kessy and Ross
17/06/2011 Xue and Zhang keep a hold of their emotions to reach women’s semifinals at Rome 2011
17/06/2011 Salgado sisters out to halt the progress of number one seeds Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca in all-Brazilian matchup.
16/06/2011 16 women’s teams still pursuing Roman gold at 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships
16/06/2011 Italy’s Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti counting on home support to take them further in the World Championships
16/06/2011 Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Hanson learn from the best to roll into the World Championships last 16
16/06/2011 Women’s first elimination round dominates the action on day four in Rome’s Foro Italico
15/06/2011 Inspiring Roman pool play finalizes women’s 32 teams for single-elimination field
15/06/2011 Johns confident London Olympics will boost beach volleyball in U.K.
15/06/2011 Walsh and May-Treanor getting back into the old routine in bid for fourth world title.
15/06/2011 Tops seeds Juliana and Larissa keeping minds focused on the task ahead at World Championships
15/06/2011 Three-time champions May-Treanor and Walsh aiming to finish their pool unbeaten at Rome 2011
14/06/2011 Tuesday’s Women’s pool play in Rome features classic matches
14/06/2011 Schwaiger sisters hoping family values take them far at Rome 2011
14/06/2011 Kessy and Ross start their title defence in winning style at Rome 2011
14/06/2011 The Youth Village returns to Foro Italico for the FIVB Swatch World Championships Rome 2011
14/06/2011 Champions set to defend titles at Rome 2011
13/06/2011 Rome’s Foro Italico welcomes world’s best women’s teams
13/06/2011 Email sends Mauritian pair on way to Rome 2011 dream
13/06/2011 Van Iersel aiming to stay below the radar at Rome 2011
13/06/2011 Cook still setting the alarm in pursuit of London Olympic dream
13/06/2011 Candelas happy to take junior partner role at FIVB Swatch World Championships
12/06/2011 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Leaders through June 11
12/06/2011 Road to Rome complete for 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships
11/06/2011 FIVB Swatch World Champs playing schedule confirmed
31/05/2011 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships powered by smart – Notes
31/05/2011 smart extends its commitment to beach volleyball as World Championships presenting sponsor
31/05/2011 Exciting match-ups as pools confirmed for Rome
26/05/2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships powered by Smart entry list unveiled
16/05/2011 Former champs lead outstanding women's field to 2011 FIVB Swatch World Championships
23/02/2011 Date change for Beach Volleyball World Championships
27/01/2011 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour calendar finalised