Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21, 2013 – Defending world champion Emanuel Rego has sent out the message to his rivals that even at the age of 40 he is as determined as ever to be a force on the beach volleyball court this year. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Stare Jablonki, Poland, April 3, 2013 – The organisers of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 in Stare Jablonki have invited journalists to take part in a three day beach volleyball tournament scheduled for June 21 to 23.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2013 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) is pleased to announce the confirmation of the competition structure for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 which will be held in Stare Jablonki, Poland from July 1 to 7. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Warsaw, Poland, March 13, 2013 – The official countdown to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013, which will take place in Stare Jablonki, Poland from July 1 to 7, got underway on Wednesday following the official launch press conference at the Hotel Intercontinental in Warsaw. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, March 5, 2013 – Piotr Gruszka, former captain of the Poland men’s national team has been named Ambassador for the Beach Volleyball World Championship that will be held in Stare Jablonki in the province of Mazury, from 1 to 7 July. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Stare Jablonki, Poland, 4 February, 2013 – With 150 days until the start of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships tournament organisers are starting to build the excitement. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Warsaw, Poland, January 10, 2013 – London Olympians Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel have started training with an eye on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, which will with take place from July 1-7 on their home soil in Stare Jablonki, Poland. Starting on January 7, Fijalek and Prudel began training with their coach Martin Olejnak in... Read full news
Get set for a beach of a time in 2013!
From July 1 to 7 this year, Stare Jablonki – a small village in the Mazury region of Poland – will host the ninth edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
Stare Jablonki’s stadium centre court seats 9,000 spectators along the picturesque shores of Lake Mazury.
Staged every two years, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships feature the brightest stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with 48 teams in each gender taking part. The 2011 edition of the Championships took place in the Italian capital Rome where Brazil gained back its dominance with a gold medal win in both the women’s and men’s competition. Larissa França and Juliana Felisberta da Silva captured gold in the women’s final while Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego took home the men’s title. It was the first time that Larissa and Juliana were gold medallists at a World Championship having won silver twice and bronze once in previous editions. Olympic champions Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh knocked out defending world champions Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the quarterfinals before defeating Chinese duo Chen Xue and Xi Zhang to reach the final. The Chinese pair eventually won bronze. It was an all-Brazilian affair in the men’s finals with Emanuel and Alison beating compatriots Ricardo and Marcio Araujo to win their first major title as a team. Germans Brink and Reckermann finished with a bronze medal after beating Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins.
Poland has an extensive history of hosting beach volleyball events with the Myslowice Open and the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki having been regular tournaments on the World Tour. It has also hosted the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in Gdansk-Sopot and will host the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 2014.