WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
INTRODUCTION
Poland earns right to host cream of beach volleyball world
Every year the FIVB BeachVolleyballWorldTour has an extra
edge to it as players jockey for a position in the rankings
ahead of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
This year has been no different.
The competition on the courts for both men and women
is higher than ever. And in the first three tournaments
of the year there were three different winners in both
genders, with a fourth duo taking the World Cup Finals
in Campinas, Brazil. In those four competitions there were
gold medallists from five different countries – Brazil, USA,
China, Latvia and the Netherlands – representing three of
the continental confederations.
Stare Jablonki is a fitting venue for the World
Championships. And since the site in north-east Poland
first hosted an FIVB tournament back in 2004, it has put
the players at the forefront of the experience and ensured
that they take care of their every need.
Off the court, the stands are packed with some of the
most passionate and knowledgeable beach volleyball fans
from around the world. The new centre court for the World
Championships, which has a capacity of 9,000 seats, will
allow even more of those fans to view the action this year
and in years to come.
The World Championships have built up its reputation as
the player’s tournament and the FIVB had no hesitation in
awarding Stare Jablonki the hosting rights to its highest
profile tournament.
In the lead up to the World Championships, teams will
compete with fervour to gain an extra psychological
advantage over their rivals. Then and only then we will see
who can hold their nerve among the world’s best in one of
the highlights of the sporting calendar.
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