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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Brasilia Open | Women
  15/04/2012 - 20/04/2012

 
PRESS RELEASE
Brasilia to kick start FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour for third year running

The Brazilian capital is the first of 14 events on the FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour 2012
     
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 26, 2012 – Brasilia will be the starting point for the FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour for the third year in a row from April 16 to 22 after the Brazilian capital was confirmed as the host of the first stage of the 2012 circuit on Thursday.

The city has hosted a men’s event since 2009 and a women’s competition since 2010 with USA’s Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser and home duo Juliana Felisberta da Silva and Lariss França picking up the gold medals at last year’s tournament.

Brazil has staged a FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour event every year since the start of the international circuit for men in 1987 and for women in 1992.

"It's an honour for the Federal capital of Brazil and for the people of Brasilia to host, for the fourth consecutive year, the Brazilian leg of the Swatch World Tour,” Brasilia Governor Agnelo Queiroz said. “This year is special in particular, as it is a trial for the London Olympic Games, and at the same time consolidates Brasilia’s reputation as a capital for sports.”

The 2012 Tour will feature a total of 14 events in 15 countries over a seven-month period, including a record-breaking nine Grand Slam tournaments, increasing from six in 2011.

There will also be eight Open events, six of which will be single-gender competitions.

With total prize money of $7.3 million on offer, the FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour 2012 will include Grand Slams offering $600,000 prize money in Beijing, Moscow, Rome, Stavanger, Gstaad, Klagenfurt, Stare Jablonki as well as Shanghai, which has been upgraded from an Open, event and Berlin which may return to the calendar for the first time since 2008. The latter event will be confirmed in the near future.

FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour 2012 schedule

Date

Event type

Locations

Gender

April 16-22

Open

Brasilia, Brazil

Men/Women

April 24-29

Open

Sanya, China

Women

April 24-29

Open

Myslowice, Poland

Men

April 30-May 6

Grand Slam

Shanghai, China

Men/Women

May 7-13

Grand Slam

Beijing, China

Men/Women

May 22-27

Open

Prague, Czech Republic

Men

June 6-12

Grand Slam

Moscow, Russia

Men/Women

June 12-17

Grand Slam

Rome, Italy

Men/Women

June 25-July 1

Grand Slam

Stavanger, Norway

Men/Women

July 2-8

Grand Slam

Gstaad, Switzerland

Men/Women

July 10-15

Grand Slam

Berlin, Germany

Men/Women

July 16-22

Grand Slam

Klagenfurt, Austria

Men/Women

July 28-August 9

Olympic Games

London, Great Britain

Men/Women

August 13-19

Grand Slam

Stare Jablonki, Poland

Men/Women

August 21-26

Open

Quebec, Canada

Men/Women

August 28-September 2

Open

Aland, Finland

Women

October 2-7

Open

Agadir, Morocco*

Men

October 23-28

Open

Bang Saen, Thailand

Women

*To be confirmed

  
 
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