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Porec Major wins Istria Tourist Board Golden Goat award


The Porec Major took place from June 2-7, 2015

Rovinj, Croatia, December 10, 2015 - The Swatch Beach Volleyball Porec Major has received the Istria Tourist Board Golden Goat award for its outstanding contribution to the marketing activities of the local tourist organisation.

The six-day Porec Major attracted 62,000 spectators and featured a fully packed centre court and some of the most beautiful side courts in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season. The 4,000 seat centre court, outstanding VIP and player areas made the Porec Major an unforgettable experience.

The Porec Major was also one of the biggest sporting events ever held in Croatia in terms of the number of top athletes competing and in terms of the prize money made available to the winners.

Beach Majors Company CEO Hannes Jagerhofer said: "Being honoured with this prize already in the first year showed that the idea of the Swatch Major Series works. I want to thank Porec/Croatia as well as Valer Flego, President of the Istria Tourist Board for their incredible support throughout the year and this outstanding award. We are already working on the Porec Major 2016 and can't wait to be back!"

The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, part of the FIVB World Tour 2016 includes the following events:
Porec Major: June 28-July 3
Gstaad Major: July 5-10
A1 Major Klagenfurt: July 26-31
Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals: October 25-30

Click here for the 2015/2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar.   

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