2005 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND: WEEK 1
24 - 26 JUNE 2005

Host Organiser: Tokyo, JAPAN          
 
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Teams participating in Group A in Tokyo, JAPAN:
Japan, Korea, Brazil, Poland

Tokyo, Japan's capital city, where the 1st week preliminary round will be staged is the centre of the political and financial life in Japan and has an entire population of over eleven million.

The National Yoyogi Stadium with 12,000 seats was built for the 1964 Olympics and is the only national stadium in Japan.

Entertainment during the 2004 World Grand Prix preliminary round in Kawasaki, Japan.

 

 
 

Host Organiser: Reggio Calabria, ITALY

Teams participating in Group B in Reggio Calabria, ITALY:                                                            Italy, Cuba, Germany, Dominican Republic
    

Reggio Calabria is the extreme south-western region of Italy, washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the lonian. It is an essentially mountainous region, bordered by a wild and beautiful coastline. The region of Reggio Calabria also offers a rich heritage of remains from the Roman Age, such as baths, theaters and bridges.
The region was previously part of the Empire of Byzantium, which influence is still visible in the religious buildings present in the area

left: Palapentimele venue, capacity 7000

              

Host Organiser: Ningbo, CHINA

Teams participating in Group C in Ningbo, CHINA:                                                                    China, USA, Thailand, Netherlands    

The new constructed,especially for Volleyball, Ningbo Beilun Gymnasium in China. Capacity 8'000