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FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 Final Round: Press accreditation for Yokohama event open till June 27

Lausanne, June 3, 2008 – The FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 Final Round in Yokohama, Japan, is now open for press accreditation applications.

Media wishing to cover the climax of the World Grand Prix, the annual women’s Volleyball competition featuring the world’s best players, are requested to contact the Japan Volleyball Association Press Accreditation Section no later than Friday, June 27.

The contact email address is

Applicants will be informed by Friday, July 4, on the status of their application. Phone applications are not accepted.

Accredited media are asked to bring a printout copy of their “AD Card Permission Form” and their passport to the press information desk at the Final Round venue before the start of competition.

The Final Round is scheduled to be contested between Japan as organizing country and the best five teams from the Preliminary Rounds in a round-robin format through July 9-13.

The 2008 edition involves 12 National Teams playing a total of 69 matches over four consecutive weekends in 10 cities. The Preliminary Rounds begin the weekend of June 20-22 and end the weekend of July 4-6, with each team playing nine matches over the first three weekends.

The 12 teams are Japan, 2003 winners China, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Poland, six-time winners Brazil, two-time winners Cuba, Dominican Republic and USA, also two-time winners.

The round-robin Preliminary Rounds are set to take place in Kobe, Japan, Ningbo, China and Alassio, Italy, on the first weekend, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam, Wroclaw, Poland, and Hong Kong the second and Bangkok, Thailand, Taipei, Chinese Taipei, and Macau the third.

In 2007, the Netherlands won their first major trophy in FIVB competitions with a perfect record in the Final Round of the World Grand Prix.


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