With a new Olympic cycle underway following the most
successful beach volleyball competition last August in the
history of the Olympics at London’s iconic Horse Guards Parade,
the FIVB continues to move forward into a new era of the
sport with the announcement of its 2013 international beach
volleyball calendar.
Staying the course on the reworked direction of the FIVB inspired by its
new President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour,
showcase of the sport worldwide, will feature the 2013 FIVB World
Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland along with a record number
of 11 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam tournaments. The
revamped FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will offer a record $7.45
million in prize money, up from $7.3 million in 2012.
The 11 FIVB World Tour Grand Slams across four of the five FIVB
Confederations in 10 different countries represent an increase from
eight in 2012 and six in 2011 while the beach volleyball season will run
over 10 months for the first time ever.
The 2012 FIVB World Tour champions Jake Gibb and
Sean Rosenthal go their separate ways in 2013
Germany’s Laura Ludwig spikes on the way to a pool victory with Sara Goller
against the Dutch pair of Madelein Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel