Official Bulletin N° 4/24 (Fortnightly publication)
february 2013
Edition in english
Let’s get started!
The calendars for beach volleyball and
volleyball are out. And I am excited to see
what our sport has on offer in the 2013
season especially with changes to the
format of the age-specific championships,
the World Grand Prix, the Beach Volleyball
World Tour and the inclusion of the Under
In order to keep track of all the action,
each competition will have a dedicated page
on On these pages, fans will find
information on the event and its host cities
as well as the participating teams.
In this edition of the
World Volley News
we have the pleasure of introducing to
you blog posts from key players in the
volleyball and beach volleyball world. As the
season progresses I look forward to hearing
more views and ideas from our different
stakeholders. Such interaction and exchange
is necessary to help volleyball and beach
volleyball grow from the bottom-up and to
provide informed decision-making at the
highest levels of our sport.
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, FIVB President
New event concept highlights
best beach volleyball year yet
The International Volleyball Federation
has reshaped the global calendar for
beach volleyball by focusing on the
biennial FIVB World Championships and
Grand Slam events.
The 11 FIVB World Tour Grand Slams
across four of the five FIVB Confederations in
different countries represent an increase
from eight from 2012 and six from 2011
while the beach volleyball season will run
over 10 months for the first time ever.
To provide the chance to up and coming
players there have been also scheduled eight
FIVB Beach Volleyball Open competitions
in the current 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball
calendar, made up of five mixed-gender and
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three women-only tournaments, ensuring all
five Confederations will host an FIVB event
in 2013.
Following a very successful year in 2012,
the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Council
sought a new vision for 2013 and beyond
in order to capitalise on the tremendous
momentum of the past 12 to 24 months,”
World Tour Council President and FIVB Board
of Administration member Vicente Araujo
Stare Jablonki has been rewarded for
hosting one of the most popular stops on the
World Tour by being given the responsibility
of organising the FIVB Beach Volleyball
World Championships.
FIVB Refereeing courses
Online accreditation now open
The FIVB has scheduled five refereeing
courses for 2013 with more likely to be
added at a later date.
The FIVB refereeing courses are aimed at
keeping officials up-to-date with the rules
of volleyball and beach volleyball and also
to improve their skills.
The first course for beach volleyball will
be held in Sudan from June 1 to June 6.
The volleyball refereeing courses will
take place in Congo from July 12 to 21 and
Serbia from July 29 to August 4.
The accreditation process for the 2013
FIVB age group volleyball and beach
volleyball World Tour events has opened.
All World Tour tournaments including
the FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland
from July 1 to 7 are available for media to
request accreditation as well as the FIVB
Beach Volleyball Opens. The key volleyball
events include the Girls' U18 World
Championship in Thailand, the Boys'
U19 in Mexico, the Women's U20 World
Championship in the Czech Republic and
the Men's U21 World Championship in
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