Official Bulletin N° 5/24 (Fortnightly publication)
march 2013
Edition in english
Full steam ahead!
I am pleased to bring to you the first of
our newsletters for the month of March. A
brand new volleyball season is just around
the corner and the calendars for the World
League and the beach volleyball age group
championships are firming up.
With preparations for the FIVB’s
flagship tournaments underway, we must
also continue to work on enhancing our
transparency, democracy and fairness
towards players to allow volleyball to
become an example for other sports to
Meetings between the FIVB and its
players – like the one held at the begin-
ning of March – help to keep the lines of
communication open to ensure that the
organisation and players are in step with
each other. Off the court, as on, there is a
long term objective to improve our sport,
ensuring sustainability and growth. Tak-
ing the example of the players meetings
both in Switzerland and Brazil, I can't over
emphasise how crucial it is to have input
from all sides to ensure this important goal
is realised.
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, FIVB President
FIVB World League unveils host
city calendar
The host cities for the 2013 FIVB
Volleyball World League Intercontinental
Round are now confirmed.
The opening match will see Finland, who
finished 13
last year, host Egypt (who made
their last World League appearance in 2010)
in a Pool C match at the Helsinki Ice Hall
on May 31. A total of six Pool C matches
will be held from May 31 to June 2 with
Canada hosting the Netherlands in Québec
while Japan will visit Korea in a city still to be
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The World League Intercontinental Round
runs from May 31 to July 14 with the World
League Finals set to take place from July 16
to 21 at a venue still to be determined.
More information on the World League
Intercontinental Round schedule
can be found
for the World League official
Beach Volleyball Age Group Championships’ cities confirmed
The FIVB has announced the host cities
and dates of its 2013 Beach Volleyball
World Championships for the U19, U21
and U23 age groups.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World
Championships will take place in Umag,
Croatia from June 20 to 23 while the FIVB
Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships
will be held for a second consecutive year in
Larnaka, Cyprus from July 11 to 14.
As a major enhancement to the FIVB
beach volleyball calendar, the FIVB Beach
Volleyball U23 World Championships -
which will take place in Myslowice, Poland
from June 6 to 9 - has been added to
provide another opportunity for players to
participate in an international tournament
with the goal of reducing the gap between
age-group and senior level competition.
Each event will have a main draw of 32
teams, comprising six teams per gender
per FIVB Confederation and two teams per
gender for the host country.