Official Bulletin N° 8/24 (Fortnightly publication)
Edition in english
Fuzhou - an excellent
start to the beach season!
After almost a week of non-stop sporting
action, the Fuzhou Open has paved
the way for an exciting beach volleyball
season. New contenders have emerged
and it will be interesting to see their
growth and improvement on the circuit
over the coming months.
If you missed any of the action, highlights
of the Fuzhou Open are now available
on FIVB.org. Our fans can also keep
up with the upcoming events, as they
unfold, through our Twitter and Facebook
platforms. We are working hard to keep
our promise of bringing our supporters
closer to the volleyball and beach volleyball
action with all the on-court and behind-
All eyes are now on the Shanghai Grand
Slam – the start of the FIVB World Tour. If
Fuzhou is anything to go by, we are in for
some great beach volleyball!
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, FIVB President
FIVB Volleyball World Champs
Details of the 2014 FIVB Women’s and
Men’s World Championships to be
held in Italy and Poland respectively,
were unveiled at events in Milan and
Rome, Trieste, Bari, Verona, Milan
and Modena were confirmed as host
cities of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World
Championship in Italy. The
were also announced at a
determine the 23 countries joining the
hosts at the Championship has been
At an event held at Warsaw’s National
Katowice, Lodz, Krakow and Wroclaw
were announced as the host cities of the
Men’s World Championship in Poland. The
unveiled at this time. Each confederation
has confirmed their
for the World Championship next year.
Switzerland and Brazil to host
FIVB Club World Championships
World Grand Prix preliminary
round host cities confirmed
Switzerland and Brazil were confirmed
as hosts of the FIVB Women’s and Men’s
Club World Championship tournaments
respectively, for the next three years.
It will be the second time the FIVB Club
World Championships will be held in two
different cities. Zurich will host an FIVB
volleyball event for the first time from
October 8 to 13, 2013.
The host city in Brazil for the men’s
competition as well as the composition of
the competition will be confirmed at a later
date. The men’s competition is scheduled
from October 15 to 20 this year. The FIVB
Club World Championships will be held in
the month of May in 2014 and 2015.
The host cities for the FIVB Volleyball
World Grand Prix 2013 Preliminary Round
were confirmed following the verification
that Pool A will be held in Campinas, Brazil
during Week One.
This year the World Grand Prix will include
an unprecedented 20 teams (a total of 16
teams featured in the 2012 edition) with
the Finals returning to Sapporo in Japan for
the first time since 2009.