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Journalists invited to take to the sand in Stare Jablonki

Stare Jablonki is a regular stop on the World Tour

Stare Jablonki, Poland, April 3, 2013 – The organisers of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 in Stare Jablonki have invited journalists to take part in a three day beach volleyball tournament scheduled for June 21 to 23.

The media competition, held one week before the start of the World Championships, will be an opportunity for journalists to experience first-hand, the facilities and amenities on offer to the beach volleyball players taking part in the ninth edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stare Jablonki from July 1 to 7. The stadium centre court in Stare Jablonki – a small village in the Mazury region of Poland – seats 9,000 spectators along the picturesque shores of Lake Mazury.

Staged every two years, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships feature the brightest stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with 48 teams in each gender taking part. The 2011 edition of the Championships took place in the Italian capital Rome where Brazil gained back its dominance with a gold medal win in both the women’s and men’s competition. The event was broadcast live by 47 stations from around the world and reached 837 million viewers.

Poland has an extensive history of hosting beach volleyball events with the Myslowice Open and the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki having been regular tournaments on the World Tour. It has also hosted the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in Gdansk-Sopot and will host the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 2014.

Journalists who would like to participate in the tournament are encouraged to contact Mr Bartek Soja ( An entry fee of PLN 60 for each participant (Euros 16) will be required during the registration process. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to players in the top three spots of the tournament.

More information on the 2013 Beach Volleyball World Championships can also be found on the

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