World Championships World Tour U23 World Championships U21 World Championships U19 World Championships U17 World Championships Youth Olympic Games Continental Cup Tokyo 2020 Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament Challengers and Satellites Exhibitions/Country v. Country Archives
Global World Championship World Tour Finals World Tour 5-Star events World Tour 4-Star events World Tour 3-Star events World Tour 2-Star events World Tour 1-Star events Continental Tours National Tours
FIVB World Ranking    - Men    - Women Entry Rankings    Teams - Men    Teams - Women    Players - Men    Players - Women Provisional Olympic Ranking    - Men    - Women
Beach Volleyball historyFIVB official Rules of the GamePicture of the Game reportGlossary
BVB InfoPersonal Plus - DancersBeach Volleyball Training Centres
 Sports Regulations Sport Regulations Changes Handbook Handbook 2019 2018 FIVB Challenge System Regulations Handbook 2019 (Age Group WCHS) Media Guide 2017 E-Book How to promote a beach volleyball event - Guidelines FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships 2019
2020 Olympic Qualification System
2020 Olympic Qualification System 2020 Qualification Tables
Contact l RSS RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube l Login

Nicolai and Lupo enjoying Florida delights

Lupo (left) and Nicolai are next in action at the Doha 4-Star
Rome, Italy, February 28, 2020 – Olympic silver medallists Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo have been enjoying the warmth of Florida and the chance to train alongside two of their rivals in the coming season. 

The Italian pair have been training and spending time off the court with USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena at Daytona Beach as they prepare for the resumption of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. 

Nicolai and Lupo lost to Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games gold medal match, and they are on course for a place at Tokyo 2020. 

In September 2019 the pair ensured that Italy would have one pair at the event that will take place in Shiokaze Park and run from July 25 to August 8 by winning the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament.
There is also the chance of qualifying if they break into the top 15 by the end of the Rome 5-Star tournament on June 14. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are allowed two teams per gender and the top 15 on June 14 will qualify for Tokyo 2020. 

Nicolai and Lupo are next in action at the 4-Star Katara Open in Doha from March 8-13, where they will try to improve on their best result in 2019 which was a fourth-place finish at the Gstaad 5-Star. 

In Doha they are seeded fifth, while their Stateside hosts Dalhausser and Lucena are seeded fourth. 

Read more: Grimalt and Grimalt to return to defend Doha title

More volleyball from Italy:
Lube Civitanova in dreamland with Coppa Italia victory
Colaci has new deal, but no new trophy
Leal and Simon celebrate new deals in style
Giani hails perfect 10 as Modena keep up the chase
Menegatti not taking Tokyo 2020 qualification for granted
Mazzanti ready for fight in Tokyo 2020 pool
Christenson keeps Modena in the hunt for Italian title
Blengini taking nothing for granted after Olympic pool draw
Carambula in World Tour form on Copacabana
Atanasijevic celebrates new contract in style
Egonu in top form as Conegliano add another trophy to their collection
Does Hancock hold the aces for USA at Tokyo 2020?
Piccinini is back!

Quick links:
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour - Doha - Beach volleyball

Download highresolution

| More


Other FIVB news