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FIVB Volleyball Calendar confirmed for 2013

The host city and dates of the FIVB Girls Under 18 World Championship, which was held in Turkey in 2011, have been confirmed as Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand from July 5-14 next year
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 3, 2012 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) confirmed its volleyball calendar for 2013, including the introduction of an inaugural Under 23 World Championships for men and women - on the first day of a two-day Sports Events Council meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday.

The Council, chaired by FIVB executive vice-president Aleksandar Boricic, decided to introduce the Under 23 World Championships in order to provide another opportunity for age-group players to participate in an international tournament with the goal of reducing the gap between age-group and senior level volleyball. The details of the number of teams participating will be discussed on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the 2013 calendar also featured the change of dates of the FIVB Club World Championships, which will move from October to early May with the exact dates and host city still to be confirmed, while the venues and dates of the age-group World Championships were announced as per below.

FIVB Volleyball Events in 2013


Host City(ies)


Club World Championships


Between May 1-15

Women’s Under 20 World Championship

Brno & Prostejov, Czech Republic

June 7-16

World League Intercontinental Round


May 31 - July 13

Boys Under 19 World Championship

Mexicali & Tijuana, Mexico

June 27 - July 7

Girls Under 18 World Championship

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

July 5-14

Women’s U23 World Championship Open


July 12-21

World League Finals


July 16-21

Men’s Under 23 World Championship Open


August 2-11

World Grand Prix Preliminary Round


August 2-18

Men’s Under 21 World Championship

Ankara & Izmir, Turkey

August 22 – September 1

World Grand Prix Finals

Sapporo, Japan

August 28 – September 1

Women’s Grand Champions Cup

Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan

November 12-17

Men’s Grand Champions Cup

Kyoto & Tokyo, Japan

November 19-24

The World League and World Grand Prix Councils had earlier confirmed the format and timings of their competitions in their meetings on Saturday and Sunday respectively. A further meeting will take place from January 31 to February 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland to decide a long-term FIVB calendar from 2014-2022 in an effort to streamline all of the FIVB’s volleyball properties.

Meanwhile, the Sports Events Council confirmed that the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2014 to take place from September 3-21 in the Polish cities of Gdansk, Wroclaw, Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Lodz and Krakow. The dates of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship 2014, which will be held in six out of seven proposed Italian cities - Milan, Verona, Trieste, Modena, Ancona, Rome and Bari - will be announced before the end of the year.
The FIVB Sports Events Council will conclude its two-day meeting in Lausanne on Tuesday.


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