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FIVB Volleyball calendar updated

The FIVB Executive Committee approved new dates in October for the FIVB Volleyball Under 23 World Championships which will held for the first time ever in 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 15, 2012 – The FIVB Executive Committee approved the 2013 FIVB volleyball calendar which was proposed by the Sports Events Council and included new dates for some of the age group World Championships.

The major changes sees the Women’s and Men’s Under 23 World Championship Open tournaments, which will be staged by the FIVB for the first time ever in 2013, move from July and August respectively to similar dates in October.

The only other changes sees the dates of the FIVB Club World Championships firm up while the Women's Under 20 World Championship in the Czech Republic and Girls Under 18 World Championship in Thailand move later in the months of June and July respectively.

The confirmed FIVB International Sports Events Calendar for 2013 is as follows:


Host Country


Club World Championships


May 12-19 (previously between May 1-15)

World League Intercontinental Round


May 31 - July 13

Women’s Under 20 World Championship

Czech Republic

June 21-30 (previously June 7-17)

Boys Under 19 World Championship


June 27 - July 7

Girls Under 18 World Championship


July 19-28* (previously July 5-14)

World League Finals


July 16-21

World Grand Prix Preliminary Round


August 2-18

Men’s Under 21 World Championship


August 22 – September 1

World Grand Prix Finals


August 28 – September 1

Women’s Under 23 World Championship Open


October 2-13 (previously July 12-21)

Men’s Under 23 World Championship Open


October 3-14 (previously August 2-11)

Women’s Grand Champions Cup


November 12-17

Men’s Grand Champions Cup


November 19-24

The host cities for the Club World Championships, World League Finals and the two Under 23 World Championship Open events are still to be confirmed.

* The FIVB has asked the Thailand organisers to postpone the date of the Girls' Under 18 World Championship one week later to avoid a clash with other international sporting events. The confirmed dates will be announced once confirmation is received.


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