Fruitful meeting for Beach Volleyball Commission
Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2013 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball Commission concluded its annual two day meeting at the headquarters of the International Volleyball Federation on Thursday, having discussed the latest innovations and modifications for international beach volleyball.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball Commission reviewed the very successful World Championships, which were held in Stare Jablonki, Poland earlier this year|
FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° opened the meeting by expressing how important innovation is “for the development of our sport.
"We have two very important properties the World Tour and the Continental Cup and we must grow and promote these as much as possible through innovative and modern means.
“We will need you (the Commission members) more than you think for development since the beach volleyball competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be a huge success.
"With the Continental Cup, we have a very good product in our hands and now, with its second edition starting in 2014, is the moment to capitalise on its growth and popularity.
“We need to provide the opportunity to play, this is our ultimate aim.”
The Beach Volleyball Commission, which is presided by Executive Board Member in charge of Beach Volleyball Vicente Araujo, reviewed the 2013 season including the World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland, the World Cup Final in Campinas, Brazil, the World Tour, which concludes with the Durban Open from December 11 to 15, and the age-group World Championships.
In looking ahead to 2014 and beyond the Commission - which featured members from 14 countries for the meeting plus the Presidents and beach volleyball representatives of the five FIVB Confederations, two player representatives Lauren Fendrick (USA) and Martins Plavins (LAT), technical expert Marco Tullio Teixeira of Brazil plus members of the Refereeing Commission and Rules of the Games Commission - put forward many proposals to the FIVB Executive Committee, which will meet on December 15 whilst also looking ahead to the FIVB beach volleyball season in 2014 and the FIVB’s signature beach volleyball event – the World Championships – which will be held in the Netherlands from June 26 to July 5 in 2015.
The Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, which will feature beach volleyball for the first time, were also discussed with each confederation explaining their qualification system for the quadrennial event, which will take place from August 17 to 28.
The last point on the agenda was the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where the spectacular setting Copacabana beach will host the best beach volleyball players in the world.
The next meeting on the FIVB agenda is the Beach Volleyball World Tour Council, which will take place on Saturday.
Beach Volleyball Commission members
- Early pool winners at the FIVB U19 World Championships
- Big game ahead for France and Argentina in pool C
- Brazil’s Arthur and George Wanderley love the art of beach volleyball
- Women’s field set for round of 16, quarterfinals at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam
- Men’s pool play nets 12 undefeated teams at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam
- Early birthday present for Brazil’s Eduarda at the U19 in Porto
- World Grand Prix 'Match of the week' programme focuses on Turkey-Russia
- 1990: Last World Championship title for the Soviet Union and first for Italy
- Gamova changes her mind, joins Russian national team for World Championship
- José Jardim, a promising player on and off the sand
- Top teams on track on the opening day of the U19 World Championships
- Perfect start for German and Russian girls at the U19 in Porto
- Venezuela takes early pool lead at the U19 World Championships
- Eleven unbeaten teams in women’s main draw at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam
- Eight teams earn men’s main draw spots at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam
- Lucky losers from Lithuania happy with second chance at the U19 in Porto
- Statistical preview: Brazil begin quest for tenth World Grand Prix title
- FIVB Men's World Championship draws near
- Eight qualifiers and six lucky losers into U19 World Championships main draw
- Welsch/Bieneck into U19 main draw with a little help from ‘big sis’ Victoria
- Eight teams advance to women’s main draw at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam
- Australia’s Guehrer and Hunter take first stepping-stone at U19
- Vlado Nikolov returns to the fold for World Championships
- Iconic $800,000 FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam starts in Austria
- “Jenny” Lang Ping: a legendary wanderer between worlds
- World Grand Prix Week 2: Big twelve begin title chase
- Puerto Rico: “Soto-Man” makes experience count
- Talking Stats: FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour—July 29
- Medal winners return to Porto for the U19 World Championships
- Poland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria assume early pool leadership in World Grand Prix
- FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after 11 events
- Elisa Togut looks ahead to Women's World Championship
- Social Timeline: Golden fun in the Long Beach sun
- Social Timeline: New format, same excitement as 2014 Grand Prix begins
- Historic success for Mexico
- USA’s Dalhausser & Rosenthal net third 2014 World Tour gold
- Ross/Walsh Jennings capture women’s gold on home sand
- Back-to-back Larnaka gold for Poland’s Bryl and Kujawiak
- Four European teams keep spotless win-records in World Grand Prix
- Brazil to battle USA Sunday for Long Beach women’s gold
- Men’s Long Beach final between Poland, USA
- U21 World Championships in Larnaka down to last eight
- Collin cites competition
- Kenya stand as sole debutant winner on World Grand Prix opener
- Two USA duos along with Germany, Poland win quarterfinals Friday in Long Beach
- Women’s elite eight ready for quarterfinals and semis in Long Beach
- Top teams thrive at U21 World Championships
- Lima is ready for the World Grand Prix
- Akers applies authentic accentuate
- Africa Queens land in Mexico for FIVB World Grand Prix