Accreditation opens for FIVB World Grand Prix
Lausanne, Switzerland, June
11, 2014 - The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) is pleased to
announce that the accreditation process for the FIVB Volleyball World Grand
Prix 2014 is now open.
Once logged in to the FIVB
Online Accreditation System, journalists can select the World Grand Prix
tournament and then their choice of countries and venues during the
intercontinental round phase, for which specific accreditation can be
The 28 teams are split into three groups based on world ranking (with the exceptions of Belgium and Cuba, who qualified via continental qualification tournaments, and Australia who participate as part of the Oceania development program).
Group 1 (Pools A to I) features 12 teams including defending champions, London 2012 Olympic winners and world No. 1 Brazil, USA, Japan, China, Russia, Italy, Serbia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Korea, Turkey and Thailand.
Group 2 (Pools J to O) includes eight teams - Poland, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, Argentina, Canada, Cuba and Belgium.
Group 3 (Pools P to S) also includes eight teams - Kenya, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Bulgaria and Australia.
The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 will start on July 25 with Groups 2 and 3 in Intercontinental Round action. Group 1 will begin one week later on August 1.
The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 Finals will take place on August 15 to 17 for Groups 2 and 3 and August 20 to 24 for Group 1.