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Beach volleyball has a prolific calendar

which includes a Major Series, Grand Slam

and Open events, World Championships, the

World Tour Finals and World Continental

Cup as well as other regional events.

FIVB Beach Volleyball

World Tour

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour was first organ-

ised in 1989 with just three participating countries

(Brazil, Japan and Italy) and is now in its 27th sea-

son with approximately 50 participating countries and

more than 1,500 active registered athletes.

Beach

Volleyball

properties

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2015-2016

calendar extends from October 2015 to October 2016.

The Olympic 2016 season includes five FIVBGrand Slams,

the continuation of the FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball

Major Series – which was successfully introduced in

2015 – a special FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball World

Tour season Final and 14 FIVB Opens.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour also sees the

Olympic qualification process continue with all FIVB

World Tour events up until June 13, 2016 counting

towards the Olympic Ranking in order to determine 15

vacancies for each gender, which will take part in the

Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Five Grand Slams, which offer $800,000 in prize money

each, will also take place on the road to the second

World Tour Finals. The innovative and dynamic FIVB

Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series including three

tournaments offering $800,000 each in prize money

will complete the schedule. Fourteen Opens offering

$75,000 in prize money, per gender, also feature in the

build-up to the World Tour Finals.

The FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals,

which will feature the top eight teams per gender based

on a cumulative ranking of points from Grand Slams,

Majors and Opens, will round out the season.

FIVB Beach Volleyball

World Championships

Staged every two years, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World

Championships The Netherlands 2015 featured the

brightest stars from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World

Tour, with 48 teams in each gender taking part.

From June 26-July 5, all eyes were on the Dutch cities

of The Hague, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Rotterdam,

which hosted the tournament across multiple venues

for the first time.

Brazilian pairs occupied five of the six

podium positions at the tournament,

which went down in history for some

remarkable innovations including the

first use of the challenge system.

Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt won the men’s gold,

beating home duo Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan

Varenhorst in the final, with fellow-Brazilians Pedro

Solberg/Evandro Goncalves claiming bronze. It was full

domination by Brazil on the women’s podium, with

Barbara Seixas/Agatha Bednarczuk claiming the gold,

followed by Taiana Lima/Fernanda Alves for silver and

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Maria Antonelli for bronze.