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21/06/2019 23:00
CEV President announces Estonia as EuroVolley 2021 Men co-hosts
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Tallinn, Estonia, June 21, 2019. Shortly before the start of the European Golden League semi-final matchup between Estonia and Turkey, CEV President Aleksandar Boričić delivered a short speech at Saku Suurhall and an announcement that obviously sparked a wave of enthusiasm among the 2,500 fans in attendance in Tallinn. Estonia will be one of the four countries due to co-host the 2021 edition of CEV EuroVolley Men! The announcement follows a series of high-profile meetings that the CEV President is currently having in the Estonian capital with national authorities.

“We are bringing together Estonia, Czech Republic and possibly Finland and Germany as the hosts of EuroVolley 2021 Men, while we have already confirmed Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria for the women’s competition. Our wish and goal is to bring elite Volleyball to the whole of Europe,” the CEV President said. “Estonia have had one of the most active and dynamic national federations for a number of years already and after Finland, they are those taking the largest number of fans abroad. This means that with the help of local supporters and those coming from afar we can have a truly successful event here.”


CEV President Aleksandar Boričić making the announcement that Estonia will be one of four countries co-hosting the 2021 edition of CEV EuroVolley Men.

“Yesterday and today, together with my colleagues I had several meetings with Estonian authorities. We checked the competition halls and both options proposed are very nice,” he continued. “The most important for us was a meeting with the Estonian Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, because he was very happy to get the opportunity to organise a European Championship in his country. He promised his full support for the Estonian Volleyball Federation and we now wait for an official letter from the government, so that we can confirm the host countries of EuroVolley 2021, including Estonia, before all 56 National Federations at the next CEV General Assembly due to take place in late September in Paris.”

Mr Hanno Pevkur, CEV Vice-President and President of the Estonian Volleyball Federation, was obviously delighted with the news: “It was our big dream, and we have been dreaming about this for many years. It was a long journey for us, as the negotiations with the CEV took a few years and we know that we join a group of great countries to deliver this event. I am happy that we can organise the first ‘senior’ European Championship in any team sport in Estonia, which means that this will represent a truly historic moment not only for our Volleyball Federation but for Estonia as a country as well. I am sure that we will be successful. We have two possible venues, and one of them is Saku Suurhall, which is now hosting the Golden League Finals. We are ready to give Europe the best European Championship we can possibly deliver.”


The CEV President portrayed together with the President of the Estonian Volleyball Federation, Mr Hanno Pevkur.

“Despite the mid-summer celebrations and a public holiday on Monday, we had today more than 2,000 enthusiastic fans,” Mr Pevkur continued. “I am sure that when we will have the European Championship here, the crowd will be amazing. Our fans proved how supportively they can cheer our team already two years ago in Gdansk, where we had more than 2,500 supporters with us. We have already sold more than 1,200 tickets for this year’s EuroVolley games in the Netherlands to our own supporters, so I am sure that all Estonian fans who support Volleyball and the team will be with us come EuroVolley 2021.”

Picture above: from left to right, CEV Vice President and Estonian Volleyball Federation President Hanno Pevkur, CEV President Aleksandar Boričić, Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, CEV Vice President Ms Margaret Ann Fleming MBE, and CEV Board of Administration member Zdeslav Barac.


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