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05/08/2019 11:00
Upcoming major events herald new era for European Volleyball
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Luxembourg, August 5, 2019. It is an incredibly exciting time for Europe’s Volleyball family with three major competitions coming up soon to take the sport to unprecedented levels in terms of event experience and fan engagement. EuroBeachVolley starts today in Moscow, Russia before EuroVolley follows suit in late August and September with as many as eight countries hosting the continental showpiece event.

“We will witness Volleyball history in the making,” proudly says CEV President Aleksandar Boričić. “By working closely with the respective host countries, the CEV will deliver three major events that will grow the value and popularity of European Volleyball like never before. This way, we will capitalise on the huge success of the historic CEV Champions League Volley Super Finals held this past May in Berlin, which was a tremendous Volleyball party and a terrific experience for all involved.”

The fresh, innovative logos designed to promote the revolutionary EuroVolley 2019.

These events disclose a number of precious opportunities for all stakeholders: “It is the first time in history that as many as eight countries are playing host to EuroVolley,” the CEV President continues, “and that 24 teams enter the tournament in each gender – thus accounting for a total of 48 teams, representing 28 National Federations. Moreover, I would like to congratulate the teams of Montenegro and North Macedonia for making their historic debut in the men’s competition – while Austria’s men and Switzerland’s women have qualified for the first time as well, as they previously did so only when hosting the European Championship. The same applies to the women’s teams of Estonia and Portugal – who will celebrate their maiden EuroVolley appearance too. These teams and their National Federations deserve our praise and congratulations.”

“The concept and format of the event allow us to provide an unprecedented number of National Federations with the opportunity to host a major event and / or to compete at the highest level. Moreover, two major cities like Ankara and Paris and their respective iconic arenas will provide the ideal setting to crown the new queens and kings of European Volleyball. I encourage as many people as possible to join this ‘Volleyball mania’ and enjoy an experience they will never forget!”

However, before time comes for EuroVolley, the Beach Volleyball continental crown will be at stake in Moscow: “The top 32 teams per gender, representing 20 countries in total, are due to compete this week in Moscow. The Russian capital will be the ideal stage for our stars to shine even brighter, especially after our men’s teams monopolised the podium at the World Championships earlier this summer,” the CEV President stresses.  

These three major events represent a real milestone in European Volleyball history and they do so in many ways. “There is a total purse of 1.7 million € at stake across EuroBeachVolley and EuroVolley, and what is most important is that gender equality is not a slogan. It is reality in our Volleyball family! The men’s and women’s competitions follow the same format, feature the same number of teams, there is the same prize money at stake and the same investment from the side of the CEV,” Mr Boričić emphasises. “These are also the first such major events, after the Champions League Super Finals, we make available on our very own OTT platform, EuroVolleyTV. With fan engagement and the overall event experience taken to the next level, the coming weeks promise to entertain millions of fans across Europe and overseas as well.”

The CEV President together with representatives of the eight countries due to host EuroVolley later this summer.

“What makes me especially proud is that the delivery of these events unites the whole of our Volleyball family like members of one team,” the CEV President concludes. “I share the same sense of anticipation and excitement with all 56 National Federations and I am confident that the success of these events will lay the foundations for our sport to continue the exciting transformational journey we have started a couple of years ago with so much enthusiasm. I cannot wait to see where this journey is going to take us!”  

For further information and tickets, visit the official event websites and

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