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13/12/2019 15:09
Snow Volleyball Festival coming to Lausanne in 2020!
News from the FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 13, 2019. The FIVB have announced that the sport of Snow Volleyball will be part of the Lausanne en Jeux! Festival at Place de l’Europe in the heart of the city from January 18-19, 2020.

“Snow Volleyball Festival” will start from 10:00am CET each day and feature Volleyball legends such as indoor Olympic gold medallists Giba and Vladimir Grbic, two-time Olympic silver medallist Elizaveta Bracht-Tishchenko, as well as Beach Volleyball Olympic champion Julius Brink, demonstrating their skills and offering snow volleyball masterclasses. A specialised snow court will be set up, and local schools and volleyball clubs have been invited to take part in Snow Volleyball Festival and will create opportunities for children and families to take part, learning from Olympic gold medallists in the process.

The Lausanne en Jeux! Festival aims to bring the worlds of sport and culture together as an official part of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, through an exciting programme of events, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and shows. Every part of the festival will all be open to the public. The Snow Volleyball Festival has also been included as an official part of World Snow Day, led by the International Skiing Federation (FIS) as an opportunity to invite young people to participate in winter sport. As part of the FIVB’s commitment to sustainable sport, the ice required for the court will be recycled from local ice rinks.