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Izmir (TUR)

  • Dates: 08 - 11 July 2021
  • Teams: Main Draw of 32 per gender (Qual on 07 July if needed)
  • Airport: Izmir, Adnan Menderes Airport (20 kms, 20 min)

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Turkey's 3rd largest city Izmir has a population of around 4 million, and a history that dates back to 8000 years ago. The city hosts thousands of university students, athletes, educates scientists, artists, business leaders and academics. Izmir, is a rapidly growing city on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey. The city of Izmir has been hosting East and West together throughout history. The ancient city of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary in the Seljuk district are the most important and fundamental historical reflections of this characteristic of the city. The Clock Tower, Konak Square, The Elevator Tower and Historical Bazaar are the places worth seeing in Izmir. There are also very beautiful and touristic beaches. Pamucak Beach in Selçuk, Ilica and Altinkum Beach, Ayayorgi Bay in Çesme are some of those beaches along with Karaburun, Foca, Gümüldür, Seferihisar beaches.

Izmir had already hosted two Beach Volleyball Balkan Championships in past (in 2010 and 2019) and the U18 & U22 European Championships in 2020.

"With huge youth population, Izmir is a very promising city for sports events. We already hosted two big European Championships in 2020 successfully and more organisations will continue with Covid-19 measures strongly applied. We are once more very happy to host another CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship event. We appreciate for the support of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, CEV and Yesiltas Organisation."

Mr. Alper Sedat Aslandas
Turkish Volleyball Federation Vice-President


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CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship is an annual continental championship for players under the age of 20 throughout the calendar year, in which the event is organised. The right of participation among the 32 main draw teams is based on host country quota, the CEV U20 Country Ranking and possible qualification games played on the day before the main draw starts. The championship was launched in 1996.