2017 Preview: Vienna gearing up for Beach Volleyball World Championships


Lausanne, Switzerland, January 7, 2017 – A highlight of the 2017 beach volleyball calendar, the eleventh edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Austria will take place from July 28 to August 6. While Klagenfurt, Austria has hosted 32 FIVB international events, this will be the first FIVB international event held in Vienna, the capital of Austria.With a total of 96 teams (48 in each gender), participants will be competing for a $1 million purse as Austria hosts an FIVB international event for the 19th time for men and 15th time for women.  A total of 208 matches will be played to determine the prestigious title of world champions. At the heart of the event will be the state-of-the-art Centre Court, a spectacular stadium on Donauinsel in Vienna. The Vienna Center Court stadium will be surrounded by the FIVB Beach Village offering public viewing and exhibitions for fans. In the evening, the venue will transform into an event area, which will entertain guests with beach party nights and other evening events as part of the FIVB’s commitment to deliver an innovative and engaging entertainment spectacle as well as a sporting event.Quick links – Beach volleyball:FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2016Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Beach VolleyballFIVB.com – Beach VolleyballFIVB.comLatest VideosFacebookTwitterInstagramMedia GuidesNot first timeIt will not be the first time Austria has hosted the tournament – Klagenfurt staged the 2001 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships – and it promises to be a wonderful and momentous occasion for the sport at the venue to be set up on Donauinsel.First 10Prior to this year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Austria, previous world championships have been held in the United States (Los Angeles, 1997), France (Marseille,1999), Austria (Klagenfurt, 2001), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 2003), Germany (Berlin, 2005), Switzerland (Gstaad, 2005), Norway (Stavanger, 2009), …

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