So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.
Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.
We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.
My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:
Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!
Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series
Beach volleyball will return to Vienna in 2018! After the huge success of the World Championships last summer, the Austrian capital will welcome the best players from around the globe again for more goosebump moments on the Danube Island. Watch the clip below to see the best bits from one of the world's biggest ever beach volleyball tournaments! Enjoy!Watch now...
In 2017 Vienna welcomed almost 180,000 people to the Danube Island for the World Championships - but in 2018, for the first time, the Austrian capital will host a five-star Major tournament.
Austria is home to some of the most loyal beach volleyball fans, and between July 31st and August 5th, thousands of fanatical spectators will watch 32 of the globe’s greatest teams per gender go head-to-head.
With a rich history in beach volleyball, Austria has proven itself to be one of the most renowed locations to host the sport. Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst won silver on home sand last year - further catapulting Austria into the hearts and minds of the beach volleyball community.
Last season's World Championships showcased the very best the country has to offer and, with one year's experience of hosting the tournament, 2018 promises to be just as exciting.
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Experience the tournament as a VIP and enjoy the days and evenings in a relaxed ambience. The different types of areas and more detailed information can be found in our VIP Folder. Diamond Beach Majors Club Tickets, Beach Majors Club Tickets and Beach Friends Lounge Tickets can be bought in our Online Shop. You can pay with Master Card, Visa Card, AMEX/ American Express, Diners Club, JCB Cards, or via Sofortüberweisung. Click here for further information.
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It won’t just be beach volleyball that will take center stage during the tournament – fans will also be treated to a number of attractions, exhibitions and Beach Party Nights.
Further details of these will be announced in the lead-up to the event.
Get talking about the tournament on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram!
Social media has become a huge part of beach volleyball these days - not a day goes by when a player is tweeting a photograph or being asked to pose for a selfie by fans.
As ever, the Vienna Major will have a big presence on social media and the official hashtag of the event is #ViennaMajor.
Continue to visit this website for further information on all the latest news on the 2018 Vienna Major in the Austrian capital!
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