2019-01-25 10:45:00 CET

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Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Bruno Schmidt and Pedro Solberg won the latest event of the Brazilian Tour (Photocredit: CBV)Bruno Schmidt and Pedro Solberg won the latest event of the Brazilian Tour (Photocredit: CBV)

Hello, beach volleyball fans! The first month of the year is almost behind us and that means the most exciting part of the season is one step closer! National tours are our focus this week, with Brazilians resuming competition and Swiss knowing what their calendar will look like for the summer months. Also, the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been confirmed.

Spare five precious minutes and know everything you need about our sport!

Brazilian Tour continues in São Luis

After a break for the holidays, the 2018-2019 Brazilian Tour continues this week in São Luis, the capital of the Maranhão state, in the northeast of the country. All top Brazilian teams are set to compete in the event, the fourth of the season, including the national ranking leaders Bárbara Seixas/Fernanda Berti and Eduardo Davi/Adrielson Silva.

Alison Cerutti and his partner Andre Loyola are contending for the title in São Luis (Photocredit: CBV)Alison Cerutti and his partner Andre Loyola are contending for the title in São Luis (Photocredit: CBV)

Swiss Tour calendar is out

One of the stronger national events on the planet, the Swiss Tour has released its 2019 calendar, which has a total of seven tournaments between May and August, during summer time in Europe. The season starts in Geneva and ends in Bern after stops in Locarno, Olten, Zürich, Basel and Rorschach.

Bern will host the final stop of the 2019 Swiss Tour (Photocredit: Coop Beach Tour)Bern will host the final stop of the 2019 Swiss Tour (Photocredit: Coop Beach Tour)

Test event for Tokyo 2020 confirmed

The FIVB and the Organizing Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics confirmed that the four-star World Tour tournament that will be held in the Japanese capital from July 24-28 will be the sport’s test event for the Olympics. The competition will be played at the Shiokaze Park, which will host the Olympic tournament one year later.

Tokyo will host the beach volleyball elite one year before the Olympics (Photocredit: FIVB)Tokyo will host the beach volleyball elite one year before the Olympics (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: Sam Pedlow, a man of many skills

Canadian blocker Sam Pedlow is back on our social media section for one of those training plays we could not afford not watching. Thanks, Sam! And well done!

- Foot volley - . Sometimes you end up in the right place at the right time to make a little cover, to transition, set magic! Excellent week of training under our belts and looking forwards to more . . . . #voli #volimania #voliindo #volleyball #beachin #volleyphoto #volleyballphoto #beachvolleyball #beachvolley #roadtotokyo #volleyball #volleyballislife #volleyballteam #volleyballgame #volleyballlove #motivationdaily #fitnessmodel #canadafitness #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #torontofitness #sponsoredathlete #athletemotivation #avacadolove #odbojka #bolavoli #avpstrong #volleylife #pallavolo

2,086 Likes, 80 Comments - Sam Pedlow | 🇨🇦 Pro Athlete (@pedlowsamuel) on Instagram: "- Foot volley - . Sometimes you end up in the right place at the right time to make a little cover,..."

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