Dear Beach Volleyball Community

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

2019-02-13 19:31:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Bruno and Evandro will pursue the qualification to Tokyo 2020 togetherBruno and Evandro will pursue the qualification to Tokyo 2020 together

We’re back for another edition of Beach Shorts, your weekly column with everything beach volleyball-related and it has been a busy few days with a surprising and very promising partnership being formed in Brazil. We also have some interesting news regarding the World Tour and the Australian national team.

Join us and have fun!

Bruno and Evandro together

In what is probably the most massive piece of news so far in 2019, reigning Olympic champion Bruno Schmidt and world champion Evandro Gonçalves have decided to join forces towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team will make its internatiobnal debut at the four-star event in Doha, Qatar, in March. Their former partners, Pedro Solberg and Vitor Felipe, will also be together as the season moves on.

Um pouco do nosso primeiro dia! πŸ‘ @bancodobrasil @bbnosesportes @cimedesportes @redbull @redbullbr @underarmourbrasil @underarmour @cdfteam @anasolprotetorsolar @congeladosdasonia @marinhaoficial 🏐 #EquipeEvandroeBruno #CTLeblon #bbnosesportes #bancodobrasil #cimed #cimedesportes #cimedsemlimites #voxxsuplementos #redbull #congeladosdasonia #anasol #euamosol #bolsaatleta #marinhadobrasil #prefeituradorio #volei #voleidepraia #beachvolley #timebrasil #umsósonho #umsóobjetivo #rumoatoquio #toquio2020 #olimpíada #torcidabrasil

465 Likes, 23 Comments - Evandro_Bruno Schmidt (@evandroebruno_oficial) on Instagram: "Um pouco do nosso primeiro dia! πŸ‘ @bancodobrasil @bbnosesportes @cimedesportes @redbull @redbullbr..."

New events added to World Tour calendar

The FIVB has announced the addition of five new one-star events, all in Europe and during the summer, to its calendar. The tournaments will be held in partnership with the European Volleyball Federation and will take place in Baden (Austria), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Marbolk (Poland), Vaduz (Liechtenstein) and Knokke-Heist (Belgium).  

CEV Beach Volleyball on Twitter

Good news for all the #BeachVolleyball lovers! 😍 The FIVB announced five 1-Star event on European sand! Read the full story here πŸ‘‰

Former player takes over as head coach in Australia

Long-time Australian beach volleyball player Andrew Schacht is set to take over as the head coach of the country’s national program. The 45-year-old Schacht, who is a two-time Olympian having played at both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and competed in the World Tour between 1996 and 2008, was involved in coaching with the program since 2009.  

Australian Andrew Schasht retired after the Beijing 2008 Games (Photocredit: FIVB)Australian Andrew Schasht retired after the Beijing 2008 Games (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: Josi takes it to another level

Brazilian defender Josi Alves decided that just playing beach volleyball was way too easy, so she thought about adding another layer of difficulty to it. And, well, she did pretty well!

E para hoje de manhã um pouco de Slackline com vôlei de praia...β˜€β˜€β˜€βœŒβœŒβœŒ

225 Likes, 21 Comments - Josi Alves (@josialvesatleta) on Instagram: "E para hoje de manhã um pouco de Slackline com vôlei de praia...β˜€β˜€β˜€βœŒβœŒβœŒ"

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