12.06.2020 - Vienna, Austria
Welcome to another edition of Beach Shorts. We’re happy to announce this is another “good news” edition as the sport continues its path to return to full pace, especially in Europe.
Three countries in the continent will host national beach volleyball tournaments this week and another one will soon join the party with a new tournament been created. The World Tour return has now a tentative date and, guess what, that’s supposed to happen in Europe as well.
Know more about these and other topics below:
Champions Cup to restart beach volleyball in Austria
Beach volleyball is set to restart soon in Austria as the country announced the creation of the 2020 Champions Cup, which will reunite the nation’s 12 best men’s and women’s teams in four different locations from June 26-July 11. After the tournament, which will be played in Graz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Vienna in front of a limited number of spectators, the country’s national tour is expected to start with six events being played between July and September.
Germany, Slovenia and Czech Republic in action this weekend
Beach volleyball will be all over Europe this weekend for the first time in a while as three nations will host national events. Germany will kick off the Die Beach Liga on Düsseldorf for the first of its 30 consecutive match days. Slovenia will start its national tour in Preddvor while the Czech Republic will have its third-straight week of action with the women competing in Nymburk and the men playing in Opava.
🥁 Endspurt 🥁 Als vorletztes Frauenteam begrüßen wir das Nationalteam Victoria Bieneck und Isabel Schneider! 🤩 2013 waren die beiden U23 Weltmeisterinnen, sind dann zunächst getrennte Wege gegangen aber haben sich seit einigen Jahren wieder zusammengefunden und auch auf der deutschen Meisterschaft 2018 gemeinsam den Titel geholt! 🏆 Das einzige Nationalteam im Teilnehmerfeld der Beach Liga - vielleicht die Top Favoritinnen auf den Titel? 🤔 Die Mädels freuen sich auf den Wettkampf! 🔥 . #diebeachliga #beachvolleyball #growingthegame #teampräsentation #teams #vorfreude
World Tour has tentative date to resume
The international season, which was interrupted in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, has now a tentative date to restart as the FIVB confirmed further updates to its calendar. The return of the World Tour could happen from July 30 – August 2 in a one-star event in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Three other one or two-star tournaments are scheduled to happen in Europe during August, but no three, four or five-star events will be run until at least mid-October.
Social Media: Salgados work together in Brazil
Beach volleyball players in Brazil are still not allowed to practice outside, so for most of them home workouts is all they can do for now. Pedro Solberg, Carolina Salgado and Maria Clara Salgado can at least do it together, as a family, and in a very nice spot.
See you next week!