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Beach Shorts

19.06.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

Beach Shorts is back with its third edition in the month of June, so you’d better take a few minutes to get updated on everything you need beach volleyball-related right now.

The sport continues to return to motion across Europe with Latvia joining the list of countries that confirmed their 2020 calendars. The American AVP also communicated a change in its original calendar, moving to events in three consecutive weeks in California starting next month. Norwegian players, however, have made their own calendar as they navigate across the country for beach volleyball camps.

Find out more about each of these topics below:

Latvian national season to start in July

Latvia will join an ever-growing list of European countries which have restarted their beach volleyball activities as the nation’s federation announced the calendar for its 2020 Tour. The first of the five events of the calendar will take place in Ventspils from July 4-5 and the Finals are set to happen in Cesis, from August 14-16.

AVP confirms modified system in 2020

The American AVP will also have competition in the summer of 2020, but the Tour was forced to change its system due to the coronavirus pandemic. The eight initially-planed events will be replaced by the Champions Cup, which will consist of events in three consecutive weeks between mid-July and and early August in Long Beach, California, with a limited number of teams and no fans allowed at the venue.

Czech Tour and Die Beach Liga keep rolling

Two of the first countries to start their seasons in Europe, the Czech Republic and Germany will have more beach volleyball this weekend. The Czech Tour will have its fourth event in as many weeks with men and women playing in Chodov. In the new German event Die Beach Liga, the men will see the court for the first time this weekend after seven consecutive days of women’s play in Düsseldorf.

Social Media: Beach Volley Vikings on Tour

While they continue waiting for the resumption of international competition, the top beach volleyball players in Norway, Anders Mol, Christian Sørum, Mathias Berntsein and Hendrik Mol, are currently running the Beach Volley Vikings Camp, which is taking the sport to four different cities in their country. Their tour started this past weekend in Strandvik and will continue to Kristiansand, Stavanger and Oslo soon.

 

See you next week!