We’re delighted that the finale of the FIVB World Tour is heading to the iconic city of Toronto for the biggest highlight on the beach volleyball calendar.
Already in 2016 the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series has continued to elevate the sport of beach volleyball, as shown in such style at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournaments held in Hamburg, Poreč, Gstaad and Klagenfurt, with capacity crowds wowed by world-class athletes.
The Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals are the cumulation of 12 months’ hard work for the players on the FIVB World Tour, and where the top teams per gender will go head-to-head for the title of Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals champions.
With an incredible USD 500,000 prize pool the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals is the one tournament all the teams want to win. So who will be crowned champions in Toronto? Find out between 13-18 September!
It's been a long time coming but the wait is over! Revealing the location of the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals 2016: Toronto/Canada - check out what to expect!Watch now...
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and, with a population of 2.79 million, it is the most populous city in Canada. It is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and traversed by several rivers, deep ravines and urban forest. The city is well-known for its distinctive skyline.
Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture and famous for its music, theaters and film and television production. Furthermore, the city is home to the annual Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and besides the official language of English, more than 160 languages and dialects can be heard on the streets.
The Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals will be free of charge. You do not need any tickets - free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where to start? Beach volleyball was the fans’ favorite sport at last year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. Toronto also hosts the 2016 Youth Beach National Championships in August.
Canadians are crazy about the sport. More than 700,000 Canadians play beach volleyball and volleyball. 54,000 Canadians are actively registered as club members and organize themselves in more than 900 national youth club teams. With that much enthusiasm, the Canadian professional men’s and women’s teams in beach volleyball are very successful. Three men’s teams are in the world’s top 25 and three women duos are in the top 20. With two men’s and two women’s teams playing beach volleyball at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Canadian beach volleyball Olympians:
Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk
Dr. Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter
Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley
Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas
When the 2015 FIVB World Tour season culminated in the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale last October, the world’s elite met in Florida to determine the number one teams of the season.
All of the top teams clashed against each other, but it was the Brazilian men and women who made their way to the top of the podium as Larissa/Talita and Alison/Bruno claimed gold in Fort Lauderdale. Fellow Brazilians Agatha/Barbara and Pedro Solberg/Evandro both claimed the bronze medal. Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) fought their way up to the silver medal, while the men’s silver medal was claimed by the home team Dalhausser/Lucena.