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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

2016-08-07 13:00:00 CEST

2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to head to Vienna!

Beach volleyball’s showpiece tournament is off to Austria next year

The 2017 World Championships are heading for Vienna! Photocredit: Sebastian Marko.The 2017 World Championships are heading for Vienna! Photocredit: Sebastian Marko.

The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball Championships will be waltzing into Vienna next summer!

The Austrian capital will be saying “Welcome to the Island” to thousands of beach fans after the Federation for International Beach Volleyball (FIVB) announced the host city’s glamorous plans for next year’s showpiece event on the Danube Island.

As we saw at the A1 Major Klagenfurt, Austrian fans are some of the loudest and proudest in the sport which promises to make beach volleyball’s biennial celebration the biggest and best yet.

So mark 28th July to 6th August in your diaries and don’t you dare even think about booking a holiday because for 10 days Vienna is going to be moving to the sights and sounds of beach volleyball!

One of the globe’s trendiest and livable cities will turn into the world capital of beach volleyball. 48 women’s and men’s teams will fight tooth and nail for the title of world champions while playing for a cool one million dollars in prize money.

The 11th tournament of its kind in beach volleyball history – and the second to be held on Austrian sand – will take place on Vienna’s iconic Danube Island and will include a stunning 10,000-capacity Center Court, exquisite VIP areas and a Beach Village to keep hundreds of thousands of visitors entertained.

At the press conference: Karl Stoss (President of the Austrian Olympic Committee),  Ary S Graca (President of the FIVB), Norbert Kettner (Director of Vienna Tourism), Hannes Jagerhofer (Organizer of the tournament), Peter Kleinmann (President of the Austrian Volleyball Federation), Photocredit: Mauro De Sanctis, FIVB At the press conference: Karl Stoss (President of the Austrian Olympic Committee), Ary S Graca (President of the FIVB), Norbert Kettner (Director of Vienna Tourism), Hannes Jagerhofer (Organizer of the tournament), Peter Kleinmann (President of the Austrian Volleyball Federation), Photocredit: Mauro De Sanctis, FIVB

FIVB’s president Ary S. Graça said: “The FIVB and the entire volleyball family is looking forward to experiencing the warm welcome and fantastic hosting credentials that Austria has already showed us when the country staged the 2001 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Klagenfurt.”

Tournament organizer Hannes Jagerhofer added: “With the World Championships 2017 in Vienna, a dream will come true! I am delighted that we have found such an experienced, strong and motivated partner with Vienna, which will provide fantastic infrastructure and the best conditions for an extraordinary event like the World Championships. For 21 years, beach volleyball in Klagenfurt, on the beautiful shores of Lake Wörthersee, has written an unprecedented success story, which we will now continue in the metropolis Vienna.”

Get ready Vienna – it might be a year away but we’re already counting down the days to seeing you! #WorldChampsVienna.

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