Inaugural CEV European Snow Volleyball Championships to be broadcast on Eurosport and ORF

 

Wagrain/Kleinarl and Flachau in Austria will welcome the inaugural CEV European Snow Volleyball Championships from March 23 to 25.

Lausanne, Switzerland and Luxembourg, March 20, 2018 - The first ever CEV European Snow Volleyball Championships in Wagrain/Kleinarl and Flachau Austria, will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 and live on national broadcaster ORF Sport+ reflecting the growing interest in the fresh new discipline in Europe and around the world.

The inaugural Championships, which will take place from Friday to Sunday, March 23-25, is being hosted by the CEV together with the Austrian Volleyball Federation and Chaka2 and will attract 24 of the best men’s and best women’s teams from Europe. The international governing body, the FIVB is fully supporting the first ever official Championship of this new discipline.

Sunday’s matches will be broadcast live on ORF Sport+ with the finals then broadcast on Eurosport 2 on Sunday evening and repeated on Monday morning. The broadcast will reach 80 million households across 52 countries in 20 different languages. The finals will also be broadcast on Eurosport in Asia Pacific reaching 17 countries and 12 million homes. Live streaming of the matches on centre court will be available from Friday to Sunday on the CEV’s YouTube channel and Facebook Snow Volleyball page.

Snow volleyball is growing rapidly with 17 national federations in Europe alone hosting their own national championships this year. The FIVB and CEV have worked closely to develop snow volleyball as the FIVB aims to become the world’s number one family sport and ensure the sport is as accessible as possible to people of all ages and backgrounds. During the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games the two organisations worked together to host the Snow Volleyball Night at Austria House which showcased the sport with great success.



FIVB President Ary Graça said: “Snow volleyball demonstrates the fun, passion and universality of the sport of volleyball, which is now accessible all year round, from the summer to the winter, from the beach to the mountains, indoor and outdoor.

“Snow volleyball is growing rapidly but there is still so much room for further growth. The first ever European Snow Volleyball Championships will showcase the very best of the sport to millions of people watching around the world, providing the perfect platform for the sport’s further growth.”

FIVB 2nd Executive Vice-President and CEV President Aleksandar Boricic added: “We are delighted that our first ever Snow Volleyball European Championships will be broadcast on Eurosport and ORF. Their decision to broadcast the event is a demonstration of the growing popularity of snow volleyball and will allow more people than ever before to enjoy the sport. I have no doubt it will be a fantastic event with the very best of Europe competing to be crowned the first ever European champions.”



For more information about the CEV Snow Volleyball European Championships in Wagrain/Kleinarl and Flachau visit the European Volleyball Confederation's website and www.snowvolleyball.com.

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