JVA presents plans for 2018 Women’s World Championship

 

Japan will host the 2018 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6, 2016 – Plans for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship were presented to delegates at the 35th FIVB World Congress in Buenos Aires by Japan Volleyball Association (JVA) President Kenji Kimura. Twelve cities are candidates to host matches during the competition including Fukuoka, Hamamatsu, Hiroshima, Kobe, Komaki, Matsumoto, Nagano, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama.

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Japan will host the 2018 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship just two years ahead of the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. A nation of volleyball fans will get a chance to see the world’s top teams play for the FIVB’s ultimate prize at state-of-the-art venues across the country.

Japan has played a key role in the development of volleyball worldwide and the sport first became an Olympic event on the occasion of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

The 2018 edition of the Women's World Championship follows on from the highly successful FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014. Japan hosted the Women's World Championships in Tokyo in 2010 and Osaka in 2006. Earlier competitions were held in Tokyo in 1998 and 1967, while the Men's World Championship also enjoyed successful events.