Snow Volleyball Night creates buzz on social media


Emanuel and Vladimir Grbic on opposite sides of the net at Snow Volleyball Night at PyeongChang 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, February 15, 2018 – Snow Volleyball Night at the Austria House at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday created quite a buzz on social media, with both the participants and fans actively expressing their excitement about the historic event.

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The FIVB and CEV showcased the spectacular new discipline for the first time at a Winter Olympics venue with a snow volleyball exhibition match, in which seven legendary players from volleyball and beach volleyball tested out their skills on the snow.

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“It was a fantastic experience! It was a show! A wonderful atmosphere, media from all over the globe, a great opportunity for snow volleyball to become known to the outside world! I really liked it,” said three-time beach volleyball Olympic medallist Emanuel from Brazil on Facebook and Instagram.

2000 Olympic volleyball champion Vladimir Grbic was one of the most active on social media, posting photos and live videos from before, during and after the snow volleyball event in PyeongChang on various platforms.

Chinese beach volleyball Olympic medallist Xue Chen was obviously impressed by the night-time view of the snow volleyball court, posting a photo on Instagram.

Three-time indoor volleyball Olympic medallist Giba from Brazil, was obviously in a romantic mood, posting a St. Valentine’s Day photo from the snow court in Korea.

“I thought I was tall,” 2013 beach volleyball European champion Stefanie Schwaiger from Austria joked, posting a photo together with Xue Chen and Korean indoor star Kim Yeon-Koung.

Kim posted a photo with some of the other legendary participants at Snow Volleyball Night, inviting her followers to join them at the venue in PyeongChang.

2003 beach volleyball European champion Nikolas Berger from Austria was also impressed both by the stellar company and the extensive media coverage of the exhibition match.

It was not just those who actually played on the snow who were excited to share their experience on social media. Organizers, media and fans, both on- and off-site, made sure they commented on the historic moment too.