Europe looks ahead to an exciting year of beach volleyball


Jurmala Beach will host the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final

Luxembourg, December 23, 2016 – European beach volleyball fans can already start looking forward to an exciting 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball season with the major highlight coming up in August when Latvia’s most popular seaside resort, Jurmala, will be hosting the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final crowning the new “Kings and Queens” of the beach.

Jurmala’s white-sand beach of Majori will welcome Europe’s beach volleyball stars for a huge party lasting from August 16 to 20 that will further raise the profile and popularity of beach volleyball in Latvia as well as across the entire Baltic region.  

A number of additional events are likely to be confirmed in early 2017, including tournaments for the qualification stage of the CEV Beach Volleyball Youth Continental Cup that will eventually determine the European contingent for the Beach Volleyball competition of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics.

The European season dovetails with the FIVB Beach Volleyball calendar, setting up an exciting year of beach volleyball action around the world.

The action will begin as early as April 13 with a first-ever CEV indoor Beach Volleyball Satellite taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the local Beach Centre – the world’s largest facility of this kind.   

The Austrian city of Baden will be hosting the 2017 edition of the CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship from June 15 to 18 – with the tournament being organised one week earlier than initially planned following the re-scheduling of next year’s FIVB U21 World Championship in Nanjing, China. One week later Baden will host the 2017 Austrian Masters.

Vulcano in Italy and Kazan in Russia will be hosting the 2017 editions of the U20 and U18 European Championships, respectively.

Check out the CEV website for more information on the CEV Beach Volleyball Calendar.

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