World Tour stops confirmed in Portugal and Ukraine

More 1-star events added to a summer of incredible beach volleyball action

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has confirmed the addition of two 1-star events to the FIVB World Tour 2021 in Cortegaça, Portugal and Koropove, Ukraine to bring elite beach volleyball events to even more countries.

The double-gender event in Cortegaça will run from 12 to 15 August 2021 at the high-performance Beach Volleyball Centre run by the Portuguese Volleyball Federation (FPV). Although this is the very first international event to take place in Cortegaça, the very same facility hosted the final stage of the Portuguese national championship last year. Portugal has a long and rich history in delivering World Tour events at iconic locations such as Espinho, and the country has hosted an impressive number of European and World Age Group Championships.

Meanwhile, Koropove will host a women’s 1-star event from 2-5 September 2021. It is the first beach volleyball event of this calibre to take place in Ukraine since the country’s capital, Kyiv, hosted a CEV Satellite in 2010.

However, the organisers in Koropove also delivered a stop of the EEVZA Beach Volleyball Tour back in 2017. The 1-star event will be a key opportunity for Ukrainian players to perform on home soil after achieving significant success across all European age-group competitions in recent years.

The addition of the Cortegaça and Koropove World Tour stops follows the recent announcement that Budapest, Hungary will also host a 1-star double-gender tournament on 19-22 August.