Coronavirus Resources and Information for the FIVB Family
FIVB President: “VNL showcases the very best of volleyball, encouraging innovation and fresh-thinking.”
The health, wellbeing, and safety of each individual in our global Volleyball Family is our top priority. As such, we are continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding the global coronavirus pandemic in complete coordination with the relevant international and national health and sports authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
We have created this dedicated webpage to:
1) Inform – you can find key information and relevant links regarding the current situation, the latest announcements on FIVB events, and answers to commonly asked questions in the FAQ section.
2) Advise – the quick links section lists relevant web pages from international and national health authorities with recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy
3) Educate – we have also provided links to free courses and activities which you may find useful.
Rest assured that we are working tirelessly to ensure that volleyball returns stronger than ever before.
What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the recently discovered coronavirus.
What is the current worldwide situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Please refer to the World Health Organisation (WHO) website for the latest situation report.
What is the status of scheduled FIVB events? Will there be further changes to the calendar?
The FIVB maintains an open dialogue with all the event organisers of future events to determine the appropriate course of action. All changes to the volleyball, beach volleyball, and snow volleyball event calendars will be communicated to stakeholders as soon as possible.
What is the status of the VNL 2020 ?
The FIVB announced the cancellation of the VNL 2020 on Friday 8 May 2020 due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, the complexity of staging the global event across multiple host cities and the commitment to safeguarding the health of athletes, officials and fans.
This decision was jointly agreed by the FIVB Board of Administration, the VNL Council and the event organisers.
Will the host cities, locations and dates remain the same for the VNL 2021?
Following the cancellation of the VNL 2020, the FIVB is now focused on organising the VNL 2021. All parties are working together on coordinating the schedule for next year’s edition of the competition, and this will be confirmed at a later date.
What does the cancellation of VNL 2020 mean for the Volleyball Challenger Cup 2020 and the Challenger teams for 2021 VNL?
Have new dates for the postponed beach volleyball events been confirmed yet?
The FIVB is in regular contact with the respective event organisers regarding the rescheduling of these events and all changes will be communicated at a later stage.
HAVE THE DATES FOR 2022 THE FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BEEN CONFIRMED YET?
Following the rescheduling of the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships for June 2022 in Rome, Italy, the FIVB is working closely with all the organisers, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Sport e Salute and the Italian Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) to identify the most suitable dates in June 2022 for the event. This will be communicated to all the stakeholders at a later stage.