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10/10/2019 17:00
Austria, Spain and Turkey to host Round 2 of CEV Continental Cup
2018-2020 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup

Luxembourg, October 10, 2019. Austria, Spain and Turkey will be playing host to the three double-gender events scheduled for the second stage of the 2018-2020 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in mid-May 2020. Teams from the top eight National Federations according to the CEV Country Ranking as of September 30, 2018 plus those that made it through the Round 1 tournaments held earlier in 2019 will contest the three events leading to the finals scheduled for June 22-28 and due to take place in the Netherlands. Players from 16 countries per gender, including hosts the Netherlands, will be vying for a coveted spot to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Drawing of Lots for Round 2 will be taking place at the CEV headquarters at the end of next week.

Continental Cup returns to ‘Beach Volleyball Mecca’ Baden


The Austrian venue will be one Beach Volleyball players and fans are very familiar with – Baden. The spa resort in the outskirts of Vienna has played host to international Beach Volleyball events for more than 10 years and the Continental Cup returns to the iconic Strandbad after a previous such competition held there in 2015. The second stage of the Continental Cup will add another chapter to the success story written by Baden and local promoters in cooperation with the Austrian Volleyball Federation, thus accounting for the best possible conditions teams may want to enjoy and for a true party for the fans.

Brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Madrid to host Continental Cup event


As for the event in Spain, this will be taking place at a newly established facility run by the Regional Federation of Madrid, in collaboration with the regional government that lends the ground and supports its management. It aims to become the development centre and major hub for Beach Volleyball in the region of Madrid that, despite the impressive results achieved by local athletes (such as Elsa Baquerizo, Maria Belén Carro or 1996 Olympian Miguel Prieto) on the national and international stage, had so far been lacking such a venue suitable for the organisation of (international) competitions.


The newly built Beach Volleyball facility in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain

The beach centre of Madrid features as many as four courts, with the possibility to set up five for training or youth competitions. It lies inside one of the largest sports area of the city - Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro that belongs to the regional government. Situated in a natural reserve right in the outskirts of Madrid, the sports centre includes the largest swimming pool in Madrid, facilities for golf, archery, rugby, canoeing, and many other sports along with Beach Volleyball. The official opening of the centre came earlier this summer with the organisation of the U21 Spanish national championship and in the coming months, the work will continue focussing on the provision of shadowed areas, tribunes, lighting and gardening to deliver a fully-fledged venue by March 2020.  


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Antalya to host one additional major event  


The city of Antalya will be playing host to the third double-gender event at the same Beach Volleyball facility where earlier this summer the U22 European Championships took place. Antalya is not only a popular seaside resort and holiday destination, but a regular feature on the Beach Volleyball map as well, with a FIVB World Tour 3-Star event held by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in 2018. The Continental Cup will provide a further boost to the development of Beach Volleyball in Turkey, where the sport has grown tremendously over the last few years.   

Click here for further information on the 2018-2020 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.

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