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Snow Weekly - February 4, 2020
CEV EuroSnowVolley 2020, CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2020

Luxembourg, February 4, 2020.  Here is the second issue of Snow Weekly, CEV’s weekly digest of news from the exciting world of Snow Volleyball, set to come out every Tuesday throughout the CEV European Tour season.


• The big news of the week came out on Monday as the CEV announced the venue and the dates of the second edition of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Championship, dubbed CEV EuroSnowVolley 2020. Austria will once again host the event, this time in St. Anton am Arlberg, from April 9 through 12. Read more…

• Also on Monday, CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2020 got underway with the men’s qualifications at the first stop, in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, with the teams of Russia 3 and Georgia moving forward. The longest set of the day, 21-19, was played between Georgia and Poland. The competition continues on Tuesday with main draw action for both genders. Follow the event here...


• Reigning 2019 Queen of the Snow Olga Motrich led her teammates from Russia to the top of the podium at the first-ever EEVZA Snow Volleyball zonal event held in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia on Thursday and Friday. The home team won gold on the men’s side. Read more...

• Also in Tsakhkadzor, on Sunday a Kids Snow Volleyball Festival took place where local children learned the basics of the game under the guidance of Snow Volleyball stars Olga Motrich of Russia and Giorgio Amorosi of Italy. Read more...

• A double-gender EEVZA tournament was also held in Druskininkai over the weekend with the participation of Lithuanian teams. Antivis won the men’s competition, while Audimas triumphed on the women’s side. Read more...

• The first edition of the Jahorina Trophy tournament, named after the winter resort in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the 1984 Olympic venues, where it was held, was won by the teams of Glasinac (for women) and Kakanj (for men). Read more...

Presenting Snow Volleyball star Giorgio Amorosi

Giorgio Amorosi was born in Lanciano, Italy on May 12, 1979. At the impressive age of 40, the 185-cm-tall Italian athlete, placing fifth in the individual CEV European Entry Ranking, is currently competing at the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour stop in Armenia. Last season team captain Amorosi and his Italian teammates took part in all European Tour and World Tour stops, with the fourth place at the last CEV tournament, in St. Anton, Austria, as their best result. At the home snow World Tour stop at Kronplatz / Plan de Corones, where Amorosi’s squad participated with a wild card, they finished fifth after a memorable come-from-behind victory over the Brazilian team, featuring the likes of legendary Giba and Marcio Araujo.

Giorgio Amorosi: “My name is Giorgio Amorosi and I come from Vasto, a city rich in history, culture and incredible landscapes, but poor in snow. The only suitable place is the beach, where we train intensely in all weather conditions. I started playing Volleyball at the age of 17, although my true passion has always been Beach Volleyball. I have played in many tournaments both in Italy and abroad. I turned my passion into work and now I am a coach and I have a Volleyball and Beach Volleyball company in Vasto. When I saw the first social media images of Snow Volleyball I said, ‘these guys are crazy!’ I saw it live for the first time, when some of my friends played at the Roccaraso stop on the CEV European Tour two years ago, and I started thinking, ‘if they can do it, I can do it too!’

Last year, together with my friends, I played at all the tournaments of the international circuits, starting almost always from the qualifications, and game after game, with many sacrifices and lots of commitment, we climbed the ranking. My strongest and most exciting Snow Volleyball memory is the victory over Brazil at Plan de Corones.  If I can dream up two gifts that I would give to myself and my teammates, these would be a medal and a chance to play Snow Volleyball at the Winter Olympics.”


• Four-time King of the Snow and a true Snow Volleyball pioneer, Poland’s Michal Matyja shared his thoughts, experiences and dreams about his favourite sport in a special feature on the CEV website. Read here...


• The European Tour stop in Tsakhkadzor continues through Wednesday, when the first Tour medallists of the season will emerge. Follow the event here...

• Later this week, from Friday through Sunday, the second CEV tournament of the 2020 season will unfold in Bakuriani. This Georgian venue will host a European Tour event for the third time. Follow the event here...

• Czechia’s national championship will take place on Saturday in Spindleruv Mlyn, the iconic venue of the first-ever CEV European Tour stop back in 2016. Find out more...

• The first event on Snow Volley Italia’s 2020 calendar, the Mizuno Snow Volley Marathon, is set to take place from Friday through Sunday in Moena, Italy. Find out more...

• Volunteers wanted! The Austrian promoters of EuroSnowVolley 2020 in St. Anton and the European Tour stops in Wagrain-Kleinarl and in Plan de Corones / Kronplatz, Chaka2, are looking for volunteer support at the three events. Find out more...

• Volunteers are also wanted for the Snow Volley goes Tahko event in Finland on April 4. Find out more...


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