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FIVB Board of Administration at work

the idea of the continental cup / world cup was born…

IN 2008, the FIVB Board of Administration (BoA) agreed upon the need of a reform in Beach Volleyball. As a fast growing sports discipline, Beach Volleyball was well established through the FIVB`s elite Beach Volleyball property the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gathering a pool of world class athletes in a competition determining the FIVB Ranking and qualifying athletes/ teams to the Olympic Games.

The main focus of the reform was to diversify the 2012 Olympic Qualification system for Beach Volleyball and to develop Beach Volleyball by providing to all the affiliated National Volleyball Federations an opportunity (apart from the Olympic Ranking) to compete for 7 men’s and 7 women’s Olympic places (5 through the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final and 2 Olympic places through the FIVB World Cup Olympic Qualification) out of 24 places per gender at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

MISSION: To establish Beach Volleyball as the most popular Olympic summer sport worldwide by offering growth opportunities to all stakeholders.

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To ensure true development of the sport, the FIVB has delegated certain responsibilities to the Continental Volleyball Confederations and National Volleyball Federations. For example, Beach Volleyball Continental Cup is a tournament under Continental Volleyball Confederations` jurisdiction entirely while the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup is an FIVB property. Consequently, the Continental Volleyball Confederations are placing enormous efforts to involve as many as possible of its affiliated National Federations in the staging and participation at the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.

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Main Goals

When the FIVB set out to draw up the face of the new competition Beach Volleyball Continental Cup and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup, several goals had been set forth to identify the right direction. One of the main goals had been to develop an alternative to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, aiming to offer an innovative solution to sponsors/ partners, affiliated National Volleyball Federations, Continental Volleyball Confederations, athletes and Media.

Beach Volleyball Continental Cup

1. To develop Volleyball through Beach Volleyball, as Beach Volleyball is more accessible and implying a limited budget.
CSV_Continental_Cup-400-2662. To create a true WORLD Beach Volleyball competition and involve a minimum of 150 countries in 5 Continents.
    3. To qualify 7 countries/Olympic places per gender to the Olympic Games.
4. To generate new sponsorship/ partnership opportunities at Intercontinental, Continental, Zonal and Sub-Zone level.
AVC_athletes-400-2675. To promote Beach Volleyball worldwide expanding to new markets and strengthening its image in existing markets as a sport, not only as a property.
6. To further increase the awareness of Beach Volleyball worldwide through TV and New Media channels.
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7. To create an integrated international and national sponsorship/ partnership programs through a shared system of benefits and commercialization rights.
8. To attract local and international audiences to Beach Volleyball as a discipline, as well as to the competition`s stakeholders.
9. To generate opportunities for athletes to become professionals and recognized stars worldwide.
GOOD TO KNOW

BEACH VOLLEYBALL CONTINENTAL CUP + FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CUP = TRUE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPORT

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The Beach Volleyball Continental Cup and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup have been created to further develop the sport. In fact, Beach Volleyball is being perceived as a tremendous opportunity to start a successful Beach Volleyball program in many countries and to further promote Volleyball as a whole. This competition is being disputed at different Continental levels (Sub-zone, Zonal and Final Phase) and at a World level (through the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Final) during a 3 year period from June 2010 to June 2012.

The first edition of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup secured participation of 142 countries /National Volleyball Federations. The goal of the 150 countries was not confirmed, as some countries (due to various reasons, but mostly political) were unable to secure their participation in the Sub Zone phase after having enrolled. However, an involvement of 142 countries in the Olympic Qualification process represents an increase of 3 times from previous Olympic cycles. The sub-zone phase of the first edition of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup had started with a Beach Volleyball CEV Continental Cup leg in Russia on 24-25 July 2010. The following graphic provides a self-explanatory picture of the status of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup over the 2010-2012 period. five_continent-500-325

GOOD TO KNOW

In the 2007-2008 Olympic qualification, Africa took part only with 2 countries while in this qualification cycle there are 35 countries representing African Volleyball Confederation!

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The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification will be played between the 2nd and 3rd ranked National Federations from each Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final. This competition will determine two Olympic places per gender which will qualify to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As the final event of this sequence of tournaments, an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Final will be held after the Olympic Games and will be played among the 5 winner countries of each Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final, the Nationals Federations having qualified 2 Olympic Places through the Olympic Ranking and the Olympic Gold medalists to determine the winner of the entire tournament. This latter will determine the best Beach Volleyball country in the world.

Support Of The FIVB

cvs_continental-200-283A set of mechanisms had been put in place by the FIVB to help the Continental Volleyball Confederations to build up the first edition of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup:

  • Improved 2012 Olympic Qualification system for Beach Volleyball incorporating the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification;
  • Set competition format, specific event`s regulations (in terms of technical aspects only) and guidelines to set up the competition system (three levels of competition, distribution of countries in sub-zone pools, criteria to avoid manipulation of results) of each Continental Volleyball Confederation;
  • Financial support towards the organizing and participating National Volleyball Federations for the Sub Zone and Zonal phase of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup;
  • Dedicated branding guidelines positioning these events as part of the Olympic Qualification process. These guidelines are meant to communicate uniformed image of the events in the five continents.

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  • ball_Mikasa-150-140Through Mikasa, FIVB is able to grant Mikasa balls, nets and antennas for the first two phases of the tournament as Value in Kind (VIK), and even uniforms for the athletes, officials and court personnel for the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup events.
  • Sponsorship:
    • All Marketing and New Media Rights are released to each Continental Volleyball Confederation with an exception of the exclusive FIVB categories SWATCH (Timing Services – watches, clocks, timepieces, scoreboards, speed devices, time keeping devices, jewels, access equipment and services) and Mikasa (balls and nets).
    • Mikasa - official ball supplier gained presence of Mikasa logo on all printed material as per the Branding Kit and three panels on the centre court only for the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final events.
  • CEV_continental_cup_presente-400-230Developed Beach Volleyball Information System (BVIS) specific to the competition`s system to record athletes participation and tournament results.
  • Dedicated pages of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup where all relevant information may be found, including competition system for each Continental Volleyball Confederation, participating countries, participating teams, results of tournament, press releases and photos of the tournaments.
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    1st Beach Volleyball Continental Cup / FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Seminar in 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland
    A yearly Beach Volleyball Continental Cup / World Cup Seminar for the Beach Volleyball representatives of each of the Continental Volleyball Confederations to discuss the implementation and future improvements around this competition.
  • Flexible options for the women athletes` uniforms to respect the participating athletes` religious beliefs.

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road to london… bid for the fivb beach volleyball world cup events

For the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Final, the FIVB opens a bidding process for the hosting entities willing to stage one or both events. Being the main responsible body of these events, the FIVB has developed detailed terms and conditions for the hosting requirements. These events provide an outstanding opportunity for those who are interested in hosting an intercontinental tournament, associated to the Olympic Qualification process and granting a large media exposure.

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GOOD TO KNOW

For the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification, if the organizing country is not qualified to this phase, it will have the right to take part with 2 (two) teams per gender. In the case of 12 (twelve) participating countries, the 12th and the last country participating shall be allocated through a drawing of lots among all Confederations.

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