Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2017 - The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 is, together with Kinexon, bringing cutting-edge technology and innovation to the sport and delivering it to a worldwide audience.
All teams involved on the penultimate day of the tournament will be fitted with state-of-the-art tags which will help fans get even closer to the sand.
For the first time ever, live data direct from the players will enable beach volleyball fans watching the gripping final weekend of the world’s biggest beach volleyball tournament to experience the drama in even greater detail.
And with medals and the title of world champion up for grabs on Vienna’s Danube Island, stars will wear small tags integrated into their jerseys to track their movement and performance on the sand.
What does that give the viewer watching at home? The finest details of how much of the court each athlete has covered, their maximum speed and how high they jump to hit that all-important spike – showing that there’s more to beach volleyball than meets the eye.