Lausanne, Switzerland, March 30, 2017 – The Vienna 2017, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships are set to be one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and now fans can keep right up to date with it at the official tournament website. FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Vienna 2017
The website will be a one-stop shop of information, news, highlights, videos, photos and player information before, during and after the tournament.
The 11th edition of the World Championships will run from July 28 till August 6 and will attract the leading players from all five confederations with 48 teams per gender vying for the titles and a $1 million prize purse.
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt from Brazil will be chasing a second-straight title after they triumphed at the Netherlands 2015.
In the women’s draw Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst will be aiming to add a first world title to their collection following their triple gold medal success in 2016 when they topped the podiums at Rio 2016, the Toronto 2016, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals and the CEV European Championships.
There are sure to be new women's champions as defending champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas will play with new partners in Vienna. Agatha is now alongside Eduarda Santos Lisboa, while Barbara is playing with Fernanda Berti.
The tournament is set to continue the spectacular rise of beach volleyball and showcase the latest iconic venue with a stadium built on Danube Island in the heart of the city.
The state-of-the art Vienna Centre Court at Donauinsel will be the focal point of the action and entertainment alongside a picturesque view of the Danube River and the lively atmosphere of the FIVB Beach Village.
It is the first time that Vienna has hosted an FIVB tournament, but the Klagenfurt Major Series is one of the most popular on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar and attracts sold-out crowns on a yearly basis.