FIVB 2013 Calendar

Russia celebrates their FIVB World Championship win.
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Russia celebrates their FIVB World Championship win.

The FIVB confirmed its 2013 calendar at its annual meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. The biggest news from the Sports Events Council meeting was the addition of the inaugural Under 23 World Championships. Mexico will host the women’s tournament in July, with the men competing in Brazil in early August.

Some of the 2013 events have yet to have their host city or country confirmed, but the time frames are locked down. The season begins with the Club World Championships in May and wraps up with the Men’s Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November.

EventLocationDates
Club World ChampionshipsTBCBetween May 1 and 15
Women's Under 20 World ChampionshipBrno & Prostejov, Czech RepublicJune 7-16
World League Intercontinental RoundVariousMay 31-July 7
Boys Under 19 World ChampionshipMexicali & Tijuana, MexicoJune 27-July 7
Girls Under 18 World ChampionshipNakhon Ratchasima, ThailandJuly 5-14
Women's Under 23 World Championship OpenTBC, MexicoJuly 12-21
World League FinalsTBCJuly 16-21
Men's Under 23 World Championship OpenTBC, BrazilAugust 2-11
World Grand Prix Preliminary RoundVariousAugust 2-18
Men's Under 21 World ChampionshipAnkara & Izmir, TurkeyAugust 22 - September 1
World Grand Prix FinalsSapporo, JapanAugust 28 - September 1
Women's Grand Champions CupNagoya & Tokyo, JapanNovember 12-17
Men's Grand Champions CupKyoto & Tokyo, JapanNovember 19-24

Originally published in February 2013

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