Malaysia First to Host 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in ASEAN




The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) confirms Malaysia as the first country in ASEAN to host the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The double-gender Malaysia Open will take place at Pantai Cenang, Langkawi on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 April 2017. 32 international teams from Austria, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland will compete for the country’s first title and a total cash prize of USD20,000.

FIVB is the global governing body for the Olympic sports of Volleyball. Malaysia will be the second nation to host the World Tour 1-Star (WT1) tournament after Shepparton, Australia. Moving on, FIVB WT1 will take place in Pacific Harbour in Fiji, Agadir in Morocco, Daegu and Ulsan in South Korea for the 2017 calendar.

Langkawi will be the 365th men’s tournament since the FIVB began to play in 1987 and the 317th women’s tournament since their competition started in 1992.

Hanif Basree Abdul Rahman, Deputy President of the Malaysia Volleyball Association (MAVA) expressed his happiness that Malaysia is entrusted by FIVB to host the first ever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in ASEAN.

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