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The Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017 in Vienna are history!

The new world champions are Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst from Germany and Andre Loyola Stein and Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior from Brazil. The Austrians Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst crown their sensational performance with the World Cup silver medal.

For the very first time the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017 took place in Vienna, at the idyllic location of  the Danube Island. From July 28 to August 6, 2017 the best 48 women's and men's teams fought for the title of world champions and the record prize money of 1 million $. The Austria Trend Hotels have been the exclusive hotel partner of the world championships.

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Official trailer of the FIVB Beach Volleyball world championships 2017

What's up around the center court?

Apart of bump, set and spike there is a lot to discover on the Danube Island. Is there a party zone? Is there a VIP-area? How to get into the stadium? Which events are there during the world championships? 

You find all answers here!

Framework program

Not only during day time there is full program on the center court, the party continues in the evening. From Friday, July 28th until Saturday, August 5th you can enjoy fabulous "sundowner" evenings. International DJs and Live Acts guarantee a party athmosphere till late night.

Please find more information here.

Where is the venue of the Beach Volleyball champs?

  • Danube Island, 1210 Vienna, Austria
    (between bridge Floridsdorfer Brücke and bridge Schnellbahnbrücke)

How to get there with public transportation?

  • Tube U6, station "Handelskai"
  • Tube U6, station "Neue Donau"
  • Tram 31 and 33, station "Floridsdorfer Brücke"

Introduction to Beach Volleyball

Brighten up your knowledge & score in the stadium as a real pro!

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The Top-5 rules                       in Beach Volleyball

The rules of the trendy team sport are quite similiar to the rules of classic volleyball.  

  • There are 2 players in each team.
  • One set is finished after 21 points.
  • For a match win it needs two won sets.
  • The center court consists of two parts, each 8x8 meters large.
  • The hight of the net is 2.24 meters (women) and 2.43 meters (men).

Fun Facts
  • Since 1996 Beach Volleyball is an Olympic discipline. 
  • The volleyball weighs between 260 and 280 grams.
  • The birthplace of beach volleyball is attributed to Santa Monica, California.
  • During a match, a player jumps about 300 times on average.
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Beach Volleyball Q&As

What are the players pointing out with their fingers behind their backs?
The gestures are shown in order to communicate the following play strategy to his or her team member. 

Chicken wing? What's that?
If a player defends an attack with his elbow, we are talking about the "chicken wing". 

What is a Tomahawk?
A tomahawk is the defense of an attack with two folded hands in headroom.

Does a One-Two-Barbecue have anything to do with an actual barbecue?
No, if a team drops out after two games, it is called a One-Two-Barbecue.

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