2014 Women's World Champs to kick-start via press conference in Milano
2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Women
Milano, Italy, April 22, 2013. The premises of the local Expo in Italy’s second largest city will play host on Tuesday to a press conference – to be attended also by CEV President André Meyer and CEV Senior Vice President Aleksandar Boricic – devoted to the final round of next year’s FIVB Women’s World Championship.
The qualification process for the world’s elite Volleyball competition is set to start in Europe this coming May with the first round and will continue in October via its second stage before coming to a close in early January to finally attribute the 9 spots assigned to the “Old Continent” for the much anticipated competition coming up in fall 2014.
The Organizing Committee chaired by Mr. Carlo Salvatori and the Italian Volleyball Federation represented by its President, Mr. Carlo Magri, will take this opportunity to disclose the names of the six cities that will play host to the Championship, as well as the competition formula and the official logo designed together with FIVB. The final dates of the Championship will also be announced on Tuesday in Milano where elite Volleyball is set to return 4 years after the memorable men’s World Championship that Italy hosted back in 2010.
“I am extremely proud that the world’s flagship Volleyball events – the World Championships – will be both held in Europe as Poland – yet another Volleyball “Mecca” – is set to host the men’s competition” says CEV President André Meyer. “This does testify and confirm the key role played by our Continent on the international stage, something that goes well beyond the results and medals claimed by our teams, and actually includes also the unique and world-class skills developed by our National Federations when it comes to staging major events where our sport is showcased and enjoys global exposure and visibility” he continues. “There is no need to single out what Italy stands out for as this country has been a major force to be reckoned with in Volleyball as well as in Beach Volleyball for the last couple of decades and a regular host of international competitions in all age groups. Once more Italy will welcome Volleyball at its very best and I am confident that the country and its people will embrace the Championship and will be brought together by the special spirit of friendship and fair play that our sport stands out for”.