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General Volleyball : We are not alone
Posted by Media Team on 2020/3/19 15:08:35 (57 reads)

Volleyball news from Europe
Covid 19 closes continent
At almost the same moment as London volleyball was deciding to close down for the time being, a similar announcement was being made in Luxembourg by the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) about European continental competition.

Events had already been suspended until 3rd April. Now the CEV Board of Administration have agreed to postpone all CEV events until further notice. That is the European Cups (Champions League, CEV Cup and Challenge Cup), under age qualifiers scheduled for late April and early May, the European Beach Volleyball Continental Cup scheduled for 12-17th May and the European Golden and Silver League. Just one match remains: the only exception to this policy is in the CEV Cup – Men semi-final matches between the Russian teams of Zenit St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv Novosibirsh .

As for the 2020 Snow Volleyball season, all remaining events have been cancelled.

In addition, the FIVB have confirmed changes to their calendar, postponing the Volleyball Nations League until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“This has been a hard and painful decision, which we have taken it with the health and safety of our players, officials and fans in mind. However, considering the overall situation across Europe and aiming to provide clear guidance and to allow reasonable planning for all stakeholders, we had to make this decision now. We will further monitor the situation and work together with all of our stakeholders in order to find mutual solutions depending on the further development of the crisis,” says CEV President Aleksandar Boričić.

Further to the decisions taken by the Luxembourgish and Serbian governments, the CEV will apply a teleworking system for their staff and remain operational at all levels. As communication is crucial in these difficult times, the CEV staff will remain available under the regular phone numbers and email addresses.

“Staying united, keeping an open communication and continuously working with positive energy for the good of our beloved sport, I am confident that we will manage all together to overcome this crisis. We thank you for your understanding and we sincerely wish you and your families to stay healthy and safe,” the CEV President concluded in his address to all members of the European Volleyball family and all Volleyball lovers.

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

Source CEV web site (www.cev.lu)

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