CEV launches bidding process for 2020 and 2021 European Championships
The CEV, the European Volleyball Confederation, has launched a bidding process to find hosts for the 2020 and 2021 editions of #EuroBeachVolley, Europe’s beach volleyball continental showpiece.
The annual tournament features 64 teams in total (32 per gender), with €200,000 ($226,401) in total prize money to be distributed equally between women and men. Matches will also count towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The tournament was first held in 1993 for men and 1994 for women, and the 2019 competition will take place in the Russian capital Moscow between 5 and 11 August.
The Netherlands held the 2018 tournament, and for the first time took the competition to four cities, whereas previous editions had been confined to just one or twoAccording to CEV figures, the 2018 edition was seen live by around 72,800 spectators, viewed by 1,440,000 TV viewers in the host country, and had a total media audience of roughly 208 million.
Applications to host the 2020 European Beach Volleyball Championships must be received by the CEV no later than 10 May this year.