18 Jun 2020

CEV welcomes Beach Volleyball inclusion in Munich 2022 European Championships

Beach Volleyball has been added to the now-finalized sports programme of nine sports for the multi-sport 2022 European Championships in Munich.

The respective European Championships in Beach Volleyball plus Canoe Sprint, Sport Climbing and Table Tennis have joined those in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon for the event that will take place Thursday 11th to Sunday 21st August 2022.

The Munich 2022 European Championships Beach Volleyball are set to feature 32 teams per gender, thus accounting for 128 male and female athletes competing in two medal events. Across the nine sports, 4,400 athletes from 50 countries are set to compete in a total of 158 medal events.

Aleksandar Boričić, President of the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) said, “It is truly great news for our Beach Volleyball family that we have reached an agreement for Beach Volleyball to feature at the next edition of the multi-sport European Championships in Munich.

‘’Germany has been a major Beach Volleyball force for many years, making history through their top teams by securing Europe’s very first Olympic and World Championships gold medals in the sport. The event in such an iconic, vibrant and cosmopolite city as Munich will provide the ideal stage for many more people to enjoy our fresh, highly entertaining and dynamic sport, inspiring the next generation of players and rising the popularity of Beach Volleyball to unprecedented heights. It is an amazing opportunity that all of our stakeholders can look forward to.

‘’We feel privileged to be able to share this exciting journey with colleagues and friends from many other sports, especially further to the enormous success achieved by the inaugural European Championships held in 2018 in Glasgow and Berlin.”