Beach volleyball, World Championships at the start: 120 countries connected on TV with the Foro Italico

The event that will take place at the Foro Italico from 10 to 19 June was presented yesterday. There will also be Nicolai-Cottafava, fresh winners of the stage of the world circuit of Jurmala

The press conference for the presentation of the Rome 2022 beach volleyball world championships took place in the splendid setting of the Foro Italico. padel and will see a total of 96 pairs challenge each other, equally divided between male and female. “Before I defined it as the home of Italian sport, now I would define it as the home of world sport – affirms Vito Cozzoli, President and CEO of Sport e Salute SpA which organizes the event with Fivb -. We pass from the red earth of internationals to blue of padel, to the sand of the central for this beach volleyball world championship “. He continues: “We are launching an important and beautiful championship, much awaited by the public. Beach Volleyball is a sport that is very popular, it is an innovative discipline and we expect a lot from our champions”.

TV coverage

Also Finn Taylor, CEO of Volleyball World, spoke remotely: “This great event will be followed in over 120 countries, with television coverage that will touch every continent thanks to 17 broadcasters. There are all the prerequisites for this to be a unique World Cup to remember. of its kind, with the strongest players. In Rome it will be a great show “. For Yu Cao, Director of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Department: “Rome in these days will become the capital of sport. The best international couples will battle to win the most prestigious trophy. Beachers from all over the world will play in the Foro Italico Park, an iconic and truly beautiful place. I’m sure this will give all players an extra incentive to do well. ” Also present were Diego Nepi, DG of Sport and Health and Director of the Tournament, Roberto Tavani, delegate to sport of the Lazio Region and Alessandro Onorato, Councilor for Major Events, Sport and Tourism of the Municipality of Rome for institutional greetings. A greeting via the web also from the Nicolai-Cottafava couple, fresh winner of the elite 16 tournament in Latvia and now anxiously awaited at the debut in the World Cup. “This year the goal was to consolidate the new couple and it hasn’t changed. An important thing is to analyze things and see them objectively. We knew our value, but it doesn’t change the value of the others. We start from scratch.”

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