Bartosz Kurek (Poland)
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We’ve never heard of an organizing committee this cool!
So the organizers of the 2013 Men’s European Championship to be held in Poland and Denmark thought of informing volleyball fans from all over the world by creating a SUPER COOL VIDEO presented and translated in various languages.
Here we go…
Official Press Release
This is the pools for the Men’s 2013 European Volleyball Championship
All volleyball Europe can look forward to some big clashes at the Men’s 2013 European Volleyball Championship Final Round. This is clear after today’s Drawing of Lots in Copenhagen.
Parken Stadium in Copenhagen was a scenic backdrop when the Drawing of Lots for the 2013 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Men, Final Round took place today.
The host nations had decided that the reigning Olympic champions from Russia are going to play in pool D in Gdynia while host nation Poland will play in pool B in Gdansk. The Danish host nation had chosen Finland to play in pool C in Herning while Denmark themselves will play in pool A in Odense.
The Drawing of Lots resulted in the following pool composition for the 2013 CEV Volleyball European Championship, Men, Final Round:
Pool A in Odense: Denmark, Italy, Belarus and Greece/Belgium
Pool B in Gdansk: Poland, Slovakia, France and Turkey/Latvia
Pool C in Herning: Finland, Serbia, Netherlands and Croatia/Slovenia
Pool D in Gdynia: Russia, Bulgaria, Germany and Czech Republic
The men’s final round will take place in Denmark and Poland from the 20th to the 29th of September 2013.
Willy Bruninx, who is responsible for the Drawing of Lots and member of ESOC ad the following statement regarding the draw:
”When I look at the overall composition of the pools, it’s an even balance with good teams in all the pools – but pool D in Gdynia in Poland is very strong. Never the less all the matches will be played and then with the ¼ finals we will see who is going to play the semifinals and finals in Copenhagen,” says Willy Bruninx.
Denmark and Poland co-host the 2013 European Volleyball Championship. The preliminary pools are played in Odense and Herning in Denmark and in Gdansk and Gdynia in Poland from the 20th-22nd of September.
Playoffs and Quarterfinals are played in Aarhus in Denmark and in Gdansk in Poland from the 24th-25th of September.
The semi-finals and final are played in Parken in Copenhagen from the 28th-29th of September.
Facts about the 2013 CEV Volleyball European Championship, Men, Final Round
Denmark and Poland co-host the championship. Both countries have two preliminary pools with four nations in each. Semi-finals and the final are played in Denmark.
It is the first time that both nations host a European Championship.
The European Volleyball Championship takes place from the 20th of September to the 29th of September 2013.
The arenas in Denmark are: Odense (Arena Fyn), Herning (Boxen), Aarhus (NRGi Arena) and Copenhagen (Parken).
The arenas in Poland are: Gdansk (Ergo Arena) and Gdynia (Sports Hall).
The Danish partners for the 2013 European Volleyball Championships are: Sport Event Denmark, Odense, Herning, Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Serbia is defending European Champions.
Russia is ruling Olympic Champions.
Qualified countries: Denmark and Poland are qualified as host nations. Serbia, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belarus, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany, France and the Czech Republic. The last three of a total 16 nations will be found in the European qualifications third round in May 2013. Here Croatia faces Slovenia, Greece faces Belgium and Turkey faces Latvia.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/eurovolley2013 #ev2013
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