Moscow to host FIVB World Tour beach volleyball tournament

13:10, June 07, 2010      

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After a short break, the 2010 FIVB World Tour resumes competition with its second beach volleyball Grand Slam event when Moscow hosts it for the third straight season at the Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) courts.

It marks that the women's sides return to competition after last competing in South Korea during the last full week of May in Seoul, and so does the men's calendar after the event in Myslowice, Poland.

Teams from Brazil and the United States had topped the podium in South Korea and Poland respectively.

The 600,000 U.S. dollars Moscow Grand Slam is the second of six major events on the 2010 FIVB World Tour calendar.

A prize money of 3.6 million dollars, out of the circuit's total 6.83million dollars, is on offer for the eight-month international Beach Volleyball tour being played at 17 sites in 14 countries and regions.

The 2010 Moscow Grand Slam features the winners of the previous two stops, from Brazil, China, Germany and the United States in both men's and women's events.

Germany's Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann and Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa France of Brazil are respectively the defending men's and women's champions for the Moscow stop.



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