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luglio 23, 2016 - Red Bull

Klagenfurt is ready for the Olympic preparation

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Premiere of the A1 Major Klagenfurt: From July 26th to the 31st the Swatch #beachvolleyballmajorseries returns to the place where it all began. Hannes Jagerhofer, CEO of the Swatch Major Series, informed the media about the upcoming summer highlight.

It is the fourth stop of the Swatch #beachvolleyballmajorseries and the last before the Olympic tournament which starts on August 6th on Copacabana beach. For some of the best Olympic bound teams the A1 Major Klagenfurt offers the last opportunity for preparations and warm up for the season’s high point.


After the drawing of the Olympic pools which took place at the Gstaad Major last week, it will be interesting to see some battles between teams that will also be competing in Rio. In addition, the thousands of enthusiastic fans will get a taste at the „Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball“, Hannes Jagerhofer explained. As some teams will already be on their way to Rio the A1 Major Klagenfurt will also display the best of the rest who are aiming for the prized title.


The Swatch #beachvolleyballmajorseries will additionally play a major role at the Olympics. Not only are they responsible for the entertainment in the giant stadium on the Copacabana, but the highest league in the sport also joins the FIVB as a partner in the house of beach volleyball. High ranked politicians will be received as well as opinion leaders and media representatives from all over the world.