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2018 CSIT Beach Volleyball Championships

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The 2018 CSIT Beach Volleyball Championships (men and women) were held from June 5 to June 10, 2018 in Albena Resort, Bulgaria within the frame of the 15th International Workers' Sports Festival.

CSIT member union Bulgarian Workers' Federation "Sport and Health" organized the Games in cooperation with the International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT) and with the official media partnership with the Bulgarian National Television. There were participants from Italy, Iran, Portugal, Mexico, Russia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. The men's team of Atom-Sport (Russia) triumphed with the cup after a fierce battle with the squad of AICS (Italy). In the final for 3-4 places AFWSI (Iran) beated the team of BWF "Sport and Health" (Bulgaria). The ladies, who represented the host country were strong enough to conquer the  first place, the second's place medals were deserved by the team of INATEL (Portugal), while third stood the atractive team of INDET (Mexico).

Innovations for the WSG 2019 tested:
The Technical Commission Volleyball was developing a new format for Beach- & Indoorvolleyball, namely mixed competitions. Within the frame of those championships it has been organized, in an additional program as well as in a friendly way, a test competition of Mixed Beachvolleyball by teams of 2 players (a man and a woman). This tournament brought together 8 teams, composed of players participating in the Championship and was won by a Lithuanian team.
The participants greatly appreciated this tournament and were enthusiastic about this new approach "mixed doubles" in Beachvolleyball. This test is therefore a great success, the Technical Commission will innovate by proposing to organize for the first time in the CSIT at the next World Games in Tortosa Mixed Beachvolleyball Championships, as well as a Mixed Indoorvolleyball Championships.

The awards were presented to the winners by Mr. Thierry de Longchamp - Cairman of CSIT's Volleyball Technical Commission and Mr. Fabrizio Gherardi - Secretary of the Volleyball Technical Commission (responsible for Beachvolleyball).


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