IEC Serves Up Asian Volleyball
The flagship tournament remains the Men’s and Women’s Asian Championships, which is played biannually and attracts up to 20 national teams each.
AVC has also boosted their event calendar, with the addition of the bi-annual Asian Cup, for the top eight (8) teams in the region. Also launching is the Asian Beach Volleyball Circuit in 2010.
“With China’s as the defending Women’s Olympic gold medalists; Australia and Japan, as the reigning Asian Champions for indoor volleyball and Korea and Thailand fast improving, we are seeing an upsurge of interest in the sport” said Wei Jizhong, President of the Asian Volleyball Confederation.
“Since 2005, IEC has enhanced the television visibility of AVC events, raised production standards and generated over 400 hours of live broadcast, per event, across the continent” added Mr.Wei.
“It is great to promote a team sport where Asian nations have enjoyed world-class success. We want to ensure the majority of Asian sports fans can see their teams in action in these tournaments” said Jonas Persson, CEO of IEC in Sports.
The AVC calendar includes:
2008 – AVC Men’s Cup
2008 – AVC Women’s Cup
2009 Asian Sr. Men’s Championship
2009 Asian Sr. Women’s Championship
2010 AVC Women’s Cup
2010 AVC Men’s Cup
2010 Asian Beach Volleyball Circuit and Championships
2011 Asian Sr. Men’s Championship
2011 Asian Sr. Women’s Championship
2011 Asian Beach Volleyball Circuit and Championships
2012 AVC Women’s Cup
2012 AVC Men’s Cup
2012 Asian Beach Volleyball Circuit and Championships
2013 Asian Sr. Men’s Championship
2013 Asian Sr. Women’s Championship
2013 Asian Beach Volleyball Circuit and Championships
For further information:
Guy Horne, Director, Sports Rights, IEC in Sports on mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org