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Russia to apply for hosting volleyball men’s championships 2022

December 05, 2014, 13:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"We are aiming at hosting the men’s championships in 2022,” head of the Russian Federation of Volleyball said
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MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russia will apply for hosting the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championships 2022, head of the Russian Federation of Volleyball Stanislav Shevchenko said on Friday.

On Friday, head of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Ary Graca met with Russia’s Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko.

“We are aiming at hosting the men’s championships in 2022,” head of the Russian Federation of Volleyball said. “This is an official position of the Ministry of Sports.”

After the meeting Ary Graca proposed holding the 2017 world beach volleyball championship in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Earlier, Graca said the international competition should be organized in Russia as it has everything necessary to host an event of that high level.

According to Graca, volleyball will be one of the most popular sports at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio-de-Janeiro.

World beach volleyball championships are held once in two years.

Russia has never hosted volleyball world championships. The USSR hosted the championships twice — in 1952 and in 1962.

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