Poland will host Men´s Volleyball World Championship 2014. The Polish Volleyball Federation said matches will be played in Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Katowice, Lodz and one more city to be determined.
The FIVB is pleased to announce it has agreed a partnership deal for Poland to host the FIVB Men’s World Championship in 2014. “This will be the biggest and most beautiful sports event in the world, not only in Volleyball but throughout the whole sports family,” said FIVB Honorary Life President Dr. Rubén Acosta. “Poland – I’m sure about it – will make this Championship very special.”
It will be the first time Poland has hosted an FIVB World Championship. Volleyball in Poland has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity over the last few years. The Polish Men’s team finished runners-up at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan and a year later Katowice hosted one of the best-ever FIVB World League Final Rounds, with spectators filling out Spodek Hall night after night.
“I am convinced that the 2014 Men’s Senior World Championship will be a gorgeous tournament with perfect organisation and great Polish fans,” said FIVB President Wei. “We were all charmed by them during the 2007 World League Finals and I’m sure the atmosphere will be even more spectacular.”
Dr. Acosta said that the Preliminary Rounds for the 2014 World Championships will begin in 2012 with more than 215 National Federations set to take part, making the Polish Championships potentially the biggest sporting event in history in terms of competing countries.