23. 04. 2020

CEV cancel all European competitions for the season 2019/2020

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That means the CEV Champions League, CEV Cup and Challenge Cup won’t have the winners for the season 2019/2020.


Also, the European golden and Silver Leagues for the national teams have been canceled.

“The CEV Board of Administration agreed to cancel the remainder of the 2020 European Cups, including the CEV Champions League Volley Super Finals scheduled for May 16 in Berlin, after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic brought these competitions to a standstill in March. Regardless of not being able to finalize the European Cups season, the Board agreed to allocate more than 80% of the anticipated prize money to the teams across the three Cups. Moreover, the CEV Board committed already to maintain the prize money for the 2020/2021 edition of the European Cups and approved additional support to the clubs for the upcoming season.”

Also, CEV have announced that they will support the European Volleyball Community with 11,5 million euros:

In an effort to deal with the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic and to revitalize the members of the Volleyball family, the CEV Board of Administration approved earlier today - as the first European sports institution to do so - an unprecedented ‘Marshall Plan’ for European Volleyball. This plan includes a series of measures that account for the investment and reliefs of about € 11.5 million for the benefit of the CEV’s stakeholders.”



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1 Comments about "CEV cancel all European competitions for the season 2019/2020"

25.04.2020 | 08:10 |   John Doek [unregistered]

I miss the discussion how will the volleyball look like in future…Will athletes use the face masks, what kind, or even gloves as in a snow volleyball? Will be allowed the ritual hugging after every rally, as so far? What about intimacy on the court as we could often see so far? What about the audience, will be allowed to attend matches, with masks, distance among them, etc? Timetable of measures? International matches? Quarantine? There are many questions to be answered. Impact of the pandemic on the sport, players, coaches, resources, media, even sport governing bodies seems to be devastating. Volleyball is not exception - contrary, since it is a team sport. Officials, athletes , coaches, fans should be ready to cope with a real situation. Somebody should inform them on planned measures...
What could happen when officials on all levels have failed during this pandemic could be indicated on Italian and Estonian volleyball experience...

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