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TUR M: Galatasaray to host annual Paidar Demir Tournament through coming weekend

by WoV

Galatasaray ISTANBUL is set to play in this year’s CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men and with their debut coming up in some three weeks, the players from Turkey’s megalopolis will try to get well ready also via the Paidar Demir International Tournament scheduled for this weekend at Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall in Istanbul. The competition will feature two more teams that will participate in the CEV Volleyball Champions League, namely Tomis CONSTANTA of Romania and Greece’s Olympiacos PIRAEUS, plus another side from Turkey’s first division, ISTANBUL BSB.

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Paidar Demir

The tournament is named after the late Paidar Demir, aka Pako8 as he did wear that number since the start of his Volleyball career at Galatasaray up to his retirement by the time he was already 42. After retiring from competitive sport, Demir could continue his career in Volleyball by working as team manager for his former club as well as for Turkey’s national teams. Demir prematurely passed away in a car accident back in 2006 and since then the Paidar Demir Tournament has been held annually.

Galatasaray will debut on Friday playing Tomis CONSTANTA before taking on Olympiacos and ISTANBUL BSB on Saturday and Sunday.

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