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16-10-2014

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL OPEN STOP IN PARANA

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2014 - The 6th Open Stop of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014 to be held in the city of Parana was officially launched this Thursday at the National Tourism Ministry headquarters with the presence of the Executive Secretary of the Instituto Nacional de Promocion de Turismo (Tourism Broadcasting National Institute), Lic Roberto Palais; the Parana City Hall President, Prof. Blanca Osuna; the City Tourism Secretary, Mr. Carlos Monty and the Executive Director of the Organization of the Open Venue in Parana and representative of the promoting Enterprise Turicentro, Dr. Marcos Marconi. The very important international beach volleyball event will take place October 28th - November 2nd at Thompson Resort in Entre Rios capital city.

Representing FeVA were the Competition Director Andres Soriano, the General Supervisor Mariano Baracetti (beach volleyball World Champion 2001) and the Press Director, Martin De Rose.

The welcome, representing the National Tourism Ministry Enrique Meyer was done by Palais, who thanked also Parana for organizing such important event that will include one stop of the FIVB World Tour and the 9th Pan-American Softball Championship. "INPROTUR will always support these kind of activities that also help to broadcast our country as an important tourism venue" he emphasized.

The City Hall President pointed out: "for the capital city of our Province Entre Rios, to have the chance of presenting such important international events are very important because they gather together sport with great organization, something very important for our development. Beach Volleyball will be very useful to show our beautiful sightseeing in Parana River - a place we are in love with. The idea to enjoy its river sides, makes it an "open window" to the river. It will be a great party for our river and for sport".

For Marcos Marconi, delegate of Turicentro, Enterprise that has been supporting Argentine and World wide Volleyball for over ten years (they organized the World Championship 2002, several editions of the FIVB World League and the Grand Slam Corrientes 2013, among other competition) "the Parana Open Stop is possible thanks to the support of INPROTUR, Entre Rios Government, the city of Parana, the Argentine Volleyball Federation, the Entre Rios Volleyball Federation, the ENARD and the National Sport Secretariat. We have this great chance because last year we held the first Grand Slam of the FIVB World Tour in South America in all its history in the city of Corrientes and now players from 18 countries will arrive to Argentina to compete and therefore we expect to have an event that joins sport and entertainment in an outstanding scenery".

Mariano Baracetti, 2001 World Champion and part of the Organization Committee staff)

For Mariano Baracetti the bet is great: "It is a dream that Argentina keeps being part of the World Calendar. It is very important for our players, for the country and for the World. Here we generated a great expectation on the athletes that want to keep growing. Argentina keeps working day after day with its coaching teams and a group of beach volleyball players - all belonging to the national team to keep growing and now, with the participation of Argentina hosting one stop of the FIVB World Tour, our reality is even more interesting and bigger".

Argentina has six teams of each gender for the Main Draw that will include a total of 32 teams - 24 that qualify directly taken their World Ranking and 8 that will participate first of the Qualy. The competition starts on Tuesday, October 28th for the women's and will end on Sunday, November 2nd with the Men's Gold Medal.

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