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Parana, Argentina, October 24, 2014 - The 6th Open Stop of the FIVB World Tour was presented officially this Thursday in the city of Parana, that will host during six complete days the best international beach volleyball of the World at Thompson Resort.

Launching took place at Teatro Multimedia del Circulo Medico, where also a new application for mobile phones supported by the City Hall took place headed towards broadcasting the great tourism scenery of the province and the 9th Softball Pan-American games that also will take place in the same capital city of Entre Rios province during these days.

The event was headed by Parana City Hall Mayor, Prof. Blanca Osuna, also supported by the City Tourism Secretary, Mr. Carlos Monti; Entre Rios Senate Chamber Secretary, Mauro Urribarri and Jorge Torres, representing the Entre Rios Volleyball Federation.

Also were present Government Province and City Hall authorities while representing the Argentine Volleyball Federation at this event were present the Competition Director Andres Soriano and the General Coordinator, Mariano Baracetti (former beach volleyball World Champion 2001).

Opening the ceremony, the Mayor Osuna expressed: "We are presenting two very high quality international events in our city. For us, to be able to host this beach volleyball competition in our beaches is very important". Adding: "This morning we were visiting Thompson Resort and we know and are well aware what this international event means and with pride we can say that Parana is one of the most important Global cities to host this kind of events".

Then, Jorge Torres expressed: "FeVA has been part in the last few years of international beach volleyball and last season we hosted one of the World Tour Grand Prix stops in Corrientes. We worked hard to host such an important event in Entre Rios as we have in this province the most important beach volleyball province competition of the whole country added to the fact that Parana can offer great state-of-the-arts facilities and great beaches We must also point out that the Province and City Hall Governments opened their doors and were very important to be able to carry this stop of the World Tour in this city".

"At Thompson Resort beaches we are finishing settling up a stadium for over 3,000 people with six fields, four of them will be for the official competition and two for warming-up. During all week Parana will be seen all along the world through out beach volleyball activity" finished saying Torres.

For Carlos Monti, Tourism Secretary adding to the important fact of carrying such important fact "it is a very high quality FIVB event and Parana keeps working to be among the Argentine cities that can host important international sport, tourism and cultural events. It is a great challenge to be able to host this Open Beach Volleyball stop and the 9th Softball Pan-American Cup. It will be an unforgettable event for all our Parana and Regional people, the best competition of the World with free entrance for everybody".