World Volleyball Body withdraws world championship from Russia over invasion of Ukraine

Russia was banned from the 2022 World Championship by the World Volleyball Body due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Volleyball World Cup was moved from Russia amid the Ukraine invasion

Volleyball World Cup moved from Russia during Ukraine invasion (Twitter photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Volleyball World Championship was moved from Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine
  • Russia was supposed to host the World Championships from August 26th to September 11th
  • The FIVB has yet to determine another host country for the 2022 World Cup

The world volleyball governing body announced on Tuesday that the 2022 World Cup has been moved from Russia due to the country’s military invasion of Ukraine. Russia was scheduled to host the World Cup from August 26 to September 11, with group matches in several cities and the final round of matches in Moscow.

“Following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, the FIVB remains seriously concerned about the escalating situation and the safety of the people of Ukraine,” the World Volleyball Body statement said.

“The FIVB Governing Board has come to the conclusion that due to the war in Ukraine it would be impossible to prepare and host the World Championships in Russia.

“It has accordingly decided to remove from Russia the organization of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships to be held in August and September 2022,” the FIVB said.

“The Russian Volleyball Federation and the Volleyball 2022 Organizing Committee have been informed accordingly.

“The FIVB will seek alternative host nations to ensure that the global volleyball family, including national federations, athletes, officials and fans, all feel safe and proud to participate in a joyous and peaceful celebration of sport,” added the FIVB.

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