Summer, sun, and top-class sports! World-class athletes will soon be visiting Munich in the scope of the TUM’s 150th anniversary. The FISU World University Beach Volleyball Championship (WUBC) will take place at the Olympiapark from July 9 to 13, 2018 – and thirty-two men’s and women’s teams will be fighting for the title at the university’s new beach volleyball facilities.
Teams from 29 countries will be taking part, including the leading beach volleyball nations USA, Spain, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland.
Being the host country, Germany will be represented with two men’s and two women’s teams, consisting of members of the junior national teams.
New TUM’s beach volleyball facilities
The TUM’s beach volleyball facilities, which were opened last summer, offer the best possible conditions. “The approximately 200 athletes can look forward to a top location: the Olympiapark is a home to the largest and most modern beach volleyball facilities in Bavaria,” stated Michael Hahn, Munich’s University Sports Director and Vice President of the organizing committee. Hahn is organizing the event in Munich together with his team.
The Student World Cup will be accompanied by a diverse framework and cultural program, offering the spectators a lot of excitement and fun in the vicinity of the courts – and the summerly beach bar will be offering culinary highlights. Admission to the Student World Cup is free.
On the way to the world’s sporting elite
The World University Beach Volleyball Championship (WUBC) is organized by the World Federation of University Sports (FISU), and hosted by the German University Sports Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband, adh) and the Zentrale Hochschulsport München (ZHS). More than 30 Student World Championships will be taking place in 2018 – in various disciplines. The championships are open to student athletes between the ages of 17 and 25.
The WUBC is to be seen as an important stepping stone for numerous talents in the international beach volleyball scene on their way to the world’s sporting elite.
The most successful German teams of the last years are – for example: Karla Borger/Britta Büthe, Armin Dollinger/Jonas Schröder, Chantal Laboureur/Anni Schumacher, Frederike Fischer/Julia Großner, Kim Behrens/Sandra Seyfferth, Philipp Bergmann/Malte Stiel, Victoria Bieneck/Marika Steinhauff, and Tom Götz/Markus Böckermann.
Sunday, July 8, from 7 pm to 8 pm: opening ceremony
Monday, July 9, from 9 am to 7 pm: group matches
Tuesday, July 10, from 9 am to 7 pm: group matches
Wednesday, July 11, from 9 am to 7 pm: main field
Thursday, July 12, from 9 am – to 6 pm: main field
Friday, July 13, from 10 am to 3 pm: placement matches; final match women at 3 pm; final match men at 4 pm (followed by an award ceremony and a closing ceremony)