FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the Mexican Caribbean

As sporting events begin to take place again, the state of Quintana Roo was chosen for the third time as the site of one of the most important competitions in the world of beach volleyball. This is the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, also called the Cancún Hub.

This important event will take place April 16 – May 2 on Cancun’s beautiful beaches. Eighty-six teams representing 32 countries will participate in the men’s branch, and 82 teams from 28 countries will participate in the women’s branch. Participants include medalists from the 2019 Chetumal edition, the 2012 Rio champions and the 2019 European Beach Volleyball Championship finalists.

This event will take place thanks to the International Volleyball Federation, the Mexican federal government, the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports, the Mexican Volleyball Federation, the Quintana Roo Commission for Youth and Sports and the Benito Juárez city council.

This competition is of the utmost importance, since it is the qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics. Cancun is the only venue in the world with three consecutive qualifying events for the Olympics. Three tournaments will be played over 17 days under what the head of the Quintana Roo Commission for Youth and Sports calls a “bubble event”, because it will be held following strict sanitary measures.

Cancun was chosen for the tournament because in addition to being an important tourist destination, it has successfully implemented sanitary protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic and is considered safe for athletes and event organizers.