Saturday, 13 September 2008

European Volleyball to Bulgaria

There is a good chance that Bulgaria and Greece will host the European Volleyball championships in 2011.

clipped from www.sofiaecho.com
Bulgaria in the running to co-host volleyball Euro 2011
16:55 Fri 12 Sep 2008 - Elitsa Savova

Bulgaria and Greece’s joint application to host the men's European volleyball championships in 2011 had a strong chance of winning, European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) president AndrĂ© Meyer said in Varna as quoted by Dnevnik daily.

Varna Palace of Culture and Sports director Simeon Varchev said that the sports hall needed reconstruction to meet the new standards. The court would be widened, cutting into the stands, but two additional stands would be built to compensate.

The other candidates to host the event are a joint bid made by Czech Republic and Austria, Denmark, France and the Netherlands. The final decision would be made on September 25 or 26.

Meyer said that it was his last inspection in Varna and he was satisfied with what he had seen. He promised to recommend CEV’s board to approve Bulgaria and Greece’s bid.

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