FIVB and NORCECA postpone beach volleyball events in Mexico and Nicaragua 

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 16, 2020 - A joint decision has been made by the FIVB, NORCECA and the event organizers to postpone the FIVB Beach Volleyball 4-star event scheduled for 24-29 March in Cancun, Mexico and the Beach Volleyball Inter Zonal Continental Cup in Nicaragua for March 19-23 due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

Although as advised the risk level is currently low in Mexico and no cases have been reported by the health authorities in Nicaragua , there are international travel limitations in different parts of the world and specially within the North Central and Caribbean region  that impact the travels of athletes , referees and control committee officials. The health and well-being of athletes, officials and fans is the FIVB and NORCECA top priority, and the mutual decision to postpone the event was made in the best interests of all parties. 

Further information on the rescheduled event date will be provided at a later stage. The FIVB and NORCECA recognizes that the coronavirus outbreak is worldwide concern and, therefore, it is likely that there will be further changes to the beach volleyball calendar. 

The FIVB is in contact with the IOC about potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Any potential changes will be communicated to all the relevant stakeholders at a later stage. 

The FIVB and NORCECA expresses its deepest sympathy and solidarity to those affected by the outbreak, and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation in full cooperation with the World Health Organization and other international and national health and sports authorities.