Secure Bubble Concept Approved For VNL 2021
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 26, 2021 - The Volleyball Nations
League (VNL) 2021 will be held with a secure bubble concept to
ensure the health of all athletes and stakeholders involved and
preserve the original format of the flagship annual event.
The bubble concept will protect the health of all participants
by accommodating all 16 teams per gender in one country in a
safe environment with frequent COVID-19 testing, significantly
minimising the risk of virus transmission.
The matches in a round robin format and the finals will be
hosted in one venue, preserving the original format of the VNL
with the same number of matches per gender.
Developed in close consultation with the event’s main
stakeholders, the concept was approved by the VNL Council during
its latest videoconference meeting earlier today.
Following the approval of the VNL Council, the FIVB will advance
negotiations with interested organisers and aim to announce the
host country or countries and the match schedule in February
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel
restrictions, the FIVB is committed to minimising international
travel and creating a safe environment to protect the health and
wellbeing of all participants.