Beach Volleyball outstanding at Toronto Pan Am Games



TORONTO, Canada, July 18, 2015. - The Beach Volleyball double gender tournament at the XVIII Pan American Games has been an outstanding competition proving to be one of the major attractions at the most important sport event of the American Continent.


The facilities at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at the CIBC Pan American Park on the shores of Ontario Lake reunite all the FIVB and Olympic standards to guarantee a successful event. The atmosphere at the Pan American venue has shown an exciting vibe with challenging matches making Beach Volleyball one of the most popular and entertaining sports at the Pan Am Games.


Fans have enjoyed an intense competition and adding to its appeal is the splendid organization under the supervision of Edward Drakitch, Sport Organizing Chair who has dedicated three years in arranging these excellent conditions.


The Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre used 3000 metric tons of sand, brought by 80 dump trucks and a total of 182 volunteers taking part of the high impact created at the venue.


Beach Volleyball is not only about the competition, it’s also a festivity making the fans enjoy the sport to its maximum expression with entertaining music, dancers and an animator that puts the crowd in a great mood becoming part of the spectacle and Toronto has made that possible.  


Nelson Ramirez, FIVB Supervisor for the event said “on behalf of the International Volleyball Federation FIVB, the Pan American Volleyball Union UPV, the North Central American and Caribbean Confederation NORCECA and the South American Volleyball Confederation CSV, I want to express my appreciation for all the efforts of the organizing committee of the Games and a special recognition to Edward Drakich and Venue Manager Aaron Collins, I am impressed with their hard work. Most of all, to the volunteers for their job well done in making Beach Volleyball the most organized and the best sold out competition at the Pan Am Games”.