【Japan】 The 1st 3&3 Mixed Volleyball World Cup
- 5th to 8th Mar., 2020
- Tateyama, Chiba
- Japan Mixed Volleyball Association
- Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Hawaii, Hong Kong, U.S.A
- Supporting organizations: Japan Volleyball Association, beyond2020 Program, Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office, Ministry of Land,Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chiba Prefectural Board of Education, Tateyama city board of Education, Tateyama Chamber of Commerce, Bonichi Shimbun
- Russia 60, Kazakhstan 11, Korean-Japanese 27, Hawaii 24, Hong Kong 20, U.S.A. 10, Total 152People
The 1st 3&3 Mixed Volleyball World Cup, the first competition of its kind in the world, took place during an extremely difficult time. Following the government guidelines addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament scale had to be reduced.Our initial plan in early January was to invite 18 teams from ten countries but issues arising from COVID-19 obliged us to hold the event with 13 teams from seven countries. Despite the restrictions, all those who participated expressed their deep appreciation.
Mayor Kenichi Kanemaru, Tateyama City:
Feedback from Local Contacts :
I am delighted that the 1st 3&3 Mixed Volleyball World Cup was successfully held from March 5th to 8th in Tateyama City. It was a time when we were still struggling to restore normal life from the damages afflicted by Typhoons 15 & 19 of the previous year. In support of its aims, Tateyama City and our educational board patronized the event, which was held at perfect timing in the Olympic year to send cheers to people through sports. However, due to the unexpected spread of COVID-19, the tournament had to be held without spectators. I’m sure the organizers, especially President Yoshihiro Oe, had a hard time making adequate adjustments. I would like to express my sincere admiration for all the hard work put in by the parties concerned to make the 4-day event happen with great success. Unfortunately, since the tournament was held behind closed doors, our citizens including myself could not visit the venue to cheer for the players. I have been informed that the 2nd 3&3 Mixed Volleyball World Cup will be held after two years. We would be honoured if we could host the tournament once again in Tateyama City where you can enjoy the beautiful early spring in Tateyama. I wish you good health and further success, President Oe. I hope that this tournament will be continued for many more years to come.
Japan Mixed Volleyball Association