site.btaSnow Volleyball to Be Introduced as Official Sport by Bulgarian Volleyball Federation
The introduction of snow volleyball as an official sport is on the agenda of the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation (BVF) General Assembly on Friday, BVF President Lubomir Ganev said on the official website of the institution. Thus, snow volleyball clubs can become members of the federation, he explained.
Snow volleyball is a winter sport played by two teams of three players, which originated in Austria as a beach volleyball variant. It gained recognition by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in 2015. Last weekend Bulgaria hosted the first ever zonal snow volleyball championship organized by the Balkan Volleyball Association. At the venue set up close to Mt Perelik, four women’s and as many men’s teams from the hosting country, Romania, and Turkiye took to the snow. A Bulgarian team, consisting of Georgi Fisinski, Nikola Lazarov, and Vilian Hadzhiev, won gold medals in the men's competition
The BVF General Assembly is also expected to reduce the number of Board members from 25 to 17 and adopt a record-high budget for 2023.
Lubomir Ganev was elected President of the Balkan Volleyball Association at BVA’s General Assembly in Istanbul on Saturday. He stated that BVA's priorities over the next 12 months, in which he will head the association, are increasing the number of countries participating in Balkan Championships and the number of beach and snow volleyball tournaments under BVA's auspices, as well as supporting countries that do not have the capability to participate in competitions.