During the COVID-19 pandemic, many major sports tournaments in the world were postponed or canceled to prevent the spread of the disease, among which the Volleyball National League 2020 is also on the list.
The 2020 Volleyball National League (VNL 2020) is set earlier than the previous seasons due to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics held in July. The group stage will be played from May 22 to June 21 / 2020. The quarterfinal onwards will be held from 1-5/7/2020.
The final was held in the US but was displaced due to coinciding with the country’s national day. FIVB chose Torino, Italy to organize the second phase of VNL 2020.
Across Europe, the COVID-19 influenza pandemic is causing major instability throughout the entire social system. All attention now is to prevent the spread of disease.
Because of this, FIVB continues to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) every hour under the guidance of governments, then identifies the policies that are in place to protect the safety of people. fans, athletes and organizers.
FIVB also consulted with national volleyball federations and related agencies, to make a decision to postpone VNL 2020.
In addition, FIVB also consulted the national volleyball federations and related agencies, to make a decision to postpone VNL 2020 until after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The health of athletes, organizers, and fans, is the highest priority of FIVB. This is considered the best decision at the moment to reassure fans as well as comply with the requirements of the governments of the relevant countries.
The decision to postpone VNL 2020 is a decision that has received the support of a large number of FIVB members to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
Many volleyball leagues, not only from Europe but around the world, have postponed their national championships until the flu epidemic is under control.
In our latest release on the FIVB homepage, we have sent to all members of the volleyball federation: “We express our deepest sympathy to the people and countries affected by the COVID flu- 19. We currently maintain regular connections with national governments and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) to keep up to date with the latest medical advice from experts”.